Silver Train

Album: Goat's Head Soup (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • "Silver Train" is a reference to the Texas rock singer Johnny Winter, who was an albino. Winter heard an early take and released his own version in March 1973, a few months ahead of The Stones. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Mick Jagger blew the train whistle.
  • This was driven by the piano of Ian Stewart, who was not a member of the band because their manager felt he did not fit the image. Stewart was known as "The 6th Stone."
  • Recorded in London, this is one of the few songs on Goats Head Soup that was not recorded in Jamaica.

Comments: 2

  • Tim from Long Island, NyThis song is in the key of G with Keith's trademark open G tuning.
  • Craig from Melbourne, AustraliaAwesome slide guitar on this track.
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