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Just found that this band isn't on HH database. Weird isn't it :)

 

 

Jus add "Smoke" album and will add the others.

 

Check songs from this album on youtube:

 

 

 

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I've got three of their albums - Fly Me Courageous (1990), Smoke (1993) and Wrapped In Sky (1995). An interesting band they are, playing some decent and consistent Hard Rock with some Southern/Bluesy elements. They sort of remind me of some of the more "alternative" sounding Hard Rock bands that released albums in the mid 90's. I haven't heard their early stuff though. Definitely HH's material.

 

In fact according to wikepedia "the more hard-rocking “Fly Me Courageous” topped charts and was one of the 10 most-played albums on AOR radio in 1991"

 

According to their website, this year is the bands 25th anniversary and they will be releasing a full-length feature documentary about Drivin N Cryin.

 

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Discography:

 

* Scarred But Smarter 1986

* Whisper Tames The Lion 1988

* Mystery Road 1989

* Fly Me Courageous 1990

* Live on Fire (EP) 1991

* Smoke 1993

* Wrapped In Sky 1995

* Drivin' 'N' Cryin' 1997

* Essential Live 1999

* Ultimate Collection 2000

* Detroit City Rock (EP) 2003

* The Great American Bubble Factory 2009

 

http://www.drivinncryin.com/

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Love the Honeysuckle Blue track but not much more from them....Okay but not great IMO

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Wow, who'd have guessed they had that many albums? I'll keep clear, though. I really hate these guys. :(Well, their music anyway.

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In fact according to wikepedia "the more hard-rocking “Fly Me Courageous” topped charts and was one of the 10 most-played albums on AOR radio in 1991"

That's for sure. I remember that summer you couldn't go 30 minutes without that song popping up on the radio or MTV. A helluva tune on a pretty darn good album!

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I remember the song "Fly Me Courageous" but have never heard anything else from them.

 

There are 4 songs I like from this band:

Fly Me Courageous:

Build A Fire

Fly Me Courageous

The Innocent

 

Smoke:

Whiskey Soul Woman

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I once asked why they were not in the HH database...I don't think anyone knew or answered. They are not that great but I think they fit for sure.

 

 

Just what i think. They are not a great great band, but sure have some few good songs.

 

I just was surprised why some of their albums weren't on HH database.

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Huge fan of these guys. Saw them live in Atlanta in 2001. Really didn't like Smoke but everything else is golden. I love Kevn Kinney's solo work as well. His vocals are definitely an acquired taste but I personally love them. Heard them described as REM meets AC/DC but I never really got that vibe. Hard rock with a folk presence at times. Certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea but count me as a fan.

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