Boomkat Product Review:
'The MMs Bar Recordings' is a continuous collage capturing announcements from the buffet carriage, Coach F, on the Midland Mainline trains between London and Leicester. It's also one of the funniest records we've heard in ages (yes, we don't get out very often). Sandra Cross made this journey weekly between 2006 and 2007 and endeavoured to record these helpful announcements whenever she got on to the train. "However, there was no consistency as to when an announcement would start; sometimes at the beginning of a journey, sometimes they'd pipe up several minutes after the train had left the station. You'll hear that the recordings have a wild fluctuation in quality, based on a wide variety of voices, tone and delivery. Shunted together like old railyard stock, these basic recordings represent a strangely engaging set of monologues all based on the same menus and occasional "safety information". According to Sandra, these recordings demonstrate not just the unimpressive, uninspiring menus available but more importantly reveal something about the individual reading the announcements out loud." You can always trust Jonny Trunk to find charm in the ostensibly banal and mundane quirks of English character and we're just so glad that he's pressed this onto wax. We advise you get a portable turntable and speakers and go sit in the "quiet" carriage playing bursts of this to unsuspecting hungry suits. Or just play it at home and crack yourself up. Recommended!!!