Who: Drivin’ N Cryin' What: Archives vol. One record release
When: December 2016
Drivin’ N Cryin’ is a rock n roll band originating from the deep south of Atlanta in 1985. Rooted in punk rock and folk, rock n roll angst seasoned with southern rock anthemic melody, Drivin’ N Cryin’ is truly unlike anything else. Singer song-writer, Kevn Kinney’s, poetic lyricism creates dynamic story telling at a big rock show. The band is releasing a new album filled with never-before recorded songs and original versions of their classic songs from 1988 to 1990. The album is titled Archives vol. One and will be released this December 2016 through Plowboy Records. Having been together for nearly thirty two years, Drivin’ N Cryin’ has had moments of fame and notoriety, such as being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2015. With multiple albums under their belt and many songs recorded, Drivin’ N Cryin’ continues to tour the United States, with an upcoming UK and Netherlands tour this fall. This is an album for fans of the Atlanta group wanting to hear all of those coveted songs and cuts or anyone would who would appreciate this bands catchy yet truly unique sound. A record of “lost songs” if you will. Lead singer, founding member, and writer for the band, Kevn Kinney gives you a taste of what this album has to offer with a poem that he believes incapsulates what this release is all about...
"Spiritual blue-collar self diagnosed young man seeking light
guitars and vans
From mountains to canyons
The city mouse
the country mouse
The growing pains of young rock 'n' roll
Cassette decks on the dashboard
Who's gonna do
The next 500 miles
Fame is just over the next mountain
And around the next curve
Lyrical night Wanderings
Naive and channeled
Practice room, six packs, and cigarettes
1988 we've been a band for three years now
Who knew we would go 30
This collection of songs shows a young band, and their obvious influence of Dylan on the dashboard
Replacements and Ravi Shankar in que
Tim built a specially designed cassette holder table with a place for my bong in the corner
We had a lot of spirit
We had a million ideas
We just love to play music
This collection includes one of my favorite never reproduced songs “If I'm not There I'll be Here”
I love the rich, echo phonic backgrounds
My very first song "acceleration"
Songs of first drafts that would later blossom musically and lyrically
"Highway 316”, an obvious Dylan rip off about a highway between Atlanta and Athens
"Lightning strikes twice"
And the original version of wrapped in sky, entitled: ”Rapt in sky"
A psycho Hendrix meltdown
"The Indian song"
Co-written by Peter Buck on the McDougall blues Tour
Upon our return from our first trip to Amsterdam, we wrote a song called "Good Times Cafe"
Tim produced this on his four track cassette recorder
It appears here for the first time!!
I hope you can enjoy this first installment of the archives
It's like a Time Machine
Close your eyes
Wake up and you'll be there"
Sept 2, 2016