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The Cars: The 50,000 Mile Tune Up

Roy Trakin, Creem, January 1988

DR. YOGI BUP is the alias Elliot Easton uses when he checks into a room on the road. Imagine that. It's not enough that the 33-year-old native of the Brooklyn-Queens-Massaqequa, Long Island, triangle changed his name from Elliot Steinberg ("Not," he hastens to add, "Shapiro") to Easton. No. Rabid Cars fans are actually scouring hotel registers to track down the affable guitarist. The mind boggles.

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