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Thread started 12/14/18 11:58am

RodeoSchro

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Here's a great concert from The Cars in 1984


EDIT TO CORRECT THE YEAR.

Performed at The Summit in Houston, which is now my church, LOL. That building is still churning out great music three days a week, too!

People under rate how good The Cars were but man - their first album was an actual revolution. It changed the way rock and roll albums were mixed.

Ric Ocasek is super-talented and very cool. One thing about him that always amused me is his guitar playing style. I don't know that I've ever seen him make a chord shape other than a barrre chord. He just makes the same shape up and down the fretboard. Talk about a true minimalist!

This is worth watching for Elliot Aston's guitar work. That cat put out some GREAT solos - stuff that's full of melodic works of true inspiration. He's one of the best rock solo authors I know of.

Enjoy this show. I'm pretty sure I am not one of the dorky white dudes in the crowd, LOL.

[Edited 12/16/18 19:24pm]

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Reply #1 posted 12/15/18 1:44am

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The concert's from '84 actually which makes it even better biggrin

I've been diving in and out of watching this video over the past year and still have yet to watch the whole show but I like what I saw. These dudes were an integral part of 1984's awesomeness and don't seem to get the credit for it.
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Reply #2 posted 12/15/18 3:42pm

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Love that first Cars album. I've been playing a boot Live at El Mocambo from 1978 in Toronto - its pretty great.
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Reply #3 posted 12/16/18 7:25pm

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MotownSubdivision said:

The concert's from '84 actually which makes it even better biggrin I've been diving in and out of watching this video over the past year and still have yet to watch the whole show but I like what I saw. These dudes were an integral part of 1984's awesomeness and don't seem to get the credit for it.



You're right, thanks! Just fixed the title.

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Reply #4 posted 12/17/18 1:42am

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Really a great underrated band, always surprised by the amount of classic singles they have, should be held in a higher regard imo. Also worth checking out is Ric Ocasek's solo album "This Side of Paradise" , which has a very Cars-like sound,and contains the classic single "Emotion in Motion" which would've been a big hit for the band.
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Reply #5 posted 01/01/19 9:56am

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Damn, they sound really good for this show. Don't think that i've ever heard the last album of the 80s...door-something or other. But I was there for the run up to Heartbeat City and think that all of those albums are good to great. If there is an unheralded album in that bunch, I think it's Hearbeat City. Cars fans who "were there from the beginning" don't seem to appreciate it as much as the earlier stuff, but I think it's an influential classic. Good stuff.

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Reply #6 posted 01/01/19 3:36pm

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RodeoSchro said:


EDIT TO CORRECT THE YEAR.

Performed at The Summit in Houston, which is now my church, LOL. That building is still churning out great music three days a week, too!

People under rate how good The Cars were but man - their first album was an actual revolution. It changed the way rock and roll albums were mixed.

Ric Ocasek is super-talented and very cool. One thing about him that always amused me is his guitar playing style. I don't know that I've ever seen him make a chord shape other than a barrre chord. He just makes the same shape up and down the fretboard. Talk about a true minimalist!

This is worth watching for Elliot Aston's guitar work. That cat put out some GREAT solos - stuff that's full of melodic works of true inspiration. He's one of the best rock solo authors I know of.

Enjoy this show. I'm pretty sure I am not one of the dorky white dudes in the crowd, LOL.
[Edited 12/16/18 19:24pm]


I really enjoyed their earlier stuff more than the 80s work but what a great show this is, thanks for the heads up.

All of these youtube videos has demonstrated to me how much of the band's soul came from the voice of Benjamin Orr. What a great musician and vocalist!

[Edited 1/1/19 15:38pm]

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