The R Train explores a riotous strain of classic rock with “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”. Here is a song that deserves to be played as loudly as possible. Whether that volume helps to drown out the screech of the train brakes at each subway stop or more commonly just a wonderful thing to have on a car’s stereo system is irrelevant and misses the point. Everything here has a calculated chaos to it. Doing the Animals a degree of justice they make sure to hold nothing back. Guitar riffs are gnarled, the beat unstoppable, and the whole thing careens wildly off course in the best way possible.
From the very open the song wastes no time to get started. The song builds itself up into a sense of true joy. Bright, brilliant bursts of noise help to punctuate the entirety of the piece. Vocals have a commanding presence for it holds nothing back. Lyrics still possess that sense of beauty about it, just as fresh as it was when it was first penned. Their take on this song feels gorgeous, quite respectable indeed. With each additional twist and turn of the sound it becomes ever more expansive. For the final stretch they let loose in the best way possible, tying all of it together.
“We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” revels in the exquisite chops of the R Train for they do not go quietly into that good night.