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Drive Me Wild
Genres: Country, Pop
Considered by some to be country's most contrived and soulless band, Sawyer Brown have gleaned new respectability in recent years, primarily through their association with songwriter Mac McAnally, who coproduced this album... more »
Considered by some to be country's most contrived and soulless band, Sawyer Brown have gleaned new respectability in recent years, primarily through their association with songwriter Mac McAnally, who coproduced this album with lead singer Mark Miller. None of McAnally's brooding songs of anguished love show up here, but there's still good news. In addition to Miller's self-penned party songs--so lightweight you have to hold the CD in the player to keep it from flying around the room--the band aims a little higher with its choice of outside tunes. That means that you get a real ballad, like Chuck Cannon's "I'm in Love with Her," and Miller sings it straight, without that smarmy, big-boy tone. You also get a bizarre, left-field offering, "800 Pound Jesus," about a handy garage sale item that the band seems to take seriously. Aside from an explanation of why this mediocre group has such staying power, what we really want to know is how they got that big concrete statue in the car. --Alanna Nash
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"Drive Me Wild" is a winner!
Nancy J. Carmen | Iowa ( back home after 10 years in Nashville, TN) | 06/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whoever Allana Nash is, I guess that she goes more for the "artistes" that tend to break up over artistic differences and are never heard from again, and not the talented bands that prove that they have staying power! Sawyer Brown, who have won numerous fan voted and industry awards, have a WINNER with "Drive Me Wild". My personal favorites in this collection are the title cut, "I'm In Love With Her" (beautiful! ), and "All Wound Up". I have followed and been friends with these guys for 15 years, and if Mark Miller sings in a "smarmy, big boy" way, he can sing that way for this ol' girl ANY TIME! "Mediocre"? Puh-leeze!"