The New Cars And Blondie, The New Cars and Blondie: Road Rage

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

It's been thirty years since Blondie and The Cars first brought edgy new wave to FM radio, but these four songs — taken from a full-length album that's available for download with the purchase of a ticket to the current Blondie/New Cars tour — are a sunny reminder of why they mattered in the first place. They may sound a bit different — Cars vocalist Ric Ocasek decided to sit out this tour, but his spot is ably filled by Todd Rundgren — but the essential elements (sharp hooks and strong charisma) remain fully intact.