THE CARS by The Used Cars

THE USED CARS are a 5-piece tribute band from S.E. Michigan that pays homage to the music of The Cars, a classic rock band known for their hits like “Just What I Needed,” “My Best Friends Girl,” “Drive,” and “You Might Think.”  The Cars sold over 23 million albums in the USA with 13 singles achieving Billboard Top 40 status and in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

THE USED CARS sole purpose is to recreate the iconic sound energy of The Cars’ live performances, playing all their biggest hits and fan favorites. If you’re a fan of The Cars or classic rock in general, The Used Cars’ are worth your time and undivided attention.

The Cars were at the forefront of the merger of 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that became popular in the early 1980s. Robert Palmer, music critic for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, described the Cars’ musical style: “They have taken some important but disparate contemporary trends—punk minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the ’50s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend.”

The Cars were named Best New Artist in the 1978 Rolling Stone Readers’ Poll. The band’s debut album, The Cars, sold six million copies and appeared on the Billboard 200 album chart for 139 weeks. The Cars had four Top 10 hits: “Shake It Up” (1981), “You Might Think” (1984), “Drive” (1984), and “Tonight She Comes” (1985). The band won Video of the Year for “You Might Think” at the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.

Photos below were taken April 19 at Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemons, MI