RAIN LIKE THE SOUND OF TRAINS: Singles: Mini LP

As the 1980s came to a close, bands starting up were sometimes swimming in uncharted waters. So when this collection of 7”s came out, I jumped to grab one since it featured members of bands I knew, like Soulside, Verbal Assault, and Beefeater. But there are some left turns here—like the Flea-style bass on “Bad Man’s Grave.” And the congas sound like a member of Santana’s band was let into the studio. But, overall, these extras are kept to a minimum. It still has a cool groove with lyrics that lean towards the political. If you missed these songs when they came out from 1992-1995, now is the time to correct that error. Highly recommended. –Sean Koepenick (Atomic Action, [email protected])