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The Cars

The Cars
Formed: 1976 in Boston, MA
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Disbanded: 1988
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, Benjamin Orr, David Robinson
Biography: Blondie may have had a string of number one hits and Talking Heads may have won the hearts of the critics, but the Cars were the most successful American new wave band to emerge in the late '70s. With its sleek, mechanical pop/rock, the band racked up a string of platinum albums and Top 40 singles that ...Read full biography
The Cars
Released: 1978
Label: Elektra Asylum
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The Cars' 1978 self-titled debut, issued on the Elektra label, is a genuine rock masterpiece. The band jokingly referred to the album as their "true greatest-hits album," but it's no exaggeration -- all ...Read full review
Heartbeat City
Released: 1984
Label: Elektra Records
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MTV had become a major marketing tool by 1984, and the Cars were one of the first bands to use the new video medium to their advantage. The band's fifth album, Heartbeat City (Elektra), spawned several ...Read full review