The Cars

The Cars

Profile:
New Wave rock group from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 1976, they released their first single and LP two years later. Initially a guitar-driven rock act with some progressive keyboard accompaniment, after their first album they rapidly moved toward a heavily synth-based, pop-rock sound, then disbanded in 1988. Line-up: Ric Ocasek (b. Richard Otcasek - vocals, guitar), Benjamin Orr (b. Benjamin Orzechowski - vocals, bass), Elliot Easton (guitar), Greg Hawkes (keyboards, sax) and David Robinson (drums).

Blondie may have had a string of number one hits and Talking Heads may have won the hearts of the critics, but the Cars were the most successful American New Wave band to emerge in the late 70s. With their sleek, mechanical pop/rock, the band racked up a string of platinum albums and Top 40 singles that made them one of the most popular American Rock N Roll bands of the late 70s and early 80s.

In 2006, Greg Hawkes and Elliot Easton, together with Todd Rundgren and Kasim Sulton (both of Utopia) and Prairie Prince (formerly of The Tubes) formed The New Carsand played mainly original Cars material live.

In 2011 The Cars - without Benjamin Orr who had passed away in 2000 - released a new Album and went on Tour again with Greg Hawkes taking over on Bass and Ric Ocasek as sole lead singer.
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The Cars Discography

Albums

The Cars The Cars (Album) Elektra Europe 1978 Sell This Version
Series #16, Show #1 The Cars InnerView(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #16, Show #1 US 1978 Sell This Version
none The Cars Moving in Quadio: Live in Chicago 1978(Reel, Quad) Not On Label none US 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars Candy-O (Album) Elektra Canada 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars Panorama (Album) Elektra US 1980 Sell This Version
Series #14 Show #11 Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars - Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #14 Show #11 US 1980 Sell This Version
The Cars Shake It Up (Album) Elektra Germany 1981 Sell This Version
The Cars Heartbeat City (Album) Elektra US 1984 Sell This Version
GDJ 84-126 The Cars Guest D. J.: Show #126(LP, Transcription) PFM Inc. GDJ 84-126 US 1984 Sell This Version
The Cars Door To Door (Album) Elektra Ecuador 1987 Sell This Version
(none) The Cars King Biscuit Flower Hour(CDr, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour (none) US 2000 Sell This Version
411R2 The Cars It's Alive [The New Cars](CD, Album) Eleven Seven Music 411R2 US 2006 Sell This Version
The Cars Move Like This (Album) Hear Music US 2011 Sell This Version
Klondike#KLCD-5010 The Cars Live At The El Mocambo(CD, Album) Not On Label (The Cars) Klondike#KLCD-5010 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
FMIC034 The Cars Exit Door.(CD, Album) FMIC FMIC034 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Cars Just What I Needed b/w I'm In Touch With Your World (Single) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars My Best Friend's Girl (Single) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
ELK 12.325 The Cars All Mixed Up(7", Single) Elektra ELK 12.325 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars Double Life (Single) Elektra New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars It's All I Can Do (Single) Elektra Canada 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars Good Times Roll (Single) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars Let's Go (Single) Elektra US 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars Gimme Some Slack / Don´t Go To Pieces (Single) Elektra Canada 1980 Sell This Version
The Cars Touch And Go (Single) Elektra New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
The Cars Don't Tell Me No (Single) Elektra US 1980 Sell This Version