Fifty Cent Lighter & A Whidkey Buzz – review debut CD, Turnagain by Last Train
From blogsite: Fifty Cent Lighter Blogspot Wednesday, June 15th, 2010
“Up next is another solid country/rock outfit called Last Train. The band hails from Anchorage, Alaska and claims a wide range of influences on its sound… from grunge, to country, to punk. All of those elements shine through in a heavily rock leaning sound that probably does contain a little more grunge than twang. Guitarists/vocalists Mark Ward and Steve Padrick combine with bassist/vocalist Ted Rosenzweig and drummer Matt Janssen to craft an energetic set full of roaring guitars and memorable hooks.
What this record also possesses in many spots is a palpable sense of place. The listener becomes fully immersed in the desolate Alaskan landscape in the album opening “Eighteen Wheels” as snowflakes fall on the long lonely highway. It would make the perfect soundtrack for an episode of Ice Road Truckers. Like the wheels on the big rig in the opening track, Last Train continues to run full steam through thirteen tracks on their debut album. TurnAgain is a promising, and rocking, debut effort.”