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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.
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The Cars Discography

Various Good Times Roll Various - Super-Sonic (Comp) Ronco US 1979 Sell This Version
Various Just What I Needed and 1 more… Various - Over The Edge (Original Sound Track) (Comp) Warner Bros. Records Italy 1979 Sell This Version
Various Let's Go Various - Bullseye! (Comp) Polystar (3) Australia 1979 Sell This Version
R 3010 Various Good Times Roll Various - History Of U.S.A. Rock(LP, Comp) Ronco R 3010 US 1979 Sell This Version
PROMO 090 Various Candy-O Various - Tutta Vita E Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Comp) WEA PROMO 090 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
WEA-58.080, WEA 58080 Various My Best Friend's Girl Various - Sharp (16 Sharp New Rock Acts)(LP, Comp) WEA, WEA WEA-58.080, WEA 58080 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
R 3012 Various Good Times Roll Various - Starsonic(LP, Comp) Ronco R 3012 UK 1979 Sell This Version
H 99088 Various My Best Friend's Girl Various - Platinum 3(LP, Comp) WEA Records Pty. Limited H 99088 Hong Kong 1980 Sell This Version
PRO 11.036 Various Touch And Go (as Cars) Various - Essa É Pra Tocar No Radio IV(LP, Comp, Promo) WEA PRO 11.036 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
SAM 1 Various You Wear Thise Eyes Various - Wea Sampler Volume 1(LP, Comp, Promo) WEA SAM 1 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Various Since You're Gone Various - WEA Sampler Volume 6 (Comp) WEA Canada 1981 Sell This Version
WEA-10 Various Let's Go Various - First Decade(3xLP, Comp, Promo, Box) WEA WEA-10 US 1981 Sell This Version
Various Since You're Gone Various - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Last American Virgin (Comp) CBS UK 1982 Sell This Version
Various Shake It Up Various - Hit Wave '82 (Comp) Polystar (3) Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Promo 149 Various Shake It Up Various - Artisti Vari(LP, Comp, Promo) WEA Promo 149 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
NMS-02-27-82 Various Shake It Up Various - The Dick Clark National Music Survey(3xLP, Comp + Box) Mutual Broadcasting System NMS-02-27-82 1982 Sell This Version
28.054 Various Shake It Up Various - Present Hits(LP, Comp) WEA International 28.054 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
NMS-03-06-82 Various Shake It Up Various - The Dick Clark National Music Survey(3xLP, Comp + Box) Mutual Broadcasting System NMS-03-06-82 1982 Sell This Version
SG32 Various Shake It Up Various - 20 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 32(LP, Comp) Music For Leisure SG32 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
NMS-03-13-82 Various Shake It Up Various - The Dick Clark National Music Survey(3xLP, Comp + Box) Mutual Broadcasting System NMS-03-13-82 1982 Sell This Version
NMS-03-27-82 Various Shake It Up Various - The Dick Clark National Music Survey(3xLP, Comp + Box) Mutual Broadcasting System NMS-03-27-82 1982 Sell This Version
Various Drive Various - The Hits Album (Comp) CBS Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
Various You Might Think Various - Gold & Platinum (Comp) Realm Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Various You Might Think Various - Let's Beat It (Comp) K-Tel US 1984 Sell This Version
Various Drive Various - More Adventures In Modern Sounds (Comp) WEA Germany 1984 Sell This Version