Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rail - Rolling Little Joe 7"

Front Porch (1994)

I found this record digging through used bins in Chicago and decided to take a chance on it. I bought it in the hopes that it was the same Rail that did a split 7" with the band Wisher on Snuffy Smiles records many moons ago. Unfortunately, this seems to be a different band, but fortunately it's still a pretty good little 7".

Rolling Little Joe came out in 1994 and as soon as these 3 songs start playing, it just reeks of the 90's. I mean that in the best possible way, the 90's were a pretty spectacular time to be a punk leaning band with pop hooks and Rail falls right into that category. The songs tend to be mid tempo with big guitars and really strong vocals. While I couldn't find any from this record online to stream, I did find out a bit more about this band. Looks like they have at least 2 more 7"s and I'll probably grab them if I ever see them floating around.


  1. Same Rail that did the split with Wisher. A different line-up and sound though. Rail put out one more 7" with that Rolling Little Joe line-up called Luke and Lauraland. After that, the new line-up put out a couple split 7"s.

  2. From discogs: