Sniff ‘n’ the Tears is a British rock band best known for their 1978 song “Driver’s Seat”, and for those of discerning eye, the amazing photo-realistic art on the covers of some of their albums.
(From Wikipedia) The genesis of the song dates back to 1973 and a demo tape recorded for a French record label by singer/guitarist Paul Roberts for the band Ashes of Moon. However, that band broke up and, at the suggestion of drummer Luigi Salvoni, Roberts reformed it as Sniff ‘n’ the Tears with guitarists Laurence “Loz” Netto and Mick Dyche and bassist Nick South. They shopped the demo tape and signed with the small Chiswick label in 1977. One of the key decisions made during the recording of “Driver’s Seat” was to start the song with Roberts’ acoustic guitar and drums and gradually fade in other instruments.
According to Paul Roberts, “Driver’s Seat” isn’t about driving, but rather “fragmented, conflicting thoughts and emotions that might follow the break-up of a relationship”.
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I offer, Driver’s Seat by Sniff and the Tears: