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THE CARS lot of 3 LP 12″ vinyl Lot includes: “The Cars” on Elektra 1978 “Panorama” on Elektra 1980 “Shake It Up” on Elektra 1983

THE CARS lot of 3 LP 12″ vinyl
Lot includes: “The Cars” on Elektra 1978
“Panorama” on Elektra 1980
“Shake It Up” on Elektra 1983

US $9.99
CONDITION: “The Cars” – sleeve has some bends and stain. Inner has split seams, but vinyl is clean. VG
“Panorama” – sleeve has a bend on the upper left corner. Inner has split seams. Vinyl is scuffed, but plays well. VG-
“Shake It Up” – sleeve has lots of wear at opening. Inner has split seams. Vinyl is clean. VG-

The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the early New Wave music scene in the late 1970s. The band consisted of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek, lead singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The band originated from Boston, Massachusetts, and were signed to Elektra Records in 1977.[1]

The Cars were at the forefront in merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synth-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which would flower in the early 1980s. The Cars started fresh with their debut album The Cars which went on to go platinum in late 1978, The Cars debut album was called a “genuine rock masterpiece” by allmusic. Probably the most successful and well known song from the album “Just What I Needed”, started as a demo in 1977. The song was sent as a mix tape to a local DJ in the Boston area, who played the song in heavy rotation. This soon caught the attention of other DJ’s, which led to the signing of the band by Elektra Records in 1977. The Cars have mentioned this numerous times including in their “last” interview in June 2000. Robert Palmer, music critic for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, described The Cars’ musical style by saying: “they have taken some important but disparate contemporary trends—punk minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the ’50s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend.”

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The Cars S/T 12″ LP Vinyl Elektra Records 1978

FOR THIS AUCTION: The Cars S/T 12″ LP Vinyl Elektra Records 1978
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG+

US $5.99

The Cars is the debut album by the Boston-based American new wave band The Cars, released in 1978. With the popular tracks “Just What I Needed” and “My Best Friend’s Girl” getting heavy airplay on album-oriented rock radio stations, the album sold one million copies by the end of the year and steadily climbed the charts, peaking at #18 on the Billboard 200 in March 1979. The album was ranked #4 on Billboard’s Top Pop Albums of 1979 year end chart. The Cars remained on the album chart for 139 weeks with four more tracks — “Good Times Roll”, “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight”, “Bye Bye Love” and “Moving in Stereo” — becoming AOR radio favorites.

The album was re-issued as a Deluxe Edition on April 20, 1999, containing demos of the entire album alongside five previously unreleased demos.

The cover model is Natalya Medvedeva, a Russian-born model, journalist, and musician who died in 2003.

“Moving in Stereo” was used as the theme for Phoebe Cates’ famous pool scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

the doors
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the doors
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