The Cars - ( New Wave ) A Visual Vinyl Discography AND COver Gallery

A Selection of Vinyl Records by the American New Wave Rock band "The Cars" released between 1978 and 1982.


Index of THE CARS Feature Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

The Cars Band Information:

 The Cars were a highly influential American rock band that formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976. The band's original lineup included Ric Ocasek on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Benjamin Orr on bass guitar and backing vocals, Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Greg Hawkes on keyboards and backing vocals, and David Robinson on drums.

 The Cars rose to prominence in the late 1970s and early 1980s with a string of hit songs and albums. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1978, included the hit singles "Just What I Needed," "My Best Friend's Girl," and "Good Times Roll." The album was a commercial success and helped establish the band as one of the leading acts of the new wave movement.

 The Cars continued to produce hit songs and albums throughout the 1980s, including the albums "Candy-O" (1979), "Panorama" (1980), "Shake It Up" (1981), "Heartbeat City" (1984), and "Door to Door" (1987). Some of their most popular songs from this era include "Let's Go," "Shake It Up," "You Might Think," and "Drive."

 The Cars' unique sound combined elements of rock, pop, and electronic music, and their innovative use of synthesizers and other electronic instruments helped pave the way for the synth-pop genre that would emerge in the 1980s. The band's catchy melodies, clever lyrics, and tight musicianship made them a favorite among both critics and fans.

 Unfortunately, the band's success was short-lived. In 1988, the Cars disbanded after releasing their final album, "Door to Door." Although they reunited briefly in the early 2000s for a tour and a new album, "Move Like This," the death of Benjamin Orr in 2000 prevented a full reunion of the original lineup.

 Despite their relatively short career, the Cars had a significant impact on the music world. They influenced countless musicians and helped define the sound of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their songs continue to be played on classic rock radio stations and are still popular with fans of all ages.

THE CARS - Candy-O

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Elektra ELK 52 148 , 1979 , France

Candy-O is the second studio album by the American rock band The Cars, released in 1979.

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THE CARS - S/T Self-Titled

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Elektra ELK 52088 , 1978 , Germany

  The cover model is Natalya Medvedeva, a Russian-born model, journalist, and musician.

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THE CARS Drive 12" EP Vinyl

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Elektra 966 934 (966934) , 1984 , Germany

Producers: Robert John "Mutt" Lange, The Cars, Roy Thomas Baker. (Taken from the LP "Heartbeat City"

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THE CARS - Heartbeat City

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Elektra Asylum 960 296 , 1984 , Germany

"Heartbeat City" is the fifth studio album by American rock band The Cars, released in 1984.

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