I Drive

I Drive were an English hard-rock/psych band that was active for six years, starting in Manchester in 1967. The band spent most of its career in Germany, where their self-titled album was released on Metronome in 1972, book-ended by two 7″ releases that appeared five years apart from one another.

Members: Leslie Graham (bass), Richard Henry “Cheese” Hampson (guitar, vocals), John Barry “Jabe” Smith (keyboards, vocals), Dave Charles Bailey (drums, 1968-73), Geff Harrison (vocals, 1968-70, 1973), Bernd “Nando” Tischer (vocals, 1971-73), Carlos Gallego (drums, 1973), Hannes Eder (drums, 1973)


  • “Classic Rigby (Parts 1 & 2)” (1969)
  • I Drive (1972)
  • “Castle in the Sky” / “Coming on Home” (1974)

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