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    Anybody know what happened to the Cars? They were pretty good. They were the first group I saw in concert.

    Only asking because VH1 was playing Two Play Tuesday last night (2 consecutive songs from the same artist) and I saw 2 of their videos.

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    The Great Rick Ocasek has been producing some pretty kick ass bands like Bad Brains, Weezer, Bad Religion and Nada Surf. I believe the bassist recently passed away. The Cars were and still are one of my favs......
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    Bassist/vocalist Ben Orr died a year or so ago.

    [ May 15, 2002 at 04:07 AM: Message edited by: naturallywired ]</p>

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    If your really into the Cars, I strongly suggest "The Cars Anthology: Just What I needed" I have jammed many an hours to that most excellent double cd release from rhino records......

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    Yeah, Ben Orr died of cancer 2 years ago. Rick Ocasek has been working on a Cars documentary DVD that I have no idea when it will see the light of day.
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    The Cars were considering a reunion tour before Orr's illness. Now that will probably never happen, and shouldn't, since Orr sang half the good songs anyway. Yeah, I know Heartbeat City sold 50 billion copies or whatever, but I still think their first 2 albums are the best.
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    Originally posted by FORD:
    The Cars were considering a reunion tour before Orr's illness. Now that will probably never happen, and shouldn't, since Orr sang half the good songs anyway. Yeah, I know Heartbeat City sold 50 billion copies or whatever, but I still think their first 2 albums are the best.
    I agree. Heartbreak City was their "sellout" phase.
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    Door to Door was horrible; the tour was worse. totally lifeless onstage. they knew it was the end...
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    Originally posted by twonabomber:
    Door to Door was horrible; the tour was worse. totally lifeless onstage. they knew it was the end...
    I went to that particular show: 2,500 showed up at a 23,000 capacity coliseum. Sad.
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    Anybody know what happened to the Cars?

    Ric's still busy workin out/on Paulina [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    I believe the keyboardist also passed away a few years ago. Greg Hawkes I think? But the Cars best stuff was definitely their first two albums. That's all you need to know.
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    i think Hawkes is still alive. he usually plays keys on solo Ocasek stuff, and maybe on stuff Ocasek produces.

    Elliot Easton is now playing in Creedence Clearwater Revisited, a CCR knockoff...
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    Originally posted by twonabomber:

    Elliot Easton is now playing in Creedence Clearwater Revisited, a CCR knockoff...
    [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]
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    The Cars gave a group interview for a DVD release of an old concert, months before Ben Orr's death. Ben looked awful. Poor guy....
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    Originally posted by twonabomber:

    Elliot Easton is now playing in Creedence Clearwater Revisited, a CCR knockoff...
    Well, there goes any respect I had for him... Those fuckers should be shot for their fraudulency.
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