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Ten Wheel Drive, Genya Ravan
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Genres: Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Ten Wheel Drive, Genya Ravan
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 6/20/1995
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452742025, 731452742049

CD Reviews

One of the best bands you've never heard
B. McEwan | Brooklyn, NY USA | 11/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1970, Janis Joplin died and, while I knew there would never be another Janis, I was desperate to find a female vocalist whose voice had at least some guts and grit to it. Enter Genya Ravan and the Ten Wheel Drive with their album, Brief Replies. Genya could belt out the notes and she had tunes that made me laugh as well as rock. Morning Much Better was one of them, as was my all-time favorite Ten Wheel Drive song, No Next Time, from their album, Peculiar Friends. Sadly, I don't believe either of those records is available on CD. I still have my vinyl copies, but if you don't and you'd like to sample the Great Genya, then pick up this "best of" compliation and discover what you've been missing. Five stars all the way."
The Best Things, you never heard of...
Jim Smith | Oakland, CA United States | 09/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Somewhere in the late 1970's, I found myself in a quandry... I was exploring jazz, and disenchanted with the direction that CHICAGO and TOWER OF POWER were headed in... too dammed commercial. I've always been a lyrics guy, and one for a great horn section. I love STEELY DAN.
It was into this void that TEN WHEEL DRIVE came into my life. Like most things, it was an accident of fate... just me thumbing through a stack of forgotten albums (prior to the concept of CD's)at a music store in Berkeley.
At first, it was their arrangements, a complex musical working and working... then Genya Raven and that oddly melodious voice of hers... the one on "House in Central Park". It was slightly subterranian, slightly reality. THEN... they cranked up the score and the horns came in!!! There was a "smartness" to their sound, a maturity.
I loaned my albums to a FM disk jockey and never saw them again... my fault.
There are many songs not included but, considering how forgotten much of this music is... I'll take it.

Jim Smith
Jim Smith | 03/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ordered this CD for a significant other. The ABSOLUTE BEST CD I have ever heard!!!! This CD is a kepper (and so is he). 10 stars for this one - especially Stay With Me. Best 49.95 I EVER EVER spent!!!!"