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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 - Heartbeat City = ハートビート・シティ album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Heartbeat City = ハートビート・シティ (Album) Elektra Japan 1988 Sell This Version
WPCR-14383 The Cars - Candy-O = キャンディ・オーに捧ぐ album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Candy-O = キャンディ・オーに捧ぐ(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra WPCR-14383 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-14382 The Cars - The Cars = 錯乱のドライヴ/カーズ登場 album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - The Cars = 錯乱のドライヴ/カーズ登場(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra WPCR-14382 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
The Cars - Panorama = パノラマ album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Panorama = パノラマ (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Japan 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-14387 The Cars - Door To Door = ドア・トゥ・ドア album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Door To Door = ドア・トゥ・ドア(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra, Warner Music WPCR-14387 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
The Cars - Shake It Up = シェイク・イット・アップ album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Shake It Up = シェイク・イット・アップ (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Japan 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Cars - 燃える欲望 = Just What I Needed album art カーズ* = The Cars カーズ* = The Cars - 燃える欲望 = Just What I Needed (Single) Elektra Japan 1978 Sell This Version
The Cars - レッツ・ゴー = Let's Go album art カーズ* = The Cars カーズ* = The Cars - レッツ・ゴー = Let's Go (Single) Elektra Japan 1979 Sell This Version
The Cars - シェイク・イット・アップ = Shake It Up album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - シェイク・イット・アップ = Shake It Up (Single) Elektra Japan 1981 Sell This Version
The Cars - シンス・ユーアー・ゴーン = Since You're Gone album art カーズ* = The Cars カーズ* = The Cars - シンス・ユーアー・ゴーン = Since You're Gone (Single) Elektra Japan 1982 Sell This Version
The Cars - ユー・マイト・シンク = You Might Think album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - ユー・マイト・シンク = You Might Think (Single) Elektra Japan 1984 Sell This Version
The Cars - Magic = マジック album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Magic = マジック (Single) Elektra Japan 1984 Sell This Version
The Cars - ドライヴ = Drive album art The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - ドライヴ = Drive (Single) Elektra Japan 1984 Sell This Version
The Cars - ユー・アー・ザ・ガール = You Are The Girl album art カーズ* = The Cars カーズ* = The Cars - ユー・アー・ザ・ガール = You Are The Girl (Single) Elektra Japan 1987 Sell This Version