Musically, The Cars are about the last thing on my mind these days. But there was a time when their first album was a fresh sound in music.
During my second year in college, the two records that received the most spins were The Cars and Talking Heads ’77. The Cars is a textbook example of a fully-formed band producing its most memorable statement with their first record. The album is filled with excellent songs, and at the time, the guitar/synthesizer sound of the band was unique and fresh.
In addition to my favorite songs from The Cars, I included a couple demo versions from the recently released special version of the great album, plus two other songs, “Drive” and “Dangerous Type”. I notice that the song “All Mixed Up” did not make the cut for the greatest hits compilation; it’s probably my favorite song by the band. Although they had several hit songs after the first album, I find few as being worthy additions to my collection. With that said, The Cars is one of the great first albums in rock history.
All Mixed Up, The Cars ✭✭✭✭
My Best Friend’s Girl, The Cars ✭✭✭
Bye Bye Love, The Cars ✭✭✭
Moving In Stereo, The Cars ✭✭✭
All Mixed Up (Demo), The Cars ✭✭✭
Let The Good Times Roll, The Cars ✭✭
Just What I Needed, The Cars ✭✭
Just What I Needed (Demo), The Cars ✭✭
You’re All I’ve Got Tonight, The Cars ✭✭
Drive, The Cars ✭✭
Dangerous Type, The Cars ✭