You Better Take It (Rods HOT 1) 1980 UK *
The UK private press You Better Take It strikes me as sort of a lower-budget After The Fire Signs Of Change, combined with a hint of Gentle Giant. That puts Driver in the progressive art-rock category, and a fairly fine example of it I might add. The low-tech vibe doesn’t preclude lots of fancy synthesizers, coupled with aggressive electric rhythm guitar, bass and drums. Usually a brisk tempo with lots of lengthy instrumental passages. Nine original songs: the title track, ‘Hear I Am’, ‘Power In Me’, ‘Psalm’, ‘So They Say’, ‘Destination Zion’, ‘Like A Mirror’, ‘I’m Not Dreaming’ and ‘Marananthem’. Back cover says “This album recorded at the thaumaturgic Studio Playground Wragby as quickly & cheaply as possible.” 1000 made. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on Heavenly Grooves. Tracks:
01. You Better Take It 02. Hear I Am 03. Power In Me 04. Psalm 05. So They Say 06. Destination Zion 07. Like A Mirror 08. I'm Not Dreaming 09. - Maranathenn