Last Train to Trancentral
Themesong: Get Down
The KLF - Last Train to Transcentral
I picked this song for two reasons. It’s one of the best songs I’ve ever got down to, and right at the beginning there’s the line, “Okay, everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm.” Double meaning!
The KLF are the greatest dance act of all time. I honestly believe that. I don’t think there is any band or artist who can claim to have a better back catalogue of dance anthems than the trifecta of Last Train to Transcentral, 3am Eternal and What Time is Love?.
They have to be the most interesting dance band as well. No question. Who else can claim to have literally burned a million pounds as an artistic statement? Created a pounding industrial techno mindfuck that somehow melts into the hymn Jerusalem? Persuaded Tammy Wynette to sing on a song based around the paranoid Illuminatus! Trilogy of books, appearing on the Top of the Pops TV show alongside a guitar-playing ice cream? Announced their retirement live during Britain’s biggest music industry awards show while playing their biggest hit in a Speed Metal fashion with the band Extreme Noise Terror and shooting machine guns into the crowd? Nobody, that’s who. Oh, and for all you Doctor Who nerds, they’re the guys behind Doctorin’ The Tardis.
It’s amazing to think that the KLF even existed at a time when the most highly regarded British music acts were Simply Red and Wet Wet Wet.