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Monday, May 12, 2008

Mayhem:The New Cars - Just What I Needed

Quite possibly, one of the worst ideas EVER...take Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes, add Todd Rundgren and 2 of his longtime cronies and try to sell it as the the (new) Cars...I'm sorry but thats like Charlie Watts and Ron Wood playing as the Rolling Stones...Ocasek wrote all the tunes and sang 60 percent of 'em...Ben Orr sang their biggest hit Drive and is dead. The New Cars were doomed to fail...and fail they did.

Has any pop/rock star ever made worse business decisions than Todd Rundgren? At the height of his fame he chose to dabble with really stupid ideas...he could have been really famous and settled for cult status...and now in his later years he's forced to continually tour to an ever shrinking fanbase and do stuff like the New Cars in order to pay the bills. Hey Todd, why don't you call Ringo and go out as the New Beatles?

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