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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Albums

The Cars - 78 Bootleg album art The Cars 78 Bootleg Audition Records (4) US 1978 Sell This Version
4517•1 The Cars - '59' Stude (The Backseat) album art The Cars '59' Stude (The Backseat)(LP, Unofficial) Excitable Recordworks 4517•1 US 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars - Heartbeat City album art The Cars Heartbeat City (Album) UFO (4) Singapore 1984 Sell This Version
The Cars The Cars Greatest Hits - Tonight She Comes (Comp) King's Indonesia 1986 Sell This Version
The Cars - There's No Ersatz album art The Cars There's No Ersatz Oh Boy Luxembourg 1991 Sell This Version
The Cars - Door To Door album art The Cars Door To Door (Album) Not On Label (The Cars) Russia 1997 Sell This Version
TDR-101 The Cars - Learner's Permit album art The Cars Learner's Permit(CD, Unofficial) Tendolar TDR-101 1999 Sell This Version
none The Cars - Moving In Quadio album art The Cars Moving In Quadio(DVDr, DVD-A, Quad, Unofficial, Multichannel, NTSC) Not On Label (The Cars) none US 2005 Sell This Version
CD-06022581 The Cars - Road Tested album art The Cars Road Tested(CDr, Unofficial) Cellar Dweller Records CD-06022581 2006 Sell This Version
CD-090301335 The Cars - Live In Tokyo album art The Cars Live In Tokyo(CDr, Unofficial) Cellar Dweller Records CD-090301335 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HRM-32872-02 The Cars - Move Like This album art The Cars Move Like This(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hear Music (2) HRM-32872-02 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
IMA 104254 The Cars - Live In Philadelphia 1987 album art The Cars Live In Philadelphia 1987(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Immortal IMA 104254 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
The Cars - Live At The El Mocambo album art The Cars Live At The El Mocambo Not On Label (The Cars) 2014 Sell This Version
The Cars - Exit Door. album art The Cars Exit Door. (Album) FMIC UK 2015 Sell This Version
RC 3084 The Cars - Candy-O album art The Cars Candy-O(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC RC 3084 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
The Cars - Shake It Up album art The Cars Shake It Up (Album) Studio Max Poland Unknown Sell This Version
The Cars - The Cars album art The Cars The Cars (Album) 747 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
CRSTLCD-687 The Cars - Supergroups In Concert 1979 album art The Cars Supergroups In Concert 1979(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Tachika Records CRSTLCD-687 Unknown Sell This Version
0798, SX-TT 979 The Cars - Live In The 21st Century (Beep Beep Yer Ass) album art The Cars Live In The 21st Century (Beep Beep Yer Ass)(LP, Unofficial) Slipped Disc Records, Slipped Disc Records 0798, SX-TT 979 Unknown Sell This Version
2913 The Cars - Candy-O album art The Cars Candy-O(Cass, Unofficial) 747 2913 Unknown Sell This Version
QS - 26 The Cars - Panorama Live 1980 album art The Cars Panorama Live 1980(CDr, Unofficial) Quién Sabe? QS - 26 US Unknown Sell This Version
none The Cars - Brighton 1979 album art The Cars Brighton 1979(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Cars) none Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Cars - Shake It Up / Keep Searchin' album art The Cars / Del Shannon The Cars / Del Shannon - Shake It Up / Keep Searchin'(7", Unofficial) Not On Label none Thailand Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

480 The Cars - Fantastic album art The Cars Fantastic(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Music Box (9) 480 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
RTC-298661 The Cars - Anthology - Just What I Needed album art The Cars Anthology - Just What I Needed(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Cars) RTC-298661 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version