Saturday, July 10, 2010

Paul Pena: New Train (2000)

(As published in the Times of Acadiana ... )

Paul Pena
New Train

Because this soulful, difficult to categorize 1973 album contains the original version of the Steve Miller Band hit “Jet Airliner,” it’s left its mark on rock-and-roll even though it’s gone unreleased until now. What does it sound like? Like Three Dog Night on a social-consciousness jag, backed by Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story band with Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stewart fighting for the upper hand at the production console. Sort of. Rating: Four books of dreams out of five.

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