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Initial post: Jul 27, 2012 6:32:04 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
G'day from DownUnder, and Welcome Back intrepid travellers one and all, to the Internet thread phenomenon that is The TrainWreck.  It's a place where you can feel at home, amongst friends, where you can share your favourite music, your thoughts, feelings and experiences.  You will not be judged, ridiculed, or downtrodden for your eclectic tastes; this is a safe haven for open-minded people, where you can drop in and out as you please, for a bit of respite from the drudgery of everyday life.

The legend of The `Wreck dates far far back in time (well, just over 4 years ago, if you want to get technical).  Grand Station-Master of Reality gave birth to this ungodly beast, without even the foggiest notion of how it would take off, how long it would stick around or the impact it would have on people's lives.  

"Wreckers" from far-reaching corners of the globe, as well as intergalactic, have communicated and shared in this forum on a daily basis, some have met up with each other in person, and one couple even married as a result of meeting via our thread!

Bonds have transcended boundaries, and connections have branched out of the Amazonian confines into various other social media, whereby musical Wreck'ommendations can be experienced visually via direct Facebook links to YouTube clips.

I've outlined the weblinks below to every single one of the past 36 editions of The TrainWreck and their associated conductors:

TW I: May 6 to October 22, 2008
Host: MasterOfReality

TW II: October 22, 2008 to January 7, 2009
Host: Captain Ogre

TW III: January 7 to February 12, 2009
Host: Captain Ogre

TW IV: February 12 to March 18, 2009
Host: Samantha Magistrale

TW V: March 18 to April 21, 2009
Host: Rare Goat

TW VI: April 21 to July 2, 2009
Host: Sundancekeed

TW VII: July 2 to August 27, 2009
Host: Jefferson Oliver

TW VIII: August 27 to October 9, 2009
Host: Bradley C. Hubbard

TW IX: October 9 to November 12, 2009
Host: D. Guymon

TW X: November 12 to December 9, 2009
Host: Karen Saddleblanket

TW XI: December 9, 2009 to January 12, 2010
Host: Whizzkid58

TW XII: January 12 to February 7, 2010
Host: Rand "Stonehenge" Stoner

TW XIII: February 7 to March 10, 2010
Host: Zeddicus Zu'l

TW XIV: March 10 to April 2, 2010
Host: Peter Hopkins

TW XV: April 2 to May 3, 2010
Host: Steelers Fan

TW XVI: May 3 to June 6, 2010;
Host: mouse

TW XVII: June 6 to July 3. 2010
Host: Randy Blythe


TW XVIII: July 3 to July 26, 2010
Host: Whizzkid


TW XIX: July 26 to August 22, 2010
Host: Lady Zu'l


TW XX: August 22 to September 21, 2010
Host: Bradley C. Hubbard


TW XXI: September 21 to October 19, 2010
Host: G.Vigrass


TW XXII: October 19 to November 15, 2010
Host: sundancekeed


TW XXIII: November 16 to December 17, 2010
Host: Rare Goat


TW XXIV: December 17, 2010 to January 14, 2011
Host: G. Vigrass


TW XXV: January 14 to February 11, 2011
Host: Captain Ogre


TW XXVI: February 11 to March 14, 2011
Host: Kreutzbear


TW XXVII: March 14 to April 15, 2011
Host - Lady Zu'l


TW XXVIII: April 15 to May 28, 2011
Host - Jefferson Oliver

TW XXIX: May 28 to July 20 2011
Host - Zeddicus Zu'l


TW XXX: July 20 to September 14, 2011
Host - Porcupine D


TW XXXI: September 14 to November 18, 2011
HOST - Rare Goat


TW XXXII: November 18 to January 10, 2012
HOST- Randy


TW XXXIII: January 10 to February 22, 2012

Host: Cody


TW XXXIV: February 22 to April 3, 2012
Host: Green-Eyed Lady


TW XXXV: April 3 to May 22, 2012
Host: Randy

TW XXXVI: May 22 to July 27, 2012
Hosts: Rand âl Z'uul, Lady Zu'l & Zeddicus Zu'l


A very special thanks goes out to the triple threat of Rand al Zu'l, Lady Z'ul and Zeddicus Zu'l, for a great job in conducting the previous Train Trip during our last 10,000 posts.  The journey sure does go by quickly when you're having a good time!  I look forward to travelling alongside you all during the next 10,000 posts.

I will now push Train#37 out of the station and start our ride with the following 10 aptly programmed tracks:
The Wreckers - Rush
My Friends - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Thank You for the Music - ABBA
Train Kept a Rolling - Aerosmith
All Around the World - Oasis
Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Listen, Learn, Read On - Deep Purple


Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:32:33 AM PDT
Lady Zu'l says:
I got the best seat in the house! Hooray!!!

Iron & Wine - Peace Beneath The City
Bettye LaVette - Love Reign O'er Me
The Dear Hunter - Son
Death Cab For Cutie - Crooked Teeth
Karnataka - Everything Must Change
Il Balleto Di Bronzo - Epilogo
Ian Anderson - Living In The Past
Flower Kings - The Truth Will Set You Free
Nick Drake - Come In To The Garden
Pink Floyd RULEZZZZ!!! - See Emily Play

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:33:18 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 6:33:35 AM PDT
Booyah! Good job Big B! I call window!

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:35:44 AM PDT
Lady Zu'l says:
Awesome opening post, BigBad!! Just beautiful!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 6:36:13 AM PDT
Grownup: Carly Simon
Baby I Apologise: ELO
Natural Thing: UFO
All I Have Are Memories: The Byrds
Disarm Yourself: Puddle Jumpers
Slave Called Shiver; Porcupine Tree
Helter Skelter: The Beatles
This Song Has No Title: Elton John
She Said, She Said: The Beatles
Armageddon Suite: Trevor Rabin
Citadel: Rolling Stones
It's A Jungle Out There: Mastedon

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:36:40 AM PDT
Clapton Goon says:
Congrats for bringing a fine train in Rand al Zu'l and good luck with this train BigBad!

Now for the first feature of TW XXXVII!!!

You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish, REO Speedwagon's seventh studio album, was the first to be co-produced by lead singer Kevin Cronin and lead guitarist Gary Richrath. The album was REO's first to make the Top 40, peaking at #29. The album sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. which led it to go 2x Platinum.

This is the first album to feature Bruce Hall on bass. He replaced Gregg Philbin.

Track listing
"Roll with the Changes" (Kevin Cronin) - 5:37
"Time for Me to Fly" (Cronin) - 3:42
"Runnin' Blind" (Gary Richrath/Debbie Mackron) - 3:08
"Blazin' Your Own Trail Again" (Cronin) - 3:32
"Sing to Me" (Richrath) - 2:34
"Lucky for You" (Richrath/Cronin) - 5:02
"Do You Know Where Your Woman Is Tonight?" (Richrath) - 2:53
"The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot" (Richrath) - 2:17
"Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight" (Richrath/Cronin) - 4:58

Kevin Cronin - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Piano and Acoustic Guitar on "Roll with the Changes"
Gary Richrath - Lead Guitar
Bruce Hall - Bass
Neal Doughty - Keyboards
Alan Gratzer - Drums

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 6:37:15 AM PDT
Thank you Lady & Laddie Z for having me along for the ride last thread, and for coming to see an old hermit in the woods!

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:38:02 AM PDT
mouse says:
Rand, ZZ and Lady Z...
Thank you all for the wonderful ride that was Trainwreck XXXVI.. stellar job.... {and Lady, you *are* a natural hostess, truly...}

BigBad!!! Congratulations on a fine and dandy opening for Trainwreck XXXVII... Thank you sir!

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:38:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 6:56:48 AM PDT
My thanks to Zedd & Lady Zu'l as well as Rand Al Zu'l for their stellar work as co-conductors of TW XXXVI. You guys did a great job! Thanks! BigBad, I have every confidence that you will keep this old wreck on the tracks and get us all safe into the station. All Aboard!!

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:38:41 AM PDT
MC says:
Great job BB, nice opening!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 6:40:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 7:18:49 AM PDT
Lady Zu'l says:
Aw shucks, mouse! You're making me blush ... again! I blushed when Rand said that too!

Glad to see the Meeces on board!

All aboard! Whoooo Whoooooo!

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:47:55 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Thanks for the kudos on the opening post, guys. I'm pooped already after the push into the last station! ;-p

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 6:48:52 AM PDT
MoE says:
Congrats and great first post, BigBad!

Thank you to the previous conductors!

Time for me to go to trainings before school starts Monday! :-) Congrats to all!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 6:51:40 AM PDT
Lady Zu'l says:

Set the throttle to automatic pilot if you must. You did the hard part already! What time is it down under?

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:54:45 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Boy that was fast. I like the Roman numerals on these--"XXXVII". Like Super Bowls. Classy.

Regular numerals just aren't good enough.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:55:14 AM PDT
Carpe Diem ~ Mostly Autumn
Supper's Ready ~ Genesis
On The Turning Away ~ Pink Floyd
Still You Turn Me On ~ Emerson Lake & Palmer
Starship Trooper ~ Yes
I Robot ~ Alan Parsons Project
Misty Mountain Hop ~ Led Zeppelin
Subdivisions ~ Rush
Starless ~ King Crimson
You And Me ~ Moody Blues
Running To Stand Still ~ U2
Within You Without You ~ Beatles

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:57:03 AM PDT
MC says:
Nice classic list Wally !

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 6:57:16 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:

It's almost midnight on Friday night here DownUnder. Just about to turn in for the night. But before I do....

F.I.N.E. - Aerosmith
When Death Calls - Black Sabbath
Gods of War - Bruce Dickinson
Pop Song '89 - R.E.M.
Don't Tread on Me - Metallica
Nine Cats - Porcupine Tree
Lovely to See You - The Moody Blues
Roll Right Stones - Traffic
The New Pollution - Beck
Do One - Gomez

Goodnight, my friends!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 7:00:08 AM PDT

Thanks very much! I appreciate your kind words...

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 7:00:12 AM PDT

Nice opening post. so we're on #37 now, wow...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 7:01:52 AM PDT
sundancekeed says:
Good job, BB.

Been awhile since I've been on the first page.

One--Three Dog Night

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 7:07:40 AM PDT
Clapton Goon says:
Vinyl summer...I hope it lasts a long time!

Rocks is the fourth album by American rock band Aerosmith, released May 3, 1976. Allmusic described Rocks as having "captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking".[1] Rocks was ranked #176 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It has greatly influenced many people in the hard rock and heavy metal community, including Guns N' Roses and Metallica.[4][5] The album was a commercial success, charting three singles on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 ("Back in the Saddle" and "Last Child"). The album was one of the first albums to ship platinum when it was released. The album has since gone quadruple platinum.[6]

Track listing
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Back in the Saddle" Steven Tyler, Joe Perry 4:40
2. "Last Child" Tyler, Brad Whitford 3:26
3. "Rats in the Cellar" Tyler, Perry 4:05
4. "Combination" Perry 3:39

Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sick as a Dog" Tyler, Tom Hamilton 4:16
2. "Nobody's Fault" Whitford, Tyler 4:21
3. "Get the Lead Out" Tyler, Perry 3:41
4. "Lick and a Promise" Perry, Tyler 3:05
5. "Home Tonight" Tyler 3:15
Total length: 34:31

Steven Tyler - lead vocals
Joe Perry - lead guitar, backing vocals
Brad Whitford - rhythm guitar
Tom Hamilton - bass
Joey Kramer - drums

Additional personnel
Paul Prestopino - banjo

Jack Douglas - producer, arrangement, backing vocals
Aerosmith - producer, arrangement
Jay Messina - engineer
Rod O'Brien - assistant engineer
Sam Ginsburg - assistant engineer
David Krebs - direction
Steve Leber - direction
Pacific Eye & Ear - album design

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 7:16:33 AM PDT
znodog says:
Nice job BigBad, but try to drive on the right side of the tracks! ---------

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 7:33:25 AM PDT
Lady Zu'l says:
I'm listening to /watching a series of videos on YouTube that take Led Zeppelin to task for plagarism. A good half-hour of playing a bit of a song by an original artist followed by a bit of the LZ song.

In some cases it's clearly obvious, such as parts of that song "Taurus" by Spirit clearly having been lifted by LZ in "Stairway To Heaven". Then there's Dazed and Confused, written and recorded by Jake Holmes and covered by The Yardbirds, then mysteriously "written" (read that: wholesale theft) by Jimmy Page for Led Zeppelin, which coincidentally ends up with the same lyrics and song title as Holmes version. WTF?? Jimmy'd been doing way too many drugs if he "forgot" that he'd played the song with The Yardbirds, or the fact that Jake Holmes opened for The Yardbirds on several occasions and played that tune. Jimmy definitely had cojones for that stunt.

On the other hand, there are many other tunes ... especially old blues tunes ... that it is much less obvious to me. Led Zeppelin did such a masterful "interpretation" of the song that it doesn't sound like the original to me at all. - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 7:39:42 AM PDT
znodog says:
All aboard>

New Ways, Train Train- Jeff Beck
Here We Go- Joe Walsh
Take A Fast Train- Robin Trower
One More Drink For The Road- Leslie West
Silver Train- Johnny Winter
Crosstown Traffic- Jimi Hendrix
Aint Dead Yet- Frank Marino
Livin' Lovin' Wreck- Jimmy Page
All Our Yesterdays- Alan Holdsworth
Unidentified (Flying Being)- Steve Hillage
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie- Michael Schenker
Demon Driver- Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Riding On A Arrow- Axel Rudi Pell
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