Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Train: BULLETPROOF PICASSO Album Review plus scoop on LIVE 1-hour QVCPerformance #Bulletproof Picasso #O2O

One of my old fave bands is back in the game this fall and concerts are in store for all of us as well. I love Train...a really great band and I was excited to hear that they have a new album out called Bulletproof Picasso. It is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon too. I can't believe this is their 7th album!  I can remember each time they won Grammy awards over the years too...three different times.  Did you know that Train has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and 30 million tracks worldwide?  Not to mention (okay, so I will!) platinum/gold citations on their mantle, those 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations. You have to hear the album’s first single, “Angel In Blue Jeans” and you will remember how amazing they are and why they have won so many awards. I wasn't surprised to hear that their first single from the album has hit the Top 15 of Triple A and Adult Top 40 radio in only a month.  They have had so many great songs and albums over the years that just catch on quickly with fans...for a reason.

I can't believe they have been around 20+ years already.  You have to hear the video for the new song. It premiered on VEVO on July 15th with Danny Trejo, who starred in the Robert Rodriguez-helmed ‘Mariachi-style’ sagas Machete and Dusk Til Dawn, among others. You know Hannah Simone from the hit TV show ‘New Girl?’ She is also featured in the clip.

Bulletproof Picasso was produced by previous Train collaborator Butch Walker. The lead singer Pat Monahan really sums up why the band continues to deliver amazing music and connects with people like me.  Pat recently said, “I’ve always wanted to emotionally connect with people through the songs, but I also want to get into people’s lives with this album. We’re very excited about Bulletproof Picasso and we’re looking forward to performing some of the new songs for all our fans.”  Aww, Pat is so sweet.

Train will be showcasing some of their new tracks in celebration of the album’s upcoming release in September with shows in Los Angeles, New York, and their hometown of San Francisco. Even better, several summer festival and one-off dates have also been unveiled so keep reading!  A few that are definite are Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO, Sturgis Buffalo Chip Bike Rally in Sturgis, SD and V Festival in the UK.  They are just all over to share with their fans around the world.

There are so many amazing songs on this new album including the title track, “Bulletproof Picasso,” “Cadillac, Cadillac,” “Just A Memory,” “Give It All,” and “The Bridge” and more. See the whole listing below!  Just a Memory is my current fave after listening to the whole album...I was lucky enough to get a copy so I could listen early. I think this one is going to be a home run....I have been hearing a lot about Train on the radio so I think everyone is excited about it.

Train has a real gift for delivering memorable songs that really stick in your mind.  Their most recent album, 2012’s California 37 spawned the hit “Drive By,” among other songs, a multi-platinum single that reached the Top Ten in 13 countries, adding to the prolific Train set-list which already includes multiple signature smashes such as their Grammy winning classic “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me),” the chart-topping “Meet Virginia,” and “Calling All Angels.” The band grabbed another Grammy in 2011 for their global smash “Hey Soul Sister,” (the #1 hit and biggest selling single of 2010) from their 2009 multi-platinum album, Save Me, San Francisco.

Train Band Members:

Pat Monahan (vocals)
Jimmy Stafford (lead guitar)
Jerry Becker (rhythm guitar and piano)
Hector Maldonado (bass)
Drew Shoals (drums)My thoughts about the album

Here is the complete Tracklist for Bulletproof Picasso:
1. Cadillac, Cadillac
2. Bulletproof Picasso
3. Angel In Blue Jeans
4. Give It All
5. Wonder What You're Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
6. Son Of A Prison Guard
7. Just A Memory
8. I'm Drinkin' Tonight
9. I Will Remember
10. The Bridge
11. Baby, Happy Birthday
12. Don't Grow Up So Fast


Train On Tour:

8/28 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
8/29 Lenox, MA Tanglewood
8/30 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel and Casino

Record Release Shows:

9/5 5pm ET Live 1-hour performance on QVC 

9/17 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre
9/18 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre
9/21 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
9/22 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
9/25 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

You can follow them on all your fave social networks too:

 *Official Train Website –
 * Twitter –
 * YouTube –
 * Facebook –

You can pre-order the album via iTunes and Amazon too.  These are the direct links as well for iTunes: and Amazon:  Let me know your thoughts on this amazing new album.

I participated in the Train Bulletproof Picasso album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Totem said...

I watched them on QVC today.