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There are at least 13 (!) acts with the name Drive, most of them not having had more than 1 or 2 releases, disbanding afterwards. As long as Last FM doesn’t introduce a disambiguation system, all bands called Drive must share this page.

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In what follows, the bands with the name Drive are listed in chronological order in accordance to the date of their respective first release or, if known, year of formation. (Also see the entry for bands with the name The Drive).

(1) Drive – Houston/Los Angeles, USA
Mid ‘80s-1992

One of the first bands having chosen to call themselves Drive was a five-piece / / / band formed originally in Houston, Texas (USA) by Rick Chavez and Mercy Valdez and having released two albums, Characters in Time (1988) and Diablero (1992).

“Drive soon found their voice in a young David Taylor, just barely out of his teens. In the mid ’80s, the band moved to Los Angeles, which was quickly becoming the epicenter of the ’80s metal scene. Winning a radio contest with their song I Need The Nights, Drive landed on the Best of the West compilation that was released on Rampage Records.


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