A rock band that was formed back in the 90’s in San Francisco, Train has kept chugging through nearly twenty years of hits, and different band members!
They were created when Pat Mohahan gathered up some of his childhood friends after his Led Zepplin cover band broke up, back in 1991. He and Rob Hotchkiss shared lead vocals, with Hotchkiss on guitar and harmonica, and Monahan playing percussion, including a modified conga attached to a kick-drum pedal. . After deciding to form a full band, the duo recruited Jimmy Stafford on guitar, Charlie Colin on bass, and Scott Underwood on drums, thus solidifying Train’s lineup in 1994.
The song “Hey, Soul Sister”, from their fifth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco, was released on August 11, 2009, while the rest of the album was released about two and a half months later on October 27, 2009. The single was a major success.
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