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Traks-Long Train Running [1983]

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Traks-Long Train Running [1983]

Here's a group that had the metal look but they were actually a electronic/disco band. This is off their only [at least as far as I could find] and same titled LP. The original, of course, is a classic from the Doobie Brothers but I like this version better. The vocals are more to my liking and they funked it up so it reaches the dancing crowd as well. The singer in the video is Aax Donell but he's just a lip syncher. The real vocals are by band member, Douglas Meakin, who never made a public appearance with the band. Why?? No idea and there's very little info on the net about this short lived band.

watch the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjRNLK4O3s4

d/l the video

http://rapidshare.com/files/221898116/Trak...in___1983_.mpeg

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I like the percussion - decent remix.

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"During this past week's Studio!, when Terry and I were playing just about every 70's afro-latin disco-rock song that we owned, I realized how much I loved the Traks 1982 cover version of The Doobie Brothers 1973 classic "Long Train Running". This version takes the funky gritty classic, and gives it a bit of a cosmic vibe by adding a slight spacey feel, especially when it comes to the songs lead vocals as well as including some nice afro-latin flavored percussion work. I've heard a few different versions of the song, obviously The Doobie Brothers, as well as a Prins Thomas' edit of Panama II's version which is also really good, however, I have to say that I tend to enjoy Traks version the best. Overall, it's a tough song to not do well, that being said there probably is some aweful Doobie Brother cover band out there that could probably challenge that theory. Regardless, Traks isn't one of them. Enjoy!"

source: http://studiodisco.blogspot.com/2008/06/lo...in-running.html

http://saltyka.blogspot.com/2009/03/traks.html

In the early 80s at the end of a dj session of their tour, Paolo and Pietro Micioni and two of their friends decide to record the cover of the Doobie Brothers’s hit ‘Long Train Runnin’ . Unexpectedly the song became an international hit on top of the Japanese and most European charts and they decided to record an entire album. The second single was ‘Get Ready’ by the Temptations. Another track is ‘Wild Safari’ by Barrabas. The basic idea of the project was ‘to cover’ in a dance style some of the best rock and soul classics.

(http://www.twilightmusic.it/EN/artists.php?id=579&PHPSESSID=76fb190c53b02930d70863045db73d00)

images: Fair Use/PETER MICIONI/TRAKS (Pietro Micioni):

(member of No Noise, P&P Micioni, Progetto Tribale)

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