Monday, May 16, 2011

On my turntable: The Cars - Door To Door

I have no emotional attachment to this record whatsoever.  Unfortunately, I have a feeling that The Cars didn't either.

By the time Door To Door (1987) was released most of the band had been involved in solo or side projects (the most engaging of which, I think, is Elliot Easton's excellent Change No Change (1985)). It had been four years since The Cars had released a full-length album of new material (1984's Heartbeat City), so expectations were probably high.  Door To Door generated some attention with the top 20 single "You Are The Girl", but then quickly faded from sight. Overall the album is bland, sounding like a tired band that knew its days were limited.  The Cars quietly disbanded within the next year.

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