This could’ve almost been posted under a “music hardly heard.”
This band, Dryve, lasted about a blink of an eye in the 1990s. Their main album, Thrifty Mr. Kickstar, on the strength of this one song alone, has remained one of my personal faves.
Two pointless anecdotes:
1) I remember the first time I heard the album and halfway through the opening song turning to my girlfriend at the time and saying, “I’m going to love this album.”
2) I saw the band at a hole in the wall in St. Pete with the then-hot ska band Five Iron Frenzy. I dragged my friend Paul to the show. This was less than five days from a knee surgery for Paul, so I think he’d recall dodging crowd suffers and moshers more than anything else.
Anyway, I’m not exactly sure what it is about this song, but I think it has to do with the hint of organ that makes itself known at different points of the song. Or it could be the lyric:
“I know I got to step it up/ I’ve been too long running on luck/ Makes me nervous”
That still rings true to me. Sometimes I look around at my life and know that I have been blessed beyond measure and I need to start living like it.
This song is a reminder that life, even when it sucks more than any of us would like to admit, still ain’t that bad.
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For those who knew the band, or for the curious, the drummer has a good, eclectic blog at Behind the Kit.