Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 74

The Cars- Heartbeat City

This was one of the first records I ever bought back in 1984. Like every other 11 year old, I thought the video for "You Might Think" was awesome. My knowledge of The Cars back then was pretty limited, so I thought this album ruled. Well, now that I'm 37 and think I know a little bit more about music, I know that's not really the case.
It's ok, but even after awhile as a kid, I got really sick of seeing the videos for "Magic" and "Drive". They were on non-stop on MTV. Plus, by 1985, I was really getting into metal.
Anyways, what I was getting at is I'm still sick of hearing the hits off this record and it's been years since I've heard them. The final song on the album, "Heartbeat City" is winding down, and after another listen, I'll have to say that's my favorite tune on the album.
One of the cool things I like about doing this blog is how in just a few days, I can really hear how a band has evolved from album to album. Even though I don't have the first one (on vinyl), it's a no brainer that that's their best album. I'll have to go with Shake It Up as #2. I plan on finding both of them at the Austin Record Convention this weekend. You going? You really should.


  1. Aww, my first concert. Went with my mom and dad at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, MO. I wore a Hard Rock Cafe sweatshirt and my Guess mini skirt. I bought a Cars button for my jean jacket.

  2. Sounds like a new entry for your Mortified piece.