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IRRELEVANT to the music, but this is a very
Keep the volume control constant
and slip this in the middle of a pile and youll
shake the walls in no uncertain fashion.
So it shook me too, and in the
For this is Christie in their old
style and at their best since San
Im sure they wont mind
me saying that Iron Horse
borrows heavily from Yellow
River, even down to some of the chord
The sound is now that fraction
fuller with the addition of the fourth member,
but the instrumentation is still kept to its
distinctive simplicity and the rhythm is straight
and to the point.
Given the airplay, I feel this
could do very well indeed.
THIS could just about restore the groups
Heavy guitar-riff intro, into a
very fair number.
Maybe it just lacks a touch of
instancy, but theres still a very commercial
feel to it.
One to watch, chart chance.
SINCE springing into the limelight with
Yellow River, a
song which smacked of the great American outback,
Christie havent had much chart luck.
So theyve gone back to their
original style, reflecting the great push westwards
in the days of the pioneers.
Iron Horse is, of course, the name
the Indians gave to the railroad .. and this
Jeff Christie ditty has absorbingly descriptive
lyrics, with a chugging beat to match.
Theres also a hook chorus
in much the same pattern as Yellow
River, though not quite so catchy, I
All the same, it is unquestionably
the best single Christie have made since their
No 1 hit, so it must rate as a contender.
WITH the same cheery two-beat that made
Yellow River a
hit, Christie should gallop their charger into
the chart, and beyond that there is not much
man nor beast can say.