Happy Birthday to Ric Ocasek, Born March 23, 1949
The Cars known as the leader, singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter for the Cars, Ric Ocasek has also produced "). 1986 saw Ocasek release his second solo effort, This Side of Paradise, before returning to the Cars for ). Shortly after, the quintet changed its name to the Cars (with Ocasek becoming the undisputed the advent of MTV, the way a band looked proved almost just as important as the music, and the Cars seemed , fashion model Paulina Porizkova (who had appeared in the video for the Cars' hit ballad "Drive
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: The Cars’ ‘The Cars’ (1978)
The Cars Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here. THE CARS | The Cars Elektra 100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: The Cars’ ‘The Cars’ (1978) this day it is considered the cream of the New Wave crop. The Cars is a nine song rock classic that , listening to WNEW-FM and wondering “who the fuck is this?” The Cars’ debut album is everything good about discovering new music. LISTEN: going in a different direction and the casual radio listener was ready to follow wherever The Cars were . The Cars’ self-titled debut album was released in June 1978 and was critically well received. To
WATCH: Britta Phillips Unveils Dazzling Single “DRIVE” from Forthcoming Debut Solo Album
Phillips, of Luna and Dean & Britta fame, delivers a lush cover of The Cars’ classic 1984 hit from Cars’ classic 1984 hit “DRIVE.” Watch the Debra Scherer directed video for “DRIVE” below, followed by the album’s next offering in the dazzling form of the atmospheric, goosebump-inducing cover of The
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Reveals List of Nominees for Class of 2018
artists include Bon Jovi (2011), The Cars (2016, 2017), Depeche Mode (2017), The J. Geils Band (2005, 2006
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the Wind,” is the perfect prelude to Bowie’s next LP, Low. The Cars | The Cars | 1978 | Buy | This is one of the first LPs that made me stand up and take notice of a band. The Cars eponymous debut ushered in the New Wave era and to this day, it’s a very listenable classic. One of the best debuts by
Happy Birthday to Britta Phillips, Born June 11, 1963
such as the Cars, Fleetwood Mac, and Dennis Wilson. Discography: Amazon | iTunes Discover/Listen:
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shimmering reinterpretations of Evie Sands’ subdued “One Fine Summer Morning,” The Cars’ hit single
Happy Birthday to Shania Twain, Born August 28, 1965
hard rock producer known for his work with AC/DC, Def Leppard, Foreigner, and the Cars. Lange had been
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of AZ’s ‘Aziatic’
the game, since then all the jewels and the cars done changed” referencing his classic contribution
Happy Birthday to Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, born January 13, 1961
Experiments," where forty different tapes were distributed. The band instructed forty cars to start the
Happy Birthday to Melissa Auf der Maur, Born March 17, 1972
-Cars leader Ric Ocasek, Troublizing (which Corgan produced as well). After a brief U.S. tour wrapped release, Live Through This, Corgan helped land Auf der Maur a spot on the 1997 solo release by ex
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sand, surfing, girls and cars. Get the post-1973 version of them out of your head. Do yourself a
The Storm is Over: Mary J. Blige’s Road to ‘No More Drama’
inspirational gospel to relaxed bossa-nova jazz and slinky reggaeton. It’s a record designed for the Carson Daly
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Ghostface Killah’s Debut Album ‘Ironman’
: the relatively obscure 1974 film The Education of Sonny Carson, a biography of the controversial
Happy Birthday to Suzanne Vega, Born July 11, 1959
from an Evening with Carson McCullers. The album was released through Vega's own label, Amanuensis Productions. Discography: Amazon | iTunes Discover/Listen: 2014. In 2011, Vega staged a one-woman theater piece in which she performed a song cycle about the life and work of novelist Carson McCullers, written in collaboration with Duncan Sheik. In 2016, as
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“In the Backseat” celebrates the solitude afforded to those riding in the backs of cars . Appropriately, then, the guitars and drums fade away towards the end of the track and Neufeld’s violin takes
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Jeru the Damaja’s ‘Wrath of the Math’
patrol cars.” The album occasionally falters. First is when Jeru attempts “sequels” to his previous
Happy Birthday to Adam Levine, Born March 18, 1979
Alive" by People magazine. Carson Daly, host of The Voice, made the announcement live on the show. In
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of JAY-Z’s ‘American Gangster’
money and prestige of being a powerful dealer, as he raps, “Got the two bricks; new cars, new whips
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of Zero 7’s Debut Album ‘Simple Things’
(big house, children, pets, cars, money) will be able to sustain their relationship in the end woman who is reluctant to commit to the man she loves and/or skeptical that the clichés of marriage
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