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The Cars: The Cars

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 15 July 1978

I'M NOT at all sure about this band. Their roots place them in the Boston, Massachusetts region which, not being New York or LA, guarantees ...

The Cars: The Bottom Line, New York

Live Review by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, September 1978

ONE THE face of it, one is forced to admit that the Cars, Boston’s latest pop machine, are an entirely unwelcome corruption of any new ...

The Cars: The Cars (Elektra GE-135)

Review by Bill Holdship, Michigan State News, 25 September 1978

Cars in high gear on first LP ...

Singles: PiL, Cabaret Voltaire, X-Ray Spex, Chris Bell, The Cars et al

Review by Hugh Jarse, ZigZag, November 1978

PUBLIC IMAGE: 'Public Image' (Virgin) 'ELLO, A LOW-key re-emergence which grows on ya. I know everybody was expecting another anthem but here ya go, this ...

The Cars That Ate Aerosmith

Report and Interview by Stephen Demorest, Creem, November 1978

THE SPRINGFIELD Civic Center is one of those snazzy glass-and-concrete exhibition complexes plunked down in the middle of decaying industrial towns to encourage the natives ...

The Cars: M'Cadillac's Goin' 'Bout 104

Interview by Toby Goldstein, New Musical Express, 18 November 1978

THE CARS have picked up speed in America. Will they pick up here? TOBY GOLDSTEIN sends a few hand signals from New York. ...

The Cars: (I Love The Sound Of) Fading Brakes

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 2 December 1978

The Cars: Lyceum, London ...

The Cars: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 2 December 1978

THE CARS took the stage to a backing tape of revving engines, the principal mode of presentation for this Boston-based five piece. The house was ...

The Cars: Candy-O (Elektra)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 23 June 1979

THE CARS emerged last year as pace-setters in the American new wave. The platinum status of their debut album probably surprised the band as much ...

The Cars: Benevolent Brain Behind the Cars

Interview by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, July 1979

AFTER THE FIRST 500,000 albums, you kind of stop rooting for a band. It's a familiar feeling of having discovered something ahead of the pack, ...

The Cars: Candy-O (Elektra)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 7 July 1979

THE CARS, Jesuit rock critics harangue, are the new wave at its most specious, manufactured and thus calculated to appease those ultra-reactionary brutes ruling the ...

High Speed Blow-Out: Rubber Dinosaurs, Worms On A String, and The Cars

Report and Interview by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, September 1979

PREFACE: Premonitions Of Immortality ...

The Cars: Candy-O

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1979

Candy-O Is Peggy Sue's daughter. Candy-O is this year's model. (Is the band furious that such an obvious title for their second had already been ...

The Cars

Interview by Annene Kaye, New York Rocker, 1982


The Cars: Shake It Up

Review by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, 1982

THE CARS have achieved success the-way Henry Ford build autos – by creating interchangeable, streamlined riffs that are assemble to mass-produce pop hits. In 1982, ...

The Cars, Nick Lowe and the Chaps: Boston Garden

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 17 March 1982

A 75-minute 'Car' trip in Boston ...

A View From The Edge: The Cars Don't Get Easily Amused

Report and Interview by Toby Goldstein, Creem, May 1982

ELLIOT EASTON tells a dinnertime story to entertain his tablemates in Madison, Wisconsin — most of Nick Lowe's band and a reporter. Seems that one ...

Ric Ocasek: Beat-Attitudes

Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 26 January 1983

A DIRTY white sofa is pushed away from the wall to make room for paint cans, brushes, and newspapers matted on the floor. The only ...

The Cars: Heartbeat City (Elektra)

Review by Laura Fissinger, Creem, July 1984

HEARTBEAT CITY is a heavy duty history lesson. First: the Cars had more to say about what rock sounds like now than almost any other ...

The Cars that ate America

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 20 October 1984


The Cars' Night Connections: Rhythms Of Life In Hearbreak City

Interview by Toby Goldstein, Creem, November 1984

WHAT DOES being in the Cars mean to you? ...

Elliot Easton's Guitar Trick Bag

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar World, May 1986

The left-handed wonder is much more than just a member of the Cars. He's a magician, a wizard, a merlin of the fretboard. ...

Elliot Easton, Closet Traditionalist

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, September 1986


The Cars: The 50,000 Mile Tune Up

Interview by 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 ...

The Cars: Move Like This

Review by Bill Holdship, Detroit Metro Times, 11 May 2011

After 24 years, the band's approach still runs smoothly ...

You're All I've Got Tonight: Brush Your Rock& Roll Hair, Ric Ocasek's Gone To Heaven

Memoir by Holly Gleason,, September 2019

IT WAS COLD, steely but not metal. It swirled and encircled you like a cartoon vine, only it was staccato – and the beat was so evident. ...

see also Ric Ocasek

see also Elliot Easton


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