Click on the artist(s) name to check out their "artist Essential"

Eddie Money
John Mellencamp
Joni Mitchell
Paul McCartney
Steve Miller Band
The Moody Blues
Van Morrison
More Links

The Cars

In an era dominated by big hair and even bigger egos, The Cars are remembered as a quirky and reluctant force in the music world. Taking the organic simplicity of 70s rock and in turn adopting the onset of synthesizers, the Cars fashioned a distant, yet surprisingly sincere crop of new wave hits. With Ric Ocasek's delivery conjuring Lou Reed, The Cars success began in the late 1970s with songs like "Just What I Needed" and "Good Times Roll." As one of the first bands to embrace the visual medium pioneered by MTV, The Cars achieved widespread success with their then-eye-popping computer-generated video for "You Might Think" in 1984. After achieving a level of superstardom in the mid-1980s, the customary "kiss of death" occurred once the members decided to pursue solo careers. The Cars broke up in 1988, seeing Ocasek move on to enjoy a successful career as a producer for popular contemporary groups like Weezer and No Doubt.

Written by: Jarrett Hothan

Wolfgang's Vault Information

Advisory Board Login

Login to access chat and Drive Contests
Not a member? Sign up here.

Email Address:  
Login via
Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Long One @ 9
Savoy Brown
Ten @ 10 Replay
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014
The Deep End
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014
Rock 'n Roll Roots
Featuring the 60s and 70s (3hrs)
Sunday Night Star
Abby Mager of Chicago (1hrs)
The Classics
The Top Frontmen in Rock (2hrs)
Monday, Nov 3, 2014
The Drive A to Z
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
The Drive A to Z
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
The Drive A to Z
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
The Drive A to Z
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
The Drive A to Z
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
The Deep End