Most of you out there in rocker land probably know
this Atlanta based band for their 1991 album Fly Me
Courageous. But did you know they produced metal
albums as far back as 1986?
Drivin' 'N' Cryin' formed back in 1985 and was a huge
local draw in Atlanta. It is our understanding that the name of
the band was intended to illicit thoughts regarding the dichotomy of
their music. What? Basically, Drivin' 'N' Cryin' is not your
traditional metal band. We are not really even sure how to
categorize the band, as some of their music has a metal edge to it (like
"Fly Me Courageous"), and some of their might be described as "folk
metal" (whatever the heck that is) or just plain old rock.
Some of you out there may remember the song "Can't
Promise You the World" and "Powerhouse" from their 1988 album Whisper
Tames the Lion (this album charted at 130 on the Billboard 200).
The songs "Honeysuckle Blue” and “Straight To Hell” from their 1989
release, Mystery Radio, are also songs you may remember.
The band's 1993 release, Smoke, has also been described as a
heavier rock album and charted at 95.
As time went on, Drivin' 'N' Cryin' mellowed their sound
out, essentially returning to the sound of the early days. We own
their 1991 release, Fly Me Courageous, and have to admit that it
is one of our favorite albums in our collection. At the time of
this writing, the Drivin' 'N' Cryin' Discography was as follows:
1986: Scarred But Smarter
1988: Whisper Tames the Lion
1989: Mystery Road
1991: Fly Me Courageous
1991: Live on Fire
1995: Wraped in Sky
1997: Drivin' 'N' Cryin'
1999: Essential Live
2000: Ultimate Collection
2003: Detroit City Rock
2009: The Great American Bubble Factory