Who's Driving?

Who's Driving?

by God Street Wine
     
 

Far more energetic and creative than Bag, their 1992 studio debut, Who's Driving? captures the New York City jam band at their improvising best. The band documented across the eight tracks of the disc is young and questing, binding their emerging group dynamics into winding jams, highlighted by the spiraling, jazzy leads of guitarists Lo Faber and See more details below

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Far more energetic and creative than Bag, their 1992 studio debut, Who's Driving? captures the New York City jam band at their improvising best. The band documented across the eight tracks of the disc is young and questing, binding their emerging group dynamics into winding jams, highlighted by the spiraling, jazzy leads of guitarists Lo Faber and Aaron Maxwell. The band is playful, but -- unlike some of their jam band contemporaries -- they rarely let their silliness overtake them, such as during the vocal jam in "Feel the Pressure" and the waltz-time haiku-filled "Hollow Frog." Though it sounds somewhat commonplace in retrospect, this was impressive music for a time when grunge and sludge rock ruled the airwaves. Instead, God Street Wine focused on virtuosity, a concerted blending of genres, and an emphasis on variation and progression. While the results sometimes dance a little too close to silvery thin Steely Dan grooves, it is clearly a sound that few others were pursuing, and that alone infuses the band with a creative energy beyond their years.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/1994
Label:
RIPE & READY RECORDS
UPC:
0792093220624
catalogNumber:
2206

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Performance Credits

God Street Wine   Primary Artist
Jon Bevo   Keyboards,Vocals
Faber   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Aaron Maxwell   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dan Pifer   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Tomo   Drums,Background Vocals
Rob Sinclair   Pai

Technical Credits

Harry Hirsch   Mastering
Jon Bevo   Composer
Faber   Composer
Aaron Maxwell   Composer
Dan Pifer   Composer
Tomo   Composer
Jerome Bunke   Art Direction
Dean Mullin   Producer,Engineer
Rob Sinclair   Art Direction,Paintings

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