jackie trent - 7.10 from suburbia
No. 31: ‘7.10 From Suburbia’ – Jackie Trent (1968)
Listen to ‘7.10 From Suburbia’ by Jackie Trent
‘7.10 From Suburbia’ – Jackie Trent (1968)Commuter drudgery made listenable
Written by future ‘Crossroads’ theme composer Tony Hatch, it opens with the image of a rain-lashed platform full of commuters jostling for space on a crowded train. The whooping, joyous chorus is at odds with the crushing routine and appalling manners depicted in the lyrics, but then it would be, ear-gouging death metal having not been invented in the 1960s.