Well, forget all that because the Cars are back. 29 years after Ric Ocasek last smiled, 25 years or so after releasing their last album and 23 years after the acrimonious breakup at the curb the band put together a short US tour in support of their new album "Move Like This" (which incidentally entered the Billboard album charts at #7). I have to admit I didn't see this one coming. After the death of the bands one true rock star - Benjamin Orr - any chance of a reunion seemed to be off the table. But give them credit, the remaining band members pulled up their bootstraps and put themselves back out there. (click here for a review of their recent show at the Hollywood Palladium).
Will there be future albums and tours? Only time will tell. Their reunion does take them off my list of future "Where are they now?" posts but I can live with that. I just hope somebody gives Ric Ocasek a happy pill and that they have some fun.
|Left: The Cars in their heyday with Benjamin Orr Right: publicity shot for new album and tour|