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Artist: Drive She Said

Title: Pedal To The Metal

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Drive She Said Pedal To The Metal Album Cover


Category: AOR/ Melodic Rock

Year: 2016

Label: Frontiers

Catalog Number: FRCD 730


Mark Mangold keyboards, backing vocals
Al Fritsch vocals, backing vocals, guitar, bass
Tommy Denander guitar (1,5)
Ken Sandin bass (1,5)
Pontus Engborg drums (1,6,7,11)
Ricky Wheels guitar (12)
Kurt Gellersted guitar (12)
Paul St. James bass (7,9)
Ray Detone additional guitar (2)
John Bivona additional guitar (2)
Teddy K additional guitars (5)
Peter Yttergren drums (2,3,8,10)
Fiona vocal duet (9)
Goran Edman backing vocals (2,3,5)
Kevin Osborne backing vocals (5,7)
Randy Jackson backing vocals (2)
Tomas Vikstrom backing vocals (7)
Peppy Castro backing vocals (7)
James Jackson backing vocals (2)
Ted Poley backing vocals (3)
Francesco Jovino drums (4,9)
Kenny Aronoff drums (5)
Benjamin Wasuzzo additional guitar (9)
Kryvon Zand vocals (10)


1.  Touch  4:28   Listen
2.  Pedal to the Metal  3:48   Listen
3.  In 'R Blood  4:22   Listen
4.  Said It All  3:38   Listen
5.  Writing on the Wall  5:16   Listen
6.  Rainbows and Hurricanes  4:05   Listen
7.  Love Will Win in the End  4:49   Listen
8.  Rain of Fire  4:49   Listen
9.  In Your Arms  4:27   Listen
10.  Im the Nyte  5:12   Listen
11.  Lost in You  4:16   Listen
12.  All I Wanna Do  4:01   Listen
Total Running Time:  53:11

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Existing comments about this CD

From: MysticHealer Date: May 9, 2016 at 16:06
Where do i start here? Ok i'll come straight to the point, this is NOT very good. This band released a monsterous and truly magnificent AOR debut back in the day but this pales in comparison. Too many whoahs and more whoahs going on for a start off. Opening song Touch is quite obviously attempting to be Don't you know what love is part 2 right down to the opening riff. It FAILS. The Title song is ok, i recall hearing this many times on the tours in the UK back in the day, think of the song Drivin Wheel and it's along those lines. The album actually does contain one DSS Classic in the song In R Blood. Driving keys are the order of the day here and this could easily slip in alongside either of the first 2 DSS releases, it's rather good. The album from then on plods along and doesn't really go anywhere. What they were thinking by the inclusion of I'm The Nyte and Lost In You is anyone's guess as they are pretty much dance tunes. Love will win in the end and Rain of fire try hard but

From: MysticHealer Date: May 9, 2016 at 16:17
fail to reach the heights of In R Blood and anything from the first couple of albums. The production isn't very good and doesn't flow from one song to the next. Fritsh's vocals are very strained also as they have been for a while now. Drive She Said were pretty awesome on their first couple of albums, the third album hinted at things to come and the follow on releases have unfortunately gone downhill. Don't know what else to say really apart from i am left really disappointed by Pedal To The Metal. I hoped it would be a return to greatness for this once awesome band but apart from the aforementioned In R Blood this is (and i don't like saying this) really not very good.

From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2016 at 12:11
thanks to frontiers records for this superb come back.i don t understand the very low rates and the bad comments about this marvellous album on this site and on melodic rock.this is their best record so far more brilliant and consistant than their others cd s.this realise is a top class a o r affair ,with all the traditional trademarks of drive she said.but not only cause this gem is very rich and varied.track 5 have a subtil touch of rainbow,track 7 have a beautiful touch of red dawn,track 9 is a superb ballad ,a duet with fiona flanagan!!!and the ice on the cake track 10 and 11 have an irresistible dance music touch.these two songs are some real hits ,wich deserve to be playing in all the night clubs of this planet.only one filler ,track 12 a very average acoustic ballad.track 13 the japan bonus track is a new version of "in your arms" wich have no interest.nevertheless i recommand this exceptional record.all fans of a o r on this earth will love it at the first spin.buy buy buy!!!!!

From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2016 at 16:36
to be very complete i can add that the production and the vocals are perfect. ps:no problem for me with the "whoahs"and "oh oh " they sound delicious at my ears.

From: MysticHealer Date: May 29, 2016 at 7:16
The 'production' sounds like a bunch of demos thrown together on a lot of the songs. It's horrendous and has no flow whatsoever. As for the irresistable dance songs, sorry but i do NOT want dance songs on a Drive She Said release thanks. Last time i looked DSS were a ROCK band and that is what i expect when i hear a release by the band, ROCK. To each their own of course and if this flows your boat then that's cool of course. It just doesn't do anything for me.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 11, 2016 at 12:23
Probably this is not the best AOR album of the year but having these guys back is simply awesome...obviously there are some songs that don't fit on this Record such as "I'm The Nyte"(horrible filler that sounds like taken out of any Rammstein album)but on the other side we have pleasant AOR cuts in the shape of tracks 2,3,4(nice),5,7,9(nice mid tempo)& 12(nice acoustic one)...86/100

From: 123charpenay Date: January 5, 2017 at 13:47
best song of 2016.track 10 " i m the nyte".this song is a real hit,an atomic bomb.

From: 123charpenay Date: October 10, 2017 at 14:03
what a sad news.al fritsch is dead.i don t know the conditions but it s look like young.he have 50 i imagine.it s a very very sad news for the melodic rock communauty.thanx for the pleasure he give me with his music and his voice.r i p.

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