99.1 PLR Perfect Album: The Cars ‘The Cars’

99.1 PLR Perfect Album: The Cars ‘The Cars’

It is not often that your debut album also sounds like a greatest hits. The Cars are one of those bands thanks to the genius of Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr. These two Boston based musicians came up with a sound that would later would be called new wave. An album with six hits that eventually went 6x platinum and helped usher them into the ’80s where their sound would become one of the biggest.

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