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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 09-05-13, 01:10 PM
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Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

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I invite you all to close your eyes and reacquaint yourself with THE ENTIRE three minutes and 50 seconds of this song.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

It's a fun song to play on guitar.

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

Originally Posted by wishbone View Post
It's a fun song to play on guitar.
That's a tambourine.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I want to say 'doesn't suck' but I couldn't make it through the whole thing. It's definitely not a song you'll confuse the decade it's from.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

This version doesn't suck IMO (featuring Numan):

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

This is one of my least favorite songs of all time.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I'm sure there's somebody here who can point us to better singles in Numan's library. But who?
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I hear no suckage, only a classic tune.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I'm sure there's somebody here who can point us to better singles in Numan's library. But who?
Possibly AdamAntfan but he hasn't posted here in a long time.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

It's a great song, as is:

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

One of the few synth pop songs from the 80s I still enjoy.

Docked one point for being responsible for the crap that it influenced.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Why is this even a poll?

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

^proof that it is great
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I like a lot of Numan songs, although I prefer the updated darker versions he plays live now.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

This is one of my favorite versions!

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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?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I'm sure there's somebody here who can point us to better singles in Numan's library.......
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

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It's definitely not a song you'll confuse the decade it's from.
So... nothing says the '70s like Cars???

... or maybe you are confused.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I voted "it sucks" mainly because new wave really isn't my thing. It's not poorly produced, or written, or performed or anything, I just don't like it much. Personal taste.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Good song, didn't vote because I'm not playing your little game!
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

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Good song, didn't vote because I'm not playing your little game!
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

I hated it at the time, but compared to 99% of the awful group-written repetitive-beat dross that's out there now it sounds great.
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Re: Poll: Gary Numan's "CARS", Does it suck or not?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I'm sure there's somebody here who can point us to better singles in Numan's library. But who?
I don't know if I'd say "better" but I also like these among many more:

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

I think the reason you're implying it's monotonous is because the vocals end pretty early into the track. I always liked the song and could listen to it still without feeling bored. The drumming by Sharpley is superb. That's one of the things that always stood out to me about Numan's early work. He always had top musicians and lavish stage shows.

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

It's a great song.

at the idea of someone complaining that a pop song is too repetitive.

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