Although it's tempting to consider the Cars' top songs just their entire 1978 debut and call it a day, the Boston quintet had more to offer than nervy post-punk/classic rock hybrids. As their career progressed, the band dabbled in moody new
Czech-American model Paulina Porizkova came to fame in the '80s, appearing in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue several times. But she attracted a whole new audience while appearing in the video for the Cars' 1984 single, 'Drive,' as an emotionally distraught woman.
In celebration of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park, members of the Boston Red Sox pitch in on the commemorative album, '100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park,' singing and performing songs by Boston bands such as the Cars and Aerosmith.
The Cars set the bar rather high for themselves with their 1978 self-titled debut: Out of the album’s nine songs, seven of them remain AOR staples to this day. Perhaps the most indelible of those tunes, however, is ‘Just What I Needed.’
If there is one thing that up and coming bluegrass band Punch Brothers can take comfort in should their pursuit of a career writing original music fall flat, it is that they can pull off one hell of a great cover song, as they did recently with their rendition of 'Just What I Needed' by the Cars.
Fu Manchu, who as a band are one of the finest contributions Southern California has made to the world of rock and roll over the last twenty years, are releasing an album called 'The Covers' featuring their versions of songs by Blue Oyster Cult, Van Halen and the Cars, among others.
Who says there's nothing new in classic rock? Surely not the fans of the Cars and the other classic-rock acts that have released their first studio albums in years in 2011 -- and watched them climb the charts and win fan kudos.
Reunion tours often bring product rehash, er, “upgrades.” In the case of newly announced Cars reissues, the enhancements are very much welcomed and happily, there's plenty of choice bonus material for collectors to enjoy.
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