Confederate Railroad – “Please Come to Boston”

Matt Clark | May 21st, 2007

Confederate Railroad - Please Come to Boston I’m not even going to try to name all the artists who have recorded this song, but I am surprised that a group like Confederate Railroad gave it a try. It’s not really in their genre, and you can hear it. This is the first release from the collection of classic covers that Confederate Railroad recorded for Shanachie Records, and perhaps the boys are trying to demonstrate their versatility. Still, this recording sounds caught between the southern rock ballads that made Confederate Railroad famous and the desperation that characterizes the best renditions of this song. In an earlier review I criticized Mark Wills for the lack of creativity in his indie label debut, but Confederate Railroad was never a mainstream act and there was no reason for them to risk tackling a crossover song like this. Still, it’s a good song performed by a talented group. There’s nothing wrong with this recording, but Confederate Railroad doesn’t do anything right either.

  1. Rex
    May 22, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Ugh……there are so many things wrong with this I don’t even know where to start!!! A staunchly southern country/rock band singing about New England – what are they thinking!?!

  2. Jim Malec
    May 22, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Yes, Rex, I agree on this one. Possibly the worst song choice since Daryl Singletary covered Savage Garden.

Tagged In This Article

//

Current Discussion

  • A.B.: I think I understand why the eating disorder facility wants to be located there besides it being the former Cash …
  • Janice Brooks: Hopes somebody gets those memos about drinking songs. Meanwhile I'm feeling a lot of slots with Bluegrass.
  • Leeann: Great news about Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White's duet album! Absolutely appalling about the Keith Urban concert!! Both the rape and …
  • bob: I found the Billboard article about country music radio needing an alcohol intervention interesting. Songwriter Adam Wright is quoted as …
  • Matt: Definitely agree with C.M. about Maddie & Tae. Certainly not the tidal wave of change some claimed it is or …
  • Dave D.: Good stuff, as always. My copy of Producing Country arrived yesterday, and it looks to be as good as …
  • Scooter: I agree Holly Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a good album and great to see live …
  • Carrie Mclaughlin: Your my Hero Mr. Jim Lauderdale!!! Come to Alaska Please? hehehehe
  • Jeremy Dylan: You should check it out Dave D. It's from the first (and strongest) season.
  • Leeann: Wow! I love that Holly William's cover of "No Surrender"! She's gotten to be so good.

Recently Reviewed Albums

  • kelleymickwee
  • sandrarhodes
  • candi staton
  • sturgillsimpsonmetamodern
  • raypricebeautyis
  • rodneycrowelltarpapersky
  • rhondavincentonlyme
  • mandybgibson