The last time Ric Ocasek’s band The Cars recorded an album, the majority of our writers were not even born. But after a 23 year absence from the studio, work is underway for the recently reformed group’s come-back album, wirth several songs already wrapped up in their New York studio.
And while the combination of singer Ric Ocasek, keyboardist Greg Hawkes, drummer David Robinson and guitarist Elliot Easto might not have it in them to take the show on the road, the hints and logic apparently poiont to the band palying dates in 2011.
The Cars have a number of enduring classics, including “Shake It Up” “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Just What I Needed,” not to mention the best song to play at last call on a Friday Night, “Drive”. But whether there is much of an audience for this reunion remains to be seen.