VIDEO: The Cars – “Bye Bye Love ” (Live)

Power-pop brilliance.  The Cars excelled with smoldering, dark “Moving in Stereo”- type songs, and with killer chorus, blueprint-for-New Wave pop candy.  I love that this is live,  and really, really good, in a not-so-perfect way.  Harmonies.  The late Benjamin Orr on bass reminding that Ric Ocasek wasn’t he only lead singer. Great 8-bar solo’s from Elliott Easton on the guitar.  The Cars were best loved on record, and I have never talked to anyone who loved their shows in the 80’s.  But back in the late 1970’s, after the debut album, they were still nicely raw.

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