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Drivin’ N’ Cryin’

Great American Bubble Factory

Credit Kevn Kinney with sheer determination. Twelve years after what appeared to be their final swansong, Kinney's rebuilt Drivin' N' Cryin', abandoning his stalled solo career and reclaiming the branding that anticipated a new surge of Southern sensibilities, affirmed by the likes of the Drive By Truckers and Kings of Leon.  If Kinney and company questioned how they'd retrofit themselves with th

is renewed regimen, they betray no doubt here.  Offering up a decidedly determined set of withering, wailing rockers tackling a modern malaise of downsized jobs, failed promises and the disintegration of the American dream, they're as brash and defiant as ever, as gloriously insurgent as any band half their age.

In effect, Great American Bubble Factory serves as a road map for weathering the storm, and with anthemic outbursts like "Detroit City," the title track, "I Stand Tall" "Preapproved, Predenied" and "The Hardest Part," there's enough indictment to go around.  Still, it's the good-natured "Don't You Know That" and the rousing "Get Around Kid" that show Drivin' N' Cryin' remains both soaring and sublime.

Standout tracks: "Don't You Know That," "Get Around Kid," "Let Me Down" LEE ZIMMERMAN

http://blurt-online.com/reviews/view/1521/

10/5/09

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