Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Cars Reunited

I just heard that the Cars are playing some reunion shows.

The Cars are one of my favorite bands. Candy O, Panorama and Heartbeat City were constants in my cassette player (aaaa cassettes, that wonderful time between 8 tracks and CDs.) They are a great band.

But with Ben Orr gone, the Cars just aren't the same. Ric Okasik was great. But the Cars were a two singer band, and Orr's voice and style was as much of what the Cars were as Okasiks.

I really do wish the reunion tour goes great. But I just don't think I could bring myself to see it. Too sad and too much is missing. Sort of like Queen. Paul Rogers is great. But it ain't Queen. The name and ideas of the bands are pretty important to people. So throw a new name on the group of musicians and put out something new. That is what I want to see.