Monday, May 25, 2009

B-Time - Taking Trains ep (1987, Top)

The lack of a major label contract didn’t inhibit this overlooked D.C. quartet from gleaming a healthy, spit-shined sheen, thanks partially to producer/engineer Rob Schnapf (who would later offer his services to Beck, The Vines, Elliott Smith, and more recently Nine Black Alps). On Taking Trains, B-Time exude six brisk pop tunes, brandishing clean, buoyant guitar leads, a la early Toad the Wet Sprocket and Crowded House, albeit packing a little more street cred. “Could It Be” and “For Someone” are incessantly fetching, with the remainder of this ep not trailing far behind. Pop gold.

01. Taking Trains
02. 9th Out of 10
03. For Someone
04. Been Down
05. Could It Be

06. Christine

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1 comment:

VINYL ▌OBSCURITY said...

Just broke this out for another spin after many many years after I recently replaced it with an upgrade copy. I was pleasantly surprised to see that you had reviewed this. The Washington Post gave it a very favorable review which adorned the jacket via a hype sticker. It also got airplay on the now legendary alternative WHFS 99.1FM out of Baltimore.