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Monday, May 12, 2008

Mayhem:The Cars - Candy-O (Live in Houston) - 1984

After name dropping Roy Thomas Baker the other night (thanks OMOM)I haven't been able to get the first two Cars records outta my noggin since. Before they became the darlings of Mtv (and then imploded)...the Cars were an interesting rock group. They were lumped in with the New Wave acts of the day but I never thought of the Cars as a new wave band. They rocked too hard for new wave..shame Ben Orr died before the band could cash in on a reunion...and it seems that the New Cars featuring Todd Rundgren playing the role of Ric Ocasek have been put in park. For my money, the Cars debut record is one of the finest debut albums of all time. This band is truly worthy of being in the Rock Hall despite the fact they were one of the absolute WORST live bands ever.

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