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Old 03-28-11, 06:34 PM   #51
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

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to me the only thing lacking from those new songs are Elliot Easton's great solos
I have noticed that some of the postings on youtube have made reference to the fact that neither song has a solo.
But ya gotta remember not every Cars song had a solo and sometimes when they did, they were short and sweet (like Dangerous Type).

The Cars have been away so long and the songs that get played on the radio are mostly the Hits,so I feel people are expecting Zeppelin type solos or something,which you are not gonna get with The Cars.
With The Cars it was always about the song rather than flashy playing ....that said, it would be nice if there were 3 or 4 tasty solos from Elliot!...I just wouldn't expect every song to contain a solo.
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Old 03-28-11, 08:13 PM   #52
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I have noticed that some of the postings on youtube have made reference to the fact that neither song has a solo.
But ya gotta remember not every Cars song had a solo and sometimes when they did, they were short and sweet (like Dangerous Type).

The Cars have been away so long and the songs that get played on the radio are mostly the Hits,so I feel people are expecting Zeppelin type solos or something,which you are not gonna get with The Cars.
With The Cars it was always about the song rather than flashy playing ....that said, it would be nice if there were 3 or 4 tasty solos from Elliot!...I just wouldn't expect every song to contain a solo.
The thing about Easton's solos is they always fit in with the song so well- it wasn't just flashy playing or random filler.

I totally agree with what he says here


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Old 03-28-11, 08:16 PM   #53
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

We've only heard what...two songs so far? I'm sure we will hear a classic Elliot solo.

The solo from Just What I Needed Ranks up there as one of my all time favorites. It just fits. No overplaying. It's just right.
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Old 05-03-11, 04:30 PM   #54
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

Complete album streaming on RS.com. Listened twice all the way through, sounds great!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...years-20110503

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Old 05-03-11, 04:52 PM   #55
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

I haven't bought a CD in God knows when but this one is coming home when it hits the stores.
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Old 05-03-11, 06:12 PM   #56
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

A very good album, miles better than Door to Door. Thanks for the link Chrisedge, will definitely be getting this.
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Old 05-03-11, 06:29 PM   #57
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http://stream.movelikethis.com also has it and they are in 128bit MP3's format

I will be buying this day one. But I want to listen a bunch before I see them next week...
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

I'm listening right now and it's a smash. I'm definitely picking this up to support them. Especially since I never thought I'd hear anything new ever again.
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Old 05-03-11, 10:12 PM   #59
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I'm listening right now and it's a smash. I'm definitely picking this up to support them. Especially since I never thought I'd hear anything new ever again.
Holy FUCK! This album is absolutely amazing!! Who'da thought!?
What a great year for older bands. First that new Duran Duran
album. Then the new Human League. And now, Stevie Nicks.
I'm loving this
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Old 05-04-11, 12:30 PM   #60
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"Free" is pure classic Cars!
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Old 05-06-11, 05:39 AM   #61
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First listen and those two songs that have been available for preview (Blue Tip, Sad Song) seem to be the best tunes. Hope more listens reveal otherwise.
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Old 05-06-11, 06:49 AM   #62
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First listen and those two songs that have been available for preview (Blue Tip, Sad Song) seem to be the best tunes. Hope more listens reveal otherwise.
I think it is really solid overall. I ordered the Best Buy Exclusive edition with the videos and bonus tracks. It is only $9.99 plus tax shipped!
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Old 05-06-11, 07:57 AM   #63
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I think it is really solid overall. I ordered the Best Buy Exclusive edition with the videos and bonus tracks. It is only $9.99 plus tax shipped!

I didn't know BB had this "Edition". Is it online only or pre-order in store?
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Move+Lik...this&lp=1&cp=1

Not sure if you can pre-order in store but it is free shipping anyway.
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Old 05-08-11, 03:34 AM   #65
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I think it is really solid overall.
Guess I'm going to have to disagree, sadly. After three listens only half the tunes are decent. A few are just boring and sound like the lower half of every Ocasek solo album. I still adore Blue Tip, though. I'm pretty sure if you listened to any of the first 5 albums next to this it would pale.
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Old 05-08-11, 03:23 PM   #66
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

Rolling Stone gave it a great review. Here's an excerpt:

Move Like This is a reminder that New Wave can still sound new, especially when the Cars do it. Produced with skillful restraint by Ocasek, his bandmates and the dependable Jacknife Lee (the Hives, Snow Patrol), the album calls to mind adjectives long associated with the Cars: taut, sleek, seamless, efficient. It's a record that whizzes past — 10 songs in less than 40 minutes — leaving behind a dark gleam.
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Old 05-08-11, 03:26 PM   #67
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

I'm in agreement that it's not so great but then again I only really like the first two cars albums. The rest don't too much for me.
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I'm in agreement that it's not so great but then again I only really like the first two cars albums. The rest don't too much for me.
That's cool. To each his own. I guess I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. I'm actually toying with the idea of going to the concert at the Electric Factory, but I'm not sure I want to pay $60 to stand in the back (it's all GA). I'm guessing they'll put out a DVD of one of the shows.
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That's cool. To each his own. I guess I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. I'm actually toying with the idea of going to the concert at the Electric Factory, but I'm not sure I want to pay $60 to stand in the back (it's all GA). I'm guessing they'll put out a DVD of one of the shows.
I love the Electric Factory! Great venue. Please go. I had to get tickets via StubHub and pay through the nose to see them at the 930 Club here in D.C. But I know it's going to be a monumental show.
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I love the Electric Factory! Great venue. Please go. I had to get tickets via StubHub and pay through the nose to see them at the 930 Club here in D.C. But I know it's going to be a monumental show.
There are tickets still available so I may go for it. I really feel I should since I never saw them back in the day. I truly do hate the Electric Factory. Mostly because I saw a bunch of metal shows there and there is no real escape from the pit. I don't really see the pit being much of an issue for the Cars. Unless of course they play Dangerous Type, then I would have to get it started. I almost went to see the Orb play the 9:30 Club, but instead opted for Irving Plaza in NYC. I think it was sold out. I've heard it is a great venue.
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Re: Ric Ocasek and the Cars Reunite, Work on New Album

I'd love to go see them...just not sure I want to shell out $100+. I definitely plan on getting the album though.
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I was going to see them but the ticket prices were a bit high. I'm honestly more excited to see a new band that does new wave/power pop like the Biters than them in a small club for $8. 10x the value there to me
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Complete album streaming on RS.com. Listened twice all the way through, sounds great!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...years-20110503

or direct link here:
http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitnow/player/cars.html
I went out and bought the cd after listening to the stream a couple times (thank you Reward Zone points). It's a quality album and the cd sounds great.
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I went out and bought the cd after listening to the stream a couple times (thank you Reward Zone points). It's a quality album and the cd sounds great.
Agreed! I'm hoping the album charts fairly high next week. Even though album sales are mostly dead these days.
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I went and got the deluxe cd from BB. And super excited to see them Thursday! Hopefully get some decent videos from the show.
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