Drivin N Cryin (from the album Live the Love Beautiful available on Drivin N Cryin Records)
Three and a half decades in and the Rock’n’Roll band of Drivin N Cryin are not slowing things down nor resting on their (well-deserved) laurels. The latest release from the Atlanta, Georgia-based band, Live the Love Beautiful, finds Drivin N Cryin playful and loose while inviting the listeners on a big rock’n’roll roller coaster ride. “Free Ain’t Free” kicks Live the Love Beautifuloff on a serious lyrical note, frontman/lyricist Kevn Kinney recollecting an American dream tragedy in Spoken Word tones while also reaching Axl Rose-range screeches. The final minute of the opening cut has Rock’n’Roll charge, and Drivin N Cryin also drop a quick reference to the 1972 educational TV special Free to Be…You and Me.
“I Used to Live Around Here” could be something that never made it on to Aerosmith’s Toys in the Attic releasewhile “What’s Wrong with Being Happy” walked up the steps from Los Angeles’ late 80’s scene The Paisley Underground. “Spies” is classic garage punk, the tone of the guitar solo reminiscent of Angus Young (AC/DC), the riffs returning in “If I’m Not There I’ll be Here”. “Ian McLagan” is bar-band beautiful, a tear-jerking nod to The Faces keyboardist as “Sometimes I Wish I Didn’t Care” closes the album with a hushed Roots-Americana flavored tune. Live the Love Beautifulis smart Rock album, a personable listen with plenty of jangle and a few quick bursts of punk, living in audio harmony among the ballads and swirling, psychedelic southern guitar.
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