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30 Mar 2017

Train “Costumed Cuties” 1970 Danish US Psych Rock






Train “Costumed Cuties” 1970 Danish / US Psych Rock
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By the late-‘60s the band had relocated to the States where they were signed by Vanguard. Teamed with producer Geoff Turner, by the time their 1970 debut “Costumed Cuties” hit the streets the band seems to have effectively been reduced to a duo consisting of Lenox and Keider (the two names prominently featured in the liner notes). Largely penned by Lenox (Gordon contributing one selection), musically the set wasn’t bad. Keyboard dominated rockers, Lenox had a decent voice that was well suited for material such as “Oink Oink”, “Dreams and Realities” and the title track. On the other hand, with the exception of the atypical freak out closer “Road Race”, none of the 12 tracks was particularly distinguished, or memorable. One reviewer’s compared these guys to ARS. Personally I don’t hear it. Imagine a duller version of Procol Harum with occasional pseudo-jazz breaks (“Hasting’s Worth Resolved ”) and you’ll get a better feel for the results … Greeted with complete critical and commercial indifference, the set vanished without a trace; followed in short order by the band…..Bad Cat………


Train were a Danish group that relocated to United States where they were signed by Vanguard. Teamed with producer Geoff Turner, by the time their 1970 debut "Costumed Cuties" hit the streets the band seems to have effectively been reduced to a duo consisting of Lenox and Keider (the two names prominently featured in the liner notes). Largely penned by Lenox (Gordon contributing one selection), musically the set wasn't bad. Keyboard dominated rockers, Lenox had a decent voice that was well suited for material such as "Oink Oink", "Dreams and Realities" and the title track. 
Bad-Cat...........

According to a legend invented by someone, either the Danish or the Dutch team that moved to the United States in the late 1960s and, with the help of American colleagues and producer Geoff Turner, released a very interesting record on the independent label "Vanguard". However, it's enough to look at the names of the participants to see the purely American origin of the band: the author of most songs, singer Bob Lenox, guitarist Vincent Bell, and drummer Don Kreider - were well-known New York musicians (the first collaborated with Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner and Joe Cocker, the second - accompanied by many artists, including Frank Sinatra on the popular song "New York, New York"). And the confusion could have arisen because of the name of Kirsten Loppenthin, participating in the vocals and singing in Danish on the 11th track ... Nevertheless, there were evil tongues that generally consider everything a hoax (by offering the names Mike Lang, Artie Kornfeld and producer Mike Tschudin , ostensibly wished to hide under loud pseudonyms), and the true composition, thus, is still hidden in the fog ... Despite the rumor, the work turned out to be quite serious.........



The Train 
*Vinnie Bell - Guitar, Sitar 
*Jamie Faust - Bass 
*Murray Gordon - Bass, Guitar 
*Bob Lenox - Vocals, Keyboards 
*Kirsten Loppenthin - Vocals 
*Dave Lumsden - Sax 
*Don Keider - Drums, Vibes, Vocals 
*Jimmy Roberts - Sax 
*Alan Shulman - Celllo 
*Irving Spice - Violin 

Tracklist 
A1 Oink Oink 3:07 
A2 Bishop Pawn Three 3:46 
A3 Guest Hotel 4:07 
A4 Screw You 0:59 
A5 Lilly White 2:05 
A6 Dreams And Realities 3:47 
B1 Costumed Cuties 3:31 
B2 Hasting's Worth Resolved 3:32 
B3 Toe Jam 1:26 
B4 Abolene Gold 3:11 
B5 Love Is All 1:27 
B6 Road Race 4:13 

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