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Artist: 38 Special

Title: Drivetrain

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Category: Southern Rock/AOR

Year: 2004

Label: Sanctuary Records Group

Catalog Number: 06076 84696-2


Donnie Van Zant Vocals
Don Barnes Vocals, Guitars
Danny Chauncey Guitar, Keyboards
Larry Junstrom Bass
Bobby Capps Keyboards, Background Vocals
Gary Moffatt Drums
Bob Beckwith Background Vocals
Marke Jellyroll Burgstahler Slide Guitar Solo On "Haley's Got A Harley"
Greg Morrow Drums, Percussion


1.  Something I Need  3:57
2.  Hurts Like Love  4:40
3.  Haley's Got A Harley  4:02
4.  Jam On  4:56
5.  Make Some Sense Of It  4:39
6.  Quick Fix  3:55
7.  The Squeeze  5:03
8.  The Play  5:12
9.  Bad Looks Good On You  5:01
10.  Trooper With An Attitude  3:26
11.  Hiding From Yourself  5:04
12.  Sheriff'S County Line  5:07
Total Running Time:  55:02

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Existing comments about this CD

From: James Date: July 30, 2004 at 14:17
the band has turned a corner and taken a totaly different sound. The Van Zant songs are typical of their past work but the Barnes songs are very raw. Gone are the polished pop/aor sounds of the 80's hit's like Caught Up In You and replaced with a more live and unpolished sound. Not a bad cd but it does take some getting use to. It may win over some new fans who thought their past cd were too lite and "poppy"

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From: Jez Date: July 30, 2004 at 15:14
Finally after 7 years we get a new studio cd, and very good it is aswell. As James states above,a much more live,beefed up sound compared to the last few releases, which did take a bit of getting used to at first, but ultimately serves it very well throughout. Now that i have spun it a few times, nearly all the tracks have planted themselves in the memory bank. A great release and one that will be still spinning come the years end and in the future.

From: Date: August 5, 2004 at 14:49
.38 Special's name has undergone several subtle changes over the years. In the 80s, they took the decimel away, then elongated the 38 to spell Thirty-Eight, before switching back to 38 again. Now, in 2004, .38 Special has changed again, but this time it's the southern fried commercial AOR formula- not the name- that's changed. And because Drivetrain is barely recognizable next to classics like "Special Forces" & "Tour De Force", I propose a band name change to fit the occasion: DIRTY-8 SPECIAL.

From: CurtisLoew Date: August 10, 2004 at 13:57
This is pretty sad. All the hype was just that: hype. Worst .38 Special disc I own.

From: AOR freaky Date: August 10, 2004 at 18:11
I've ordered this one. Is it not good ? Why not ? I'm curious !

From: Great Dane Date: August 10, 2004 at 18:23
I just ordered mne too.......I think it sounds promicing.

From: James Date: August 11, 2004 at 1:14
the best song on the cd is track 11. It is a Van Zant sung smooth southern rocker that would fit on most of the classic albums. I think the album is an 8/10 but could have been better. one thing i don't like is The Squeeze and Trooper With An Attitude are older songs re-recorded for this cd. Squeeze is from mid 90's when Don came back to the band and it was released and sold at concerts as a single with the song I Fall Back as the b-side............cont.

From: James Date: August 11, 2004 at 1:20
Trooper... is a few years old. Came from the Super Troopers movie soundtrack. Both of these songs sounded much better the way they were. The re-recording's are not as good, they made them fit theis cd.I don't like "THE PLAY", I think it is the weakest song on the cd. I like the new direction of the band and it is a bold move but i have to admitt that i do miss the polished pop/aor sound but a band can't do the same thing over and over and stay fresh. So all in all i'm pretty happy with the cd.

From: Christine Date: September 8, 2004 at 4:34
I'm a huge fan, but I'm having a hard time with this one. Jeff Carlisi's absence is painfully obvious. It's just not THEM, with bad production to boot.

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