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.

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