MUSICAL TRAIN * THE CLARENDONIANS * RIO 115 * UK
Train songs in Jamaican music were popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Whether it was the representation of a people on the move, or sexual imagery, or possibly a combination of the two (go forth and multiply) it's hard to say, but given the amount of train songs something about it must have touched the Jamaican psyche.
See also by the Clarendonians:
The train has long been associated with [Freudian] sexual imagery, as, in fact, has the fire place, as seen here in this seemingly contradictory image by the Belgium artist René Magritte; La Durée poignardée (Time transfixed) from 1939.
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