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Katherine wrote at 2009-12-16 20:08:32
Hey Tom and William,

I too was tormented by this song until recently. And Tom had such a perfect description of the same memory snippet that I had in my mind, that it helped my friend find enough connections that we found the song:

It's "Driving Away from Home" by It's Immaterial



kotivalo wrote at 2010-01-23 20:04:16
It's probably the song of It's Immaterial called Driving Away from Home.

Try Youtube. It's there.

trucker craig wrote at 2010-05-25 20:12:03
this might be "Driving away from home" by Its immaterial. heard it on the radio today,first time in years!

john jones wrote at 2010-06-04 12:59:20

driving away from home it's immaterial

this is the song you are talking about. John

wes1001 wrote at 2011-02-11 22:11:15
I believe vthe song you are looking for is this : Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune) It's Immaterial

Contains the line " driving away from home about 30 miles or so "

YouTube has quite a few version you can chack with

Peter wrote at 2011-07-10 20:06:07
Group is It's Immaterial.  Song is called Driving Away From Home.  

ED wrote at 2011-09-01 23:01:32
I can remember this.  I thought the band were Austalian or American.  They sang with country accents.  It was around 1985-6. I once heard Dale Winton playing it on his Pick of the Pops and he mentioned something like 'Johhny's Song' after it.  It must have been in the Top 40 for him to play it.  I have searched the Net but there is nothing under Running Away From Home, so this obviously was not the title.  I would love to know who sang it too!

Famy wrote at 2011-10-21 06:42:29
i think you're referring to this song...

J Williams wrote at 2012-01-13 17:04:47
I think the song you mean is from April 1986 and is by a band called 'it's immaterial' and the song is called "driving away from home".

Fredrick wrote at 2012-03-29 11:24:00
I think it is this one, by "It's Imamterial":

loner wrote at 2014-03-14 01:53:54
The song is "Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune)" by It's Immaterial

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My favorite genre of course is 80's music. It can be just a few words from a song or video, and I will wrack my brains to remember or figure it out. I have a photographic memory and luckily for me I also love 80's music.


I used to be a D.J at the now defunct 93.7 WLHT in Grand Rapids, MI Iam a collector of music albums from the 80's British invasion. And I have a real need to constantly broaden and test my music knowledge

Associates degree from Michigan State university in Music & the Arts

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