FURTHUR DUSTS OFF COVER OF TRAIN IN VAIN
BY THE CLASH LAST NIGHT IN PORT CHESTER
Today we kick off a new column called Then and Now in which we let our readers compare
a recently busted out version of a tune to a take from before the song was put on the
Of all the covers Furthur has played since forming in 2009, the band's decision to
"Train In Vain" by The Clash might be the most surprising. The Phil Lesh and Bob Weir-led
Furthur debuted their version of "Train In Vain" on March 25th, 2011 at Radio City Music
Hall in NYC and only performed it again once - on July 26th, 2011 in Canandaigua, New York
- before seemingly shelving it for good...until last night.
Furthur dusted off their version of the hidden track from The Clash's legendary 1979
release London Calling at yesterday's penultimate performance of a nine-show run at
the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Now, Furthur has played "Train In Vain" a
total of three times with all three performances taking place in New York.
First, let's check out fan-shot footage of Furthur covering "Train In Vain" 97 shows ago
on July 26th, 2011 at Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in
Canandaigua, New York:
Next, have a look at the more aggressive version Furthur laid down last night at the
Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.