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(Some Guy)   Beloved by fans of all ages, Train discovers formula for American musical success. "They take a lot of time to say the same thing...over and over and over again. They're super afraid to offend anyone"   (wesleyanargus.com) divider line 75
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2012-05-04 02:35:15 PM
The band Bush did this. I apologize for ruining the band Bush for you.
 
2012-05-04 02:36:35 PM
See also Nickelback and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
 
2012-05-04 02:40:37 PM
They offended an old friend of mine with the phrase "deep-fried chicken". No particular reason, it just bugged him.

I used to like Train, then i HATED Train (why were they played EVERYWHERE) and then they went away for a long time.
 
2012-05-04 02:43:20 PM
Train was being ironic about being ironic...about being ironic.

What does that even mean? Oh wait, the author is an unabashed, self-identified hipster.
 
2012-05-04 02:43:47 PM
Drops of Jupiter is one of the douchiest songs I've ever heard
 
2012-05-04 02:43:51 PM
I love the first Train album. Never listened to/cared about anything else from them...

/yes, I heard that one song around
//Train hipster...
 
2012-05-04 02:46:29 PM
Train is pretty handy to use for intelligence tests. If someone says "I like Train" you know they're a goddamned idiot.
 
2012-05-04 02:50:26 PM
Train isn't good. They just lack a lot of bad. I probably won't turn the radio off if they come on, but I never think 'Oh sweet it's Train! YESSSSS'.

Their most redeeming quality is how little they suck, not how much they rock.
 
2012-05-04 02:51:04 PM

Your Zionist Leader: Drops of Jupiter is one of the douchiest songs I've ever heard


The very first time I heard that song, I was in driver's training. The instructor, a middle-aged black guy, had it playing on CD one day as we drove, and he was obsessed with it. He kept pausing every few seconds to explain what the esoteric lyrics meant, but it seemed like he was hearing the song for the first time. "This white boy can write lyrics," he said.

/Cool story, bro
 
2012-05-04 02:51:12 PM
I think it's weird that I have no idea who "Train" is. I assume I've heard one or two of their songs, but I wouldn't be able to tell you what they were and the name means nothing to me.
 
2012-05-04 02:52:00 PM
Never thought Train could be any more generic and awful than they were - and then, they brought out the ukulele.

/they join John Mayer, Maroon5, the Script and the Fray in the genre known as Terrible Music
//not to be confused with Nickelback and their imitators, whose genre is known as Sh*tty Music
 
2012-05-04 02:52:39 PM

Gunny Highway: The band Bush did this. I apologize for ruining the band Bush for you.


Breath in breath out breath in breath out breath in. Do you feel the way hate, do you hate the way you feel. I repeat. You repeat. I Repeat. Now Backwards. Repeat I. Repeat You.
 
2012-05-04 02:52:55 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Your Zionist Leader: Drops of Jupiter is one of the douchiest songs I've ever heard

The very first time I heard that song, I was in driver's training. The instructor, a middle-aged black guy, had it playing on CD one day as we drove, and he was obsessed with it. He kept pausing every few seconds to explain what the esoteric lyrics meant, but it seemed like he was hearing the song for the first time. "This white boy can write lyrics," he said.

/Cool story, bro


Now the question becomes how did you keep from smashing the car into something?
 
2012-05-04 02:53:50 PM
I've never understood the hate for bands like Train. No, they're not original. No, they don't take risks. Yes, their stuff is radio-friendly by design.

But they also write some decent pop songs. It's not like anyone's pretending they're the Beatles or R.E.M. of their generation or something.

I feel the same way about Coldplay. I remember reading an interview with the lead singer of Harvey Danger, who was biatching about them... he said something to the effect of "What's the point of Coldplay?" First of all, that might have more impact if it weren't coming from the guy who sang that one song that was sort of popular in the 1998. And second, not every band is going to be ground breakingly original. Sometimes decent pop is okay.
 
2012-05-04 02:55:47 PM
I think it's weird that I have no idea who "Train" is. I assume I've heard one or two of their songs, but I wouldn't be able to tell you what they were and the name means nothing to me.

The commercial jingle for Samsung phones used to be the "Hey Soul Sister" ukelele bridge. If you saw the commercial, you heard Train.
 
2012-05-04 02:57:29 PM

rcantley: I've never understood the hate for bands like Train. No, they're not original. No, they don't take risks. Yes, their stuff is radio-friendly by design.

But they also write some decent pop songs. It's not like anyone's pretending they're the Beatles or R.E.M. of their generation or something.

I feel the same way about Coldplay. I remember reading an interview with the lead singer of Harvey Danger, who was biatching about them... he said something to the effect of "What's the point of Coldplay?" First of all, that might have more impact if it weren't coming from the guy who sang that one song that was sort of popular in the 1998. And second, not every band is going to be ground breakingly original. Sometimes decent pop is okay.


While I don't necessarily disagree with you, something about Train makes me very punchy. I can't really put my finger on why.
 
2012-05-04 02:59:28 PM
They've been on Howard Stern's show several times in the last few years and they do excellent covers of zeppelin songs. I like them just for doing that.
This is a video of them, not from the Stern show, doing some zep.

Link
 
2012-05-04 03:00:08 PM

AuxRSS: I think it's weird that I have no idea who "Train" is. I assume I've heard one or two of their songs, but I wouldn't be able to tell you what they were and the name means nothing to me.

The commercial jingle for Samsung phones used to be the "Hey Soul Sister" ukelele bridge. If you saw the commercial, you heard Train.


Wait, that song is them too? It's like they read my mind when I thought Drops of Jupiter was the douchiest song ever and thought "challenge accepted"
 
2012-05-04 03:00:51 PM

AuxRSS: I think it's weird that I have no idea who "Train" is. I assume I've heard one or two of their songs, but I wouldn't be able to tell you what they were and the name means nothing to me.

The commercial jingle for Samsung phones used to be the "Hey Soul Sister" ukelele bridge. If you saw the commercial, you heard Train.


I can't say that I remember that. I hit up YouTube for some of the songs referenced in the article. I've heard "Calling all Angels", but the rest were completely foreign to me.
 
2012-05-04 03:03:09 PM

drkats: They've been on Howard Stern's show several times in the last few years and they do excellent covers of zeppelin songs. I like them just for doing that.
This is a video of them, not from the Stern show, doing some zep.

Link


So, is Train to blame for Howard Stern becoming a money-chasing whore?
 
2012-05-04 03:06:22 PM

Your Zionist Leader:
While I don't necessarily disagree with you, something about Train makes me very punchy. I can't really put my finger on why.


Yeah, I'm a bit hypocritical here myself... John Mayer makes me punchy, and it's not like he's any different...
 
2012-05-04 03:07:11 PM
Sometimes I think Train is Maroon 5 and conversely. I also wonder if they're sometimes the same people.

I also believe that once an MTV reality show is over, the "stars" involved are boiled down and reconstituted into other reality TV "stars" for new shows.
 
2012-05-04 03:11:59 PM
I never disliked Train until I heard the theme song for "Biggest Loser". Don't know the name of that song, but every time I hear it, I want to vomit.

The lead singer has always looked pretty douchy though.
 
2012-05-04 03:21:22 PM

EyeballKid:

So, is Train to blame for Howard Stern becoming a money-chasing whore?


No, he's always been like that. Even more so when he hooked up with his new horse wife.
 
2012-05-04 03:22:22 PM
Here's how out of touch with current music I am: this is the first I've ever heard of Train. Apparently, I completely missed their "cool new act" phase, their "overexposed" phase, their "old and busted" phase, and am only now coming in on the "new hotness" phase.

I guess it's just part of getting old: I have less room in my brain for new stuff. But still -- it's like when I got a huge pash for The Black Keys a few years back and everyone was rolling their eyes because the band had been around for like forever. And here I was feeling proud of myself for liking someone who was new and hip.
 
2012-05-04 03:28:15 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: uk


Heyyyyyyeyyy Heyyyyyyeyyyyyyeyyyyyyeyyyyyyy Heyyyyyyeyyyyyeyyyyyyeyyyyy!!!
 
2012-05-04 03:28:59 PM
Ooops quoted the wrong post.
 
2012-05-04 03:29:20 PM
I didn't realize Train did anything other than that one about Jupiter and soy latte that is really just a modern version of this song.
 
2012-05-04 03:35:39 PM
Can't believe their guitarist isn't on SPIN's Top 100 of the year.
 
2012-05-04 03:39:25 PM

Fish in a Barrel: I think it's weird that I have no idea who "Train" is. I assume I've heard one or two of their songs, but I wouldn't be able to tell you what they were and the name means nothing to me.


That's "American musical success."
 
2012-05-04 03:41:19 PM

Beluga Heights: Sometimes I think Train is Maroon 5 and conversely. I also wonder if they're sometimes the same people.


I took my wife to see Train opening for Maroon 5 last year. The wrong band was the opening act. Train blew the crowd away. Like their music or not, they put on a hell of a show. Then Maroon 5 came out and put the audience to sleep :)
 
2012-05-04 03:41:47 PM
"she checks out Mozart while she does tai-bo..."

She's a quirky free spirit, all right.

O_o
 
2012-05-04 03:43:34 PM

error 303: Train isn't good. They just lack a lot of bad. I probably won't turn the radio off if they come on, but I never think 'Oh sweet it's Train! YESSSSS'.

Their most redeeming quality is how little they suck, not how much they rock.


THIS. Anyone who loves Train is a soulless automoton, while conversely anyone who hates Train is taking life way, way too seriously. Train is a band that you like when you hear them, but then you forget about them when they're not on the radio.
 
2012-05-04 03:51:50 PM

skepticultist: Anyone who loves Train is a soulless automoton, while conversely anyone who hates Train is taking life way, way too seriously. Train is a band that you like when you hear them, but then you forget about them when they're not on the radio.


Close. Train is a band that I hate when I hear on the radio and then forget about them when they are not. Their lyrics are excruciatingly bad.

She never compromises, loves babies and surprises
Wears high heels when she exercises
Ain't that beautiful
Meet Virginia

Well she wants to be the queen
Then she thinks about her scene
Pulls her hair back as she screams
"I don't really wanna be queen"

Her daddy wrestles alligators
Mama works on carburetors
Her brother is a fine mediator
For the president
 
2012-05-04 03:54:23 PM
skepticultist

Train is a band that you like when you hear them, but then you forget about them when they're not on the radio

Best description I've heard of them and their music...they're a soft-rock band that makes music for a living. I wouldn't pay to go see them, but I will tap my foot to their music when it comes on the radio...

some of you just need to get the fark over yourselves....
 
2012-05-04 03:58:31 PM
There was a time (c.2000) when I wanted Train to be more popular with the public. "Be careful what you wish for" yada yada yada.

Now they're just another Up With People with its cheer-up-America MO. One of their big celeb fans is Richard Roeper, who I also admired before he became a card carrying member of Douche Nation.
 
2012-05-04 04:00:19 PM
I enjoy Train and recognize much of their music that hits the radio is formulaic. That being said, I still love "Meet Virginia". That song is basically the "Drops of Jupiter" girl after she realized her carefree lifestyle didn't pan out how she wanted. "I'm About to Come Alive" and "Free" are also good songs from Train's earlier catalog.
 
2012-05-04 04:03:17 PM
www.doyoulikemoviesaboutgladiators.com
Anybody else picture this guy when imagining the Train apologists in this thread?
 
2012-05-04 04:05:47 PM

ParadisePornoTheater: There was a time (c.2000) when I wanted Train to be more popular with the public. "Be careful what you wish for" yada yada yada.

Now they're just another Up With People with its cheer-up-America MO. One of their big celeb fans is Richard Roeper, who I also admired before he became a card carrying member of Douche Nation.


I actually like Roeper's reviews. What makes him a douche?
 
2012-05-04 04:11:54 PM
The record buying public - we hate them, it's Fark.com Vs Satan!
 
2012-05-04 04:22:36 PM
 
2012-05-04 04:27:47 PM
Drops of Jupiter, Meet Virginia, and Calling All Angels (especially) sucked.

But I liked Hey Soul Sister.
 
2012-05-04 04:28:33 PM
Drops of Jupiter, by Train! I love that song! Wait, what's it called? I wish I knew who did it, I have a vague memory that it was good.
 
2012-05-04 04:30:29 PM

HighZoolander: Drops of Jupiter, by Train! I love that song! Wait, what's it called? I wish I knew who did it, I have a vague memory that it was good.


I just listened to it on YouTube. It sounds like it should be the opening song of a new TV drama/comedy show about young people dealing with life and stuff.
 
2012-05-04 04:39:58 PM
Train is music for younger people who don't like music.

Coldplay is for middle-aged folks that don't like music.
 
2012-05-04 04:40:15 PM

bluesbox: HighZoolander: Drops of Jupiter, by Train! I love that song! Wait, what's it called? I wish I knew who did it, I have a vague memory that it was good.

I just listened to it on YouTube. It sounds like it should be the opening song of a new TV drama/comedy show about young people dealing with life and stuff.


I had no idea who Train was, so I went to iTunes and listened to their songs. EVERY song sounds like it should be the opening song of a new TV drama/comedy show about young people dealing with life and stuff.

That, or the background to a commercial previewing a new TV drama/comedy show about young people dealing with life and stuff.
 
2012-05-04 04:40:54 PM

rcantley: But they also write some decent pop songs.


I can't say I've heard all their songs, but based on the 2-3 I have heard I'm going to have to disagree with you on that. What I've heard is just bland and boring. Most pop music has at least something to hook you in, whether it be a beat, a certain riff, an emotion attached to the song, or at least a kind of energy to the song. Stuff like this and Maroon 5 and Coldplay have none of the above.
 
2012-05-04 04:41:38 PM

Skarekrough: Train is music for younger people who don't like music.

Coldplay is for middle-aged folks that don't like music.


I resent your implication that middle-aged folks are things.
 
2012-05-04 04:42:22 PM
middle of the road boring girl music offends me
 
2012-05-04 04:42:48 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: skepticultist: Anyone who loves Train is a soulless automoton, while conversely anyone who hates Train is taking life way, way too seriously. Train is a band that you like when you hear them, but then you forget about them when they're not on the radio.

Close. Train is a band that I hate when I hear on the radio and then forget about them when they are not. Their lyrics are excruciatingly bad.

She never compromises, loves babies and surprises
Wears high heels when she exercises
Ain't that beautiful
Meet Virginia

Well she wants to be the queen
Then she thinks about her scene
Pulls her hair back as she screams
"I don't really wanna be queen"

Her daddy wrestles alligators
Mama works on carburetors
Her brother is a fine mediator
For the president



Oh there's more more where that came from:

Oh I swear to you
I'll be there for you
This is not a drive by
Just a shy guy
looking for a two ply
Hefty bag to hold my love


Hefty bags
for fark's sake
 
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