Drivin' n' Cryin'

Whisper Tames the Lion

(Cassette - Island #842 855)

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Still inflected with hillbilly/bluegrass roots and edging ever closer toward the hard rock sound they would ultimately embrace, this album was produced by New York No Wave drummer Anton Fier. It offers a good mix of both styles, as on the steady title cut, the hard-rocking boogie "Powerhouse," and gentle "The Friend Song," an anthem of sorts for the band's college-age fans throughout the South.

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