The title is "Drive". This week's artist are the Cars.
I got to see the band in 1978 as they were just coming on to the scene. They were mid-pack at a rock festival in Cleveland. Eddie Money opened, then Todd Rundgren, then the Cars, then Bob Welch (!), who was right before his previous band, Fleetwood Mac.
Honestly, I remember the Cars being LOUD. And I remember Fleetwood Mac. For the rest of it, I was kind of - in 1978 terms - wasted.
One of their biggest hits - if not the biggest hit - it was released in 1984. Benjamin Orr took lead vocals. I always appreciated the songs Orr fronted than the ones Ric Ocasek took center stage. .....even though Ocasek did write this.
Like last week's selection (and next week's), there is a rhythm that runs through the song. No real change in tempo at all.
A few notes about the video - it was directed by Timothy Hutton. And it stars Ocasek's not yet girlfriend, turned wife, turned (almost?) ex-wife, model Paulina Porizkova. While separated, Ocasek died while staying with her, but after he cut her out of his will. So............he seems nice.
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