Newly Refurbished, The Cars Ride Again

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I did not expect to hear that Boston Area 80’s rock group The Cars was back together again, but apparently that is just what has happened. There are, however, only two original members in the new line-up this time around with guitar man Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes playing keyboards.

Making up the rest of the band is well-known rocker Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton on bass and drummer Prairie Prince who was with the Tubes.

It’s hard to imagine The Cars without their original and memorable front man, Ric Ocasek, but according to at least one review of their recent performance in California, the overhauled version of the band sounded pretty good.

Back in their heyday, the band was on the radio a lot in the Boston area where I grew up and had a view videos to their credit on MTV as well, if I recall correctly.

While I never considered myself a big fan of The Cars, I have always liked just about all of their stuff and still listen to it from time to time when the mood strikes me.

It will be interesting to see how far the new group can take the band in the future.

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