First/Last-The Midnight Ghost Train

September 9, 2014

“On August 1st 2007, John Goff was pronounced dead. He died in his small house in Abilene, Kansas from a severe asthma attack. This was the influential event that caused John’s best friend Steve Moss, to start The Midnight Ghost Train as a eulogy to John. “Something had to be done,” Steve says. “John’s memory and life has to be remembered in some way.” Moss then moved to his hometown Buffalo, New York with a plan to form a band, record an album, and go on tour. This was the idea and
drive that fueled The Midnight Ghost Train’s engine.”

The Midnight Ghost Train is a Topeka blues rock trio who return to Pittsburgh this Thursday night at the 31st Street Pub in the Strip. As they prepare to release their latest album “Cold was the Ground” via Napalm Records, I want to thank Steve Moss (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • The Beatles, “Abbey Road”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • “Ella and Basie”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • That’s a tough one but if I have to choose one I’d say Tom waits, “The Heart of Saturday Night”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Against Me, “Searching for a Former Clarity”.
  • First concert attended?
  • The Mamas and The Papas.
  • Last concert?
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Tom Waits’ “Glitter and Doom” tour.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • ween.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • We love coming to Pittsburgh. Especially now that we have found the 31st St. Pub to play at. The old place we used to play was not anywhere as close to as cool as 31st Pub. Last time we played the Pub, a guy in the audience was going so crazy for us and during our last song he just ripped off his shirt and layer across the stage. It was pretty epic and the bass player from Truckfighters got it all on video. It was quite funny. See you soon.

Thanks, Steve. The Pub seems to be your base in Pittsburgh nowadays. Looking forward to new music soon!