Having already written a post about a band from my place of birth, Lichfield, here's one from my current place of residence, Tamworth.
Yet another great band who may have passed the majority of you by, but one or two of you will probably be familiar with the names of some of the band members.
Fronted by Donald Ross Skinner with Barry Douce (bass), Joss Cope (keyboards) and augented by drummer Gavin Skinner, the band received ripples of press interest following the release of their debut single on Bam Caruso - a label perhaps best known for reissuing obscure British sixties psychedelia via it's Rubbles compilation series.
A follow up single, Hill, was recorded, but I'm not sure if it was actually released. With DRS fulfilling duties as Julian Cope's 'mainman' and the Arch Drude about to enter his most commercially successful solo period with the Saint Julian album, Freight Train became an increasingly off/on affair, inevitably leading the individulal members to go their separate ways. Gavin Skinner spent several months touring with Sonic Flower Groove-era Primal Scream, while Joss Cope formed Something Pretty Beautiful who later signed to Creation.
More info on Freight Train @ the excellent Tamworth Bands website.