The third release by Kim Simmonds
and company, but the first to feature the most memorable lineup of the group: Simmonds
, "Lonesome" Dave Peverett, Tony "Tone" Stevens, Roger Earl
, and charismatic singer Chris Youlden
. This one serves up a nice mixture of blues covers and originals, with the first side devoted to studio cuts and the second a live club date recording. Certainly the standout track, indeed a signature song by the band, is the tour de force
"Train to Nowhere," with its patient, insistent buildup and pounding train-whistle climax. Additionally, David Anstey
's detailed, imaginative sleeve art further boosts this a notch above most other British blues efforts.