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Hook-savvy with the perfect combo of New Wave and Classic Rock, you can't help but sing along to the Cars.
The band's magnetism and intellectual arrangements resonated with an audience ready to leave the left of the dial underground and cement themselves into the mainstream. Founded in Boston in 1976 by singer-guitarist-songwriter Ric Ocasek and singer-bassist Benjamin Orr, the Cars were the ultimate New Wave dream machine: a hook-savvy super-charged quintet that fused 1960s pop, 1970s glam, and avant-rock minimalism into a decade of dashboard-radio nirvana. More on rockhall.com...
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The Cars: Live
Call Number: VID CARS LIVE 2000
Publication Date: 2000
This rare record of The Cars' one and only tour of Europe also features an exclusive interview with band.
Complete Greatest Hits by
Call Number: M1630.18.C367 C37C6 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Rock music from the 2002 album; for voices and guitars, with chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.
All archival materials related to the Cars can be found here. Listed below are notable collections and items of interest.
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