Tuesday 10/19/21 1am ET: Feature LP: The Cars (1978)

The Cars is the debut studio album by American rock band the Cars, released on June 6, 1978, by Elektra Records. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the album spawned the singles “Just What I Needed”, “My Best Friend’s Girl”, and “Good Times Roll”. It peaked at number 18 on the US Billboard 200 and has been certified six-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  1. “Good Times Roll” 3:44
  2. “My Best Friend’s Girl” 3:44
  3. “Just What I Needed” 3:44
  4. “I’m in Touch with Your World” 3:31
  5. “Don’t Cha Stop” 3:01
  6. “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight” 4:13
  7. “Bye Bye Love” 4:14
  8. “Moving in Stereo” 4:46
  9. “All Mixed Up” 4:14
  10. “Good Times Roll” (live at the Paradise Theater, Boston, November 13, 1978) 3:39
  11. “My Best Friend’s Girl” (demo) 3:52
  12. “Just What I Needed” (demo) 3:27
  13. “I’m in Touch with Your World” 3:28
  14. “Don’t Cha Stop” (demo) 3:19
  15. “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight” (demo) 4:05
  16. “Bye Bye Love” (demo) 4:07
  17. “Moving in Stereo” (demo) 5:02
  18. “All Mixed Up” (demo) 4:50
  19. “They Won’t See You” (demo, previously unreleased) 3:56
  20. “Take What You Want” (demo, previously unreleased) 6:04
  21. “Wake Me Up” (demo, previously unreleased) 3:52
  22. “You Just Can’t Push Me” (demo, previously unreleased) 3:27
  23. “Hotel Queenie” (demo, previously unreleased) 3:08

Ric Ocasek – vocals, rhythm guitar
Benjamin Orr – vocals, bass
David Robinson – drums, percussion, Syndrums, backing vocals
Elliot Easton – lead guitar, backing vocals
Greg Hawkes – keyboards, percussion, saxophone on “All Mixed Up”, backing vocals