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Monday already? 'Strap Me In' for another week of lost '80s classics



With a techno rock sound and imaginative videos, The Cars are the embodiment of '80s music culture, so this week let's celebrate The Cars and their individual members with some of their lost videos and singles.

1987's Door to Door was the last hurrah in the ‘80s for The Cars before breaking up in 1988. While You Are The Girl was their last Top 40 hit, the album still produced some excellent rockers like Strap Me In.

The song only made it to No. 85 on the singles chart even though the video is the classic visual treat you are use to getting from The Cars with plenty of models and panoramic camera angles.

Before The Cars conked out, the individual band members had already started on their solo projects, so this week we will spotlight their work with the exception of Ric Ocasek and drummer David Robinson. We covered Ocasek in detail last summer and Robinson left music after the breakup of The Cars to run an art gallery. It is Robinson who is credited for coming up with the band name The Cars.

[Last modified: Monday, March 10, 2014 9:12am]


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