Tuesday, March 14, 2006

"The Cars" are having a reunion?

Today I read about a reunion of the great New Wave band The Cars. Apparently this has been rumored for a while although it's the first I hear of it. However this should not really be considered a reunion because two of the most important members won't be onboard. Bassist/vocalist Ben Orr died six years ago and lead singer/rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek is opposed to a "greatest hits" tour. I am all for reunions if there is a market for them and the principle members are all involved but this sounds more like Creedence Clearwater Revisited (only two original CCR band members and neither is John Fogerty). They might as well admit they will be a glorified tribute band and call themselves "You're All I've Got Tonight" because that's what The Cars fans will be thinking without Ocasek's signature vocal style and Ben Orr's beautiful voice on "Drive."

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