‘The Cars’ release their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Just What I Needed’ (1978)

‘The Cars’ feat. ‘Just What I Needed’ is their eponymous debut studio album (that will stay 139 weeks on the charts ) released on June 6, 1978 by Elektra.

Track Listing : 1.Good Times Roll (Ric Ocasek) – 03:44 . 2.My Best Friend’S Girl (Ric Ocasek) – 03:44 . 3.Just What I Needed (Ric Ocasek) – 03:44 . 4.I’M In Touch With Your World (Ric Ocasek) – 03:31 . 5.Don’T Cha Stop (Ric Ocasek) – 03:01 . 6.You’Re All I’Ve Got Tonight (Ric Ocasek) – 04:13 . 7.Bye Bye Love (Ric Ocasek) – 04:14 . 8.Moving In Stereo (Greg Hawkes, Ric Ocasek) – 04:41 . 9.All Mixed Up (Ric Ocasek) – 04:14

Musicians : The Cars – Band . Ric Ocasek – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar . Elliot Easton – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals . Greg Hawkes – Keyboards, Percussion, Saxophone, Backing Vocals . Benjamin Orr – Lead Vocals, Bass . David Robinson – Drums, Percussion, Syndrums, Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Roy Thomas Baker Geoff Workman – Engineer . Nigel Walker – Engineer . George Marino – Mastering

Package : Ron Coro – Art Direction . Jerome Jordan – Collage . Elliot Gilbert – Photography . Johnny Lee – Design

Recorded February 1978 At Air Studios, London.

Released On June 6, 1978 By Elektra.


Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
This Boston-based quintet showed that a basic rock band could conquer FM radio in the late ‘70s….All nine of these melodic yet rocking songs were written by Ric Ocasek, whose twitchy, nervous vocals are joined by the others on catchy, harmonized choruses […]

Mark’s Record Reviews
If they didn’t play six of these nine songs on the radio every ten minutes, I’d probably listen to the record a lot more often. Straddling the thin line of cleverness and accessibility that lies between new wave and classic rock, it is absolutely essential to any collection. […]

The Cars should probably just be experienced because of their legacy: commercials for all the fine department stores in your area. Hell, if that doesn’t scream ‘must hear” rock ‘n’ roll to you, then you must not know what you’re missing. […]



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