OK, now I think I really have seen it all. A friend of mine emailed me the other day and I also just saw an actual video of “The New Cars” on VH1 Classic (a channel I didn’t even know about, let alone know I had until another friend told me she watches it all the time). This is perhaps even more pathetic than “The Doors” featuring Ian Astbury playing the part of Jim Morrison. This new band has only the keyboard player and one guitar player from the original band! Did any of those guys write or sing the old songs?! I was never a big Cars fan to begin with so aside from Ric Ocasek (who recorded one of the best hardcore albums of all time, Bad Brains Rock for Light, only to revisit it and completely ruin it 15 years later) I don’t know the names of the other original members. Maybe someone can fill me in by leaving a comment.
They are touring with Blondie, who I guess refuses to let a third of the original band play with them. That’s another story I’m curious to hear the history on.