After a couple years of slogging it out down in the South, Cry of Love released their debut album, Brother, in 1993. Cry of Love were not cut from the same cloth as most of the '90's hard rock bands. Instead of sludgy Sabbath steals, punk rips, or grunge, the band faithfully re-created the classic hard rock and Southern rock sounds of the '70s. From Bad Company to Lynyrd Skynyrd, all of the staples of classic rock could be heard in their music; guitarist Audley Freed wrote riffs that seemed like lost album tracks from 1975. And AOR fans paid tribute -- they made "Peace Pipe" and "Bad Thing" major radio hits.
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