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 (vocals, guitar), Benjamin Orr (real name: 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 1970's. 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 1970's and early 1980's.

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 Cars and 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.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
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The Cars Discography Tracks

Albums

The Cars - The Cars album art The Cars The Cars (Album) Elektra Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Series #16, Show #1 The Cars - InnerView album art The Cars InnerView(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #16, Show #1 US 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars - Candy-O album art The Cars Candy-O (Album) Elektra Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars - Panorama album art The Cars Panorama (Album) Elektra US 1980 Sell This Version
Series #16 Show #11 The Cars - Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars album art Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars - Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #16 Show #11 US 1980 Sell This Version
The Cars - Shake It Up album art The Cars Shake It Up (Album) Elektra Canada 1981 Sell This Version
The Cars - Superstar Concert Series  album art The Cars Superstar Concert Series Westwood One US 1984 Sell This Version
The Cars - Heartbeat City album art The Cars Heartbeat City (Album) Elektra US 1984 Sell This Version
GDJ 84-126 The Cars - Guest D. J.: Show #126 album art The Cars Guest D. J.: Show #126(LP, Transcription) PFM Inc. GDJ 84-126 US 1984 Sell This Version
OTR 85-06 The Cars - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art The Cars Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 85-06 US 1985 Sell This Version
The Cars - Door To Door album art The Cars Door To Door (Album) Elektra Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
88-16 The Cars - Superstar Concert Series  album art The Cars Superstar Concert Series (3xLP, Transcription + Box) Westwood One 88-16 US 1988 Sell This Version
The Cars - The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances album art The Cars The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances (Comp) Warner Music Vision UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
The Cars - Move Like This album art The Cars Move Like This (Album) Hear Music US 2011 Sell This Version
R1 559102 The Cars - Live At The Agora 1978 album art The Cars Live At The Agora 1978(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R1 559102 USA, Canada & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
11018 The Cars - Live 1984 - 1985 album art The Cars Live 1984 - 1985(Video8) Vestron Music Video 11018 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Cars - Good Times Roll album art The Cars Good Times Roll (Single) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars - Just What I Needed album art The Cars Just What I Needed (Single) Elektra South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl album art The Cars My Best Friend's Girl (Single) Elektra, Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
ELK 12.325 The Cars - All Mixed Up album art The Cars All Mixed Up(7", Single) Elektra ELK 12.325 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars - Double Life album art The Cars Double Life (Single) Elektra Canada 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars - It's All I Can Do album art The Cars It's All I Can Do (Single) Elektra US 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars - Let's Go album art The Cars Let's Go (Single) Elektra US 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars - Gimme Some Slack / Don´t Go To Pieces album art The Cars Gimme Some Slack / Don´t Go To Pieces (Single) Elektra Canada 1980 Sell This Version
The Cars - Touch And Go album art The Cars Touch And Go (Single) Elektra New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version