Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Wave Wednesday: "You Might Think", by The Cars (music video)

It wouldn't have been New Wave without The Cars. You Might Think, from 1984. Lead singer Ric Ocasek is married to 80's super model Paulina Porizkova, whom he met while making the video for "Drive". Porizkova has made headlines recently for slamming Hollywood's addiction to plastic surgery.

The following comes from Wikipedia:

The Cars were at the forefront in merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synth-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which would flower in the early 1980s. Robert Palmer, music critic for The New York Times and Rolling Stone described The Cars' musical style by saying: "they have taken some important but disparate contemporary trends—punk  minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the '50s rockabilly  revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend."[1]

The band broke up in 1988, and Ocasek has always discouraged talk of a reunion since then, flatly telling one interviewer in 1997 "I'm saying never and you can count on that."[2] Easton and Hawkes, however, joined with Todd Rundgren in 2005 to form a spin-off band, The New Cars, which performs classic Cars and Rundgren songs alongside new material.

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