Cars

(Boston, Massachusetts 76 – 88)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Milkwood

How’s the weather LP (Paramount, PAS 6046) released 72
Tracks: With You With Me, Dream Trader, Lincoln Park, Bring Me Back, Timetrain Wonderwheel, Makeshift Pawn, The Light Won’t Burn, Along The Way, We’ve Been All Through, Winter Song

Cars

Just What I needed 7″ (Elektra, E-45491) recorded Feb 78, released May 78
Tracks: Just What I needed, I’m In Touch With Your World

Just What I Needed 7″ promo (Elektra, E-45491) released May 78
Tracks: Just What I Needed (mono), Just What I Needed (stereo)

The Cars LP (Elektra, 6E-135) recorded Feb 78, released Jun 78
Tracks: Good Times Roll, My Best Friend’s Girl, Just What I Needed, I’m In Touch With Your World, Don’t Cha Stop, You’re All I’ve Got Tonight, Bye Bye Love, Moving In Stereo, All Mixed Up

My best friend’s girl 7″ (Elektra, E-45537) released Oct 78
Tracks: My best friend’s girl, Don’t cha stop

My best friend’s girl 7″ (Elektra, K-12301) released Oct 78, UK
Tracks: My best friend’s girl, Moving in stereo

My best friend’s girl 7″ promo (Elektra, E-45537) released Oct 78
Tracks: My best friend’s girl (mono), My best friend’s girl (stereo)

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Cap’n Swing

Demos recorded 13-7-76
Tracks: Bye Bye Love, Strawberry Moonlight, Jezebel, Goes On Sleeping, Twilight Superman, You’re Always Brighter, City Lights, Dream Trader, You Can Have ’em, Come Back Down, Crazy Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Demo recorded 77?
Tracks: You Can Have ’em, Lover And A Holiday, Come Back Down, Strawberry Moonlight, Jezebel, Come Back Down #2

Boston University 21-3-77
Tracks: Bye bye love, I don’t want to, I believe this day, Don’t you stop, Come back down, Just What I Needed, I’m In Touch With Your World, Cool Fool, Strawberry Moonlight, Emcee

Rat Club (Rathskellar), Boston Apr 77
Tracks: Just What I Needed, I’m In Touch With Your World, Strawberry Moonlight, Lover And A Holiday, Bye Bye Love, Wake Me Up, Cool Fool, Looking To See You, Don’t Cha Stop, You’re All I’ve Got Tonight

Demo recorded Apr 77 Northern Recording Studio, Maynard
Tracks: Just what I needed, I’m in touch with your world, Don’t cha stop, You’re all I’ve got tonight, Wake me up

Demo recorded Jun 77 Music Designers, Boston
Tracks: My best friends girl, Bye bye love, All mixed up, Take what you want, You just can’t push me. Hotel Queenie

Demo recorded summer 77 Ric’s
Tracks: Moving in stereo

The Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts 24-9-77
Tracks: Just what i needed, My best friend’s girl

Music Hall, Boston 16-10-77
Tracks: All mixed up

Paradise Theatre, Boston 1-7-78
Tracks: (let the) good times roll, Bye bye love, Night spots, My best friend’s girl, Moving in stereo, I’m in touch with your world, They won’t see you, Take what you want, You’re all I’ve got, Just what I needed, Don’t cha stop, Hotel queenie

Agora Ballroom, Cleveland 18-7-78
Tracks: Good Times Roll, Bye Bye Love, Nightspots, I’m In Touch With Your World, My Best Friend’s Girl, Moving In Stereo, All Mixed Up, Take What You Want, Don’t Cha Stop, You’re All I’ve Got Tonight, Just What I Needed, Hotel Queenie, Something Else

Cow Palace, Daly City 20-8-78
Tracks: Bye Bye Love, Night Spots, My Best Friend’s Girl, Moving In Stereo, All Mixed Up, Don’t Cha Stop, Good Times Roll, I’m in Touch With Your World, You’re All I’ve Got Tonight, Just What I Needed, Take What You Want, When Did You Change

El Mocambo, Toronto 14-9-78
Tracks: Good Times Roll, Bye Bye Love, Nightspots, Best Friend’s Girl, Moving In Stereo, Since I Held You, Take What You Want, They Won’t See You, Don’t Cha Stop, Just What I Needed, Candy-O, You’re All I ‘ve Got Tonight

Midnight Special, Burbank 15-9-78
Tracks: Just What I Needed, My Best Friend’s Girl

Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo 15-9-78
Tracks: Good Times Roll, Night Spots, Bye Bye Love, My Best Friend’s Girl, Moving In Stereo, I’m in Touch With Your World, Don’t Cha Stop, Since I Held You, Just What I Needed, You’re All I’ve Got Tonight

Old Waldorf, San Francisco 19-9-78
Tracks: Good times roll, Bye bye love, Night spots, I’m in touch with your world, My best friend’s girl, Moving in stereo, All mixed up, Don’t cha stop, You’re all I’ve got, Just what I needed, Take what you want, When did you change

Palladium, New York 22-9-78
Tracks: intro, Good times roll, Bye bye love, Night spots, My best friend’s girl, Moving in stereo, Since I held you, Just what I needed, Gimme some slack, Candy-o, Don’t cha stop, You’re all I’ve got, Misfit kid

Alumnae Hall, Brown University, Providence 23-9-78
Tracks: Intro, Good Times Roll, Bye Bye Love, Night Spots, My Best Friend’s Girl, Moving In Stereo, Candy-O, Since I Held You, Take What You Want, Don’t Cha Stop, Just What I Needed, Hotel Queenie, You’re All I’ve Got Tonight, They Won’t See You

Demo recorded 2-10-78 Northern Recording Studio, Maynard
Tracks: They won’t see you

Coliseum Arena, Oakland 19-10-78
Tracks: Good Times Roll, Bye Bye Love, Night Spots, My Best Friend’s Girl, Moving In Stereo, Candy-O, You’re All I’ve Got Tonight, Don’t Cha Stop, Just What I Needed, When Did You Change?

Paradise Theatre, Boston 13-11-78
Tracks: Good times roll, Bye bye love, Night spots, Best friend’s girl, Take me tonight, They won’t see you, You’re all I’ve got, Just what I needed, Don’t cha stop, Hotel queenie

Paris 27-11-78
Tracks: Good times roll, Bye bye love, My best friend’s girl, Moving in stereo, All mixed up, You’re all I’ve got, Just what I needed

University of Sussex Nov 78 “BBC Rock Goes To College”
Tracks: Just what I needed, Good times roll, I’m in touch with your world, My best friend’s girl, Moving in stereo, All mixed up, Night spots, Bye bye love, Don’t cha stop, You’re all I’ve got

 

Further Information;

http://thecars.org/
http://thecarsunlocked.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cars

Line ups:

Milkwood                             Richard & the Rabbits        Ocasek & Orr
72 – 74                                75 – 76
Ric Ocasek (gtr/voc)           Ric Ocasek (gtr/voc)          Ric Ocasek (gtr/voc)
Benjamin Orr (bass/voc)     Benjamin Orr (bass/voc)    Benjamin Orr (gtr/voc)
Jas Goodkind (gtr)              Greg Hawkes (keyb)
Greg Hawkes (sax)
David Humphries (congas)
Bob Henderson (drms)
Jeff Lass (keyb)

Cap’n Swing                        Cars
76                                        76 – 88
Ric Ocasek (voc/gtr)            Ric Ocasek (voc/gtr)
Benjamin Orr (voc)              Benjamin Orr (voc/bass)
Elliot Easton (gtr)                 Elliot Easton (gtr)
Glenn Evans (drms)            Greg Hawkes (keyb/sax)
Todd Roberto (bass)           David Robinson (drms)
Danny Schliftlin (keyb)

Greg Hawkes also in Orphan, Martin Mull & His Fabulous Furniture
David Robinson is ex-Modern Lovers, DMZ, Pop!

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