Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Cars to Reunite?

Just like 80s music stalwarts The Talking Heads and The Police, there has always been major doubt about The Cars ever reuniting. Front men David Byrne, Sting and Rik Ocasek all made it pretty clear they did not want to go back in time and reunite with their lesser band mates.

Clearly in the case of The Police, Sting had a change of heart and that reunion tour was very successful.

Based on a random photo thrown up on the band's Facebook page, the four surviving Cars might just have something brewing as well.

The photo shows Ocasek, guitarist Elliott Easton and two other surviving Cars (bass player Benjamin Orr passed away in 2000) in a studio, presumably jamming. This has led to rumors that the band is reuniting for some reason. Clever buzz generation by just popping that photo up on the official Facebook page and letting the wind fan the flames.

The Cars were always a boring assed group live, but you cannot deny that their first few albums were fantastic. They for sure milked a New Wave image, and Ocasek's voice fit that mold for sure, but really they were a good little rock band before success turned them into MTV hitmakers.

Could be interesting to keep an eye on. Here is the photo:


Chris said...

I thought Ben Orr was the highlight of this band, and he sings a lot of their best songs. This would be a tough one to swallow, but I'm pretty ambivalent about it either way.

Brian said...

For me, the absolute highlight of the Cars was Elliot Easton's tasty fretwork. No doubt it will be hard to cover Benjamin's vocals.