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View Poll Results: Is CARS a sucky song or not?
It sucks.
10
15.63%
It is NOT an overlong and repetitious exercise in dreary monotony.
51
79.69%
"I didn't think it was possible, but it both sucks and blows." -Bart Simpson
3
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Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Old 09-06-13, 09:59 PM
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I have no opinion on the matter.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I would have voted but you forgot the "Easily in my top five songs of all time" option.

It's a superb tune and I recall vividly where and what I was doing the first time I heard it. It's like my own "JFK got shot" moment. Sure, his nasally monotone vocals are an acquired taste, but the man managed to make a classic album basically using a single synth preset. Genius!
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

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I have no opinion on the matter.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Originally Posted by ResIpsa View Post
I would have voted but you forgot the "Easily in my top five songs of all time" option.

It's a superb tune and I recall vividly where and what I was doing the first time I heard it. It's like my own "JFK got shot" moment. Sure, his nasally monotone vocals are an acquired taste, but the man managed to make a classic album basically using a single synth preset. Genius!
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I like it.

I was barely 15 years old when it first came out.

Hearing it brings back a lot of fond memories from those days.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I have 2 of his LPs: Replicas and Pleasure Principle. The song that first turned me onto Gary Numan was his tune Are 'Friends' Electric?

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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Originally Posted by ResIpsa View Post
It's a superb tune and I recall vividly where and what I was doing the first time I heard it. It's like my own "JFK got shot" moment. Sure, his nasally monotone vocals are an acquired taste, but the man managed to make a classic album basically using a single synth preset. Genius!
And keep in mind that he was barely even a man at the time. He was just 21 when he wrote and recorded The Pleasure Principle (even younger for Replicas and "Are 'Friends' Electric?" which was a worldwide chart-topper everywhere but America).

Also, a bit of trivia..."Cars" was a top 20 hit in three consecutive decades in the UK. It reached #1 in 1979, #16 in 1987, and #17 in 1996.
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It's definitely not a song you'll confuse the decade it's from.
I disagree. It's 2013 and "Cars" still sounds like it's from the future.
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Spoiler:
The future sucks.
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To say this song sucks is to say all new wave songs suck including David Bowie's FAME.
The sound was original and fresh.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I don't think it sucks at all, but it's probably my least favorite track on PP. Goddamn, that album is just spectacular.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
To say this song sucks is to say all new wave songs suck including David Bowie's FAME.
The sound was original and fresh.
Thank you so much, wm lopez. Now I'll go to my grave knowing I'm right about this song.
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"Fame" is a funk song. I love Bowie, and he did make music that heavily influenced new wave, but "Fame" and the Young Americans album is blue-eyed soul and funk, not new wave.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Originally Posted by islandclaws View Post
I don't think it sucks at all, but it's probably my least favorite track on PP. Goddamn, that album is just spectacular.
How "Metal" was never released as a single is a mystery for the ages.
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One of the greatest singles of the early eighties. The whole album is fantastic.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Originally Posted by Chrisedge View Post
This is one of my favorite versions!

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Holy crap, that was awesome! Thanks!!
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Great song
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Great song. It touches me in all new ways.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
Great song. It touches me in all new ways.
Show us on the Numanoid where the song touched you.
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Holy crap, that was awesome! Thanks!!
For what it's worth, Numan's live shows have the same vibe as NIN's club shows nowadays.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Massively great from the first second to the last. While some other acts were toying around with this sound, you cannot understate the impact a song like this had from the exposure on radio. It's a fully formed masterpiece and I feel stupid even having to say that.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

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How "Metal" was never released as a single is a mystery for the ages.
Yes, I thought Metal was the real gem on PP. Overall, a very good album.
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Featuring Gary Numan

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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

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