'Big News For Your Drive To Work!'
Let the good times roll… again!
This ain’t your father’s automobile, or your older brother’s for that matter, but the emergence of The New Cars, comprised of original members of The Cars. Joining Elliot Easton on guitar and Greg Hawkes on keyboards, will be an all-star group of rockers in Todd Rundgren, fellow Utopia bassist Kasim Sulton, and Prairie Prince, former drummer for The Tubes. Each shares a passion for recreating the ground breaking music of The Cars, one of the most successful (and influential) bands of the “new wave” era.
The Cars’ initial success was immediate. The Boston-based group’s demo version of “Just What I Needed” was the first single from the band’s debut album, 'The Cars,' which reached #3 on the Billboard Pop album chart upon its release in 1978, and produced further hits such as “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Good Times Roll.”
Under the guidance of ace producers Roy Thomas Baker and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, a string of smash albums and singles followed. The 1979 sophomore release, 'Candy-O,' went Top 20, producing the hits “It’s All I Can Do” and “Let’s Go.” 'Panorama,' in 1980, cracked the Top 5 on the strength of the hit single “Touch and Go,” while the Top 10 release 'Shake It Up' produced the title track hit and “Since You’re Gone” in 1981.
It’s been 17 years since The Cars last toured. Since then, bassist Benjamin Orr passed away from cancer, and, despite discussions over the years, lead singer Ric Ocasek and drummer David Robinson have decided not to participate in a reunion. But that hasn’t stopped Easton and Hawkes, who have longed to get back on stage and play. The Cars’ material has remained popular to this day, both on radio and on national commercials such as the current Circuit City television campaign featuring “Just What I Needed.”
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