Hey Dr Beeching consists of a heartfelt vocal, a paean to closed railway lines and a vaguely far eastern sounding jangly guitar. The trains are very present melodically in the form of primitive chugging drums and whirling guitar bits, replete with woo-woo vocals and clips of old news reels about the railway closures. A pleasant protest, but one you’re more likely to listen to. The download of the song is free, but all donations made in conjunction with the release will go to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, a heritage line near where Pete grew up, a mainline closed by Dr Beeching himself.
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