Driving Rock: 18 Classic Athems

Driving Rock: 18 Classic Athems

     
 

This cool EMI-issued import moves outside the usual compilation jumble of classic rock dinosaurs, new wave resets, and auto-themed novelties for a set that, if not packed with hits, at least functions as a sort of bizarro world FM radio station. Kicking off with Meat Loaf -- who else? -- Driving Rock ushers in the lip-curl fun of …  See more details below

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This cool EMI-issued import moves outside the usual compilation jumble of classic rock dinosaurs, new wave resets, and auto-themed novelties for a set that, if not packed with hits, at least functions as a sort of bizarro world FM radio station. Kicking off with Meat Loaf -- who else? -- Driving Rock ushers in the lip-curl fun of Billy Idol and "Rebel Yell." From there we move into Deep Purple's "Fireball" which, reanalyzed, could easily pass for a Queens of the Stone Age beta test. Then it's time for "Stick Together" and a Bryan Ferry impersonation, which for most people resembles Mick Jagger's rooster breaking into 1980s right angles. There's also a pair of absolute gems -- hard rock done bloody right -- in the T. Rex strut of Thunder's "Dirty Love" and the Quireboys' cocksure "Hey You." "Motor Bikin'" from Brit new wave hero Chris Spedding fills the requisite grease and tires quota, with support from Suzi Quatro ("Devil Gate Drive") and the Stranglers ("Go Buddy Go"). It's weird that Driving Rock includes solo tracks from Jane Wiedlin and Belinda Carlisle, but then again this is bizarro FM land, right? If you were on a road trip and discovered some strange station out on I-80 spinning Wiedlin's crushworthy "Rush Hour" and Carlisle's awesomely '80s "(We Want) The Same Thing" back to back, you'd find the next phone and call 50 friends.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0724359235523
catalogNumber:
592355

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer
Ian Gillan   Composer
Debbie Harry   Composer
Billy Idol   Composer
Robert Palmer   Composer
Tom Robinson   Composer
Steve Stevens   Composer
Wilbert Harrison   Composer
Chris Spedding   Composer
Ritchie Blackmore   Composer
Jimmy Destri   Composer
Roger Glover   Composer
Jon Lord   Composer
Andy Partridge   Composer
Ellen Shipley   Composer
Jim Steinman   Composer
Jane Wiedlin   Composer
Marc Bolan   Composer
Jet Black   Composer
Nicky Chinn   Composer
Chris Frantz   Composer
Dave Greenfield   Composer
Nick Lowe   Composer
John Mayo   Composer
Luke Morley   Composer
Rick Nowels   Composer
Ian Paice   Composer
Peter Rafelson   Composer
Tina Weymouth   Composer
Hugh Cornwell   Composer
Mike Chapman   Composer
Guy Bailey   Composer
Jean Jacques Burnel   Composer
Jonathan Gray   Composer

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