The Cars

The Cars (The Cars)

  • 11 Feb 12:55
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This ranks as one of the best debut albums from a rock band. The Cars are filed under rock, but they are closer to power pop than any other genre. Ric Ocasek sounded like a cross between the Raspberries and Television, punk sound with a pop attitude. The giveaway was the irresistible harmony-ridden hooks in just about every one of his songs. Listen again to ‘You’re All I’ve Got Tonight’, ‘Just What I Needed’ or ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’ and be thrilled. Lots of chunk chunk chunk chunk guitar and Mamas And The Papas harmonies, and rarely a dull moment. They only managed six albums between 1976 and 1988, but they never bettered this.

Tracks: Good Times Roll; My Best Friend’s Girl; Just What I Needed; I’m In Touch With Your World; Don’t Cha Stop; You’re All I’ve Got Tonight; Bye Bye Love; Moving In Stereo; All Mixed Up....

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