JUST 'CAUSE YOU THE MONKEY OFF YOUR BACK DOESN'T MEAN THE CIRCUS HAS LEFT TOWN
by Stray Train
Stray Train are an Heavy blues rock band from Ljubljana, Slovenia who will appeal to fans of Stoner Rock and Classic Rock, due to their attitude and production style. The band is comprised of, Luka Lamut on vocals, Jure Golobič and Boban Milunović on guitars, Niko Jug on bass and Luka Čadež on drums. The band's latest release, 'Just ‘Cause You Got The Monkey Off Your Back Doesn’t Mean The Circus Has Left Town', aside from having the longest title of album that I've ever seen, is an album that you can just stick on from beginning to end, have a good time and not have to skip anything. It has a big warm, almost analogue sound, with thumping toms, buzzing guitars and a gritty but not harsh vocal style. The whole thing flows together very well with no weak tracks and no filler. Highlights for me are the album opener, "Soulseller", "Wanderman" and "Blow". Other strong moments include the swaggering bluesy "Dead Romance", and the enjoyable "Man Or Stone". This is the sort of album you can just keep on listening to. It's fairly straightforward blues rock with Stoner Rock influences. The diversity of the songs keeps "Just ‘Cause You Got The Monkey Off Your Back Doesn't Mean The Circus Has Left Town', from ever getting boring. It's a pretty enjoyable album and Stray Train are a pretty damn good band. I look forward to more good things to come from this band.
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society