on 17 January 2014
"Cars" still sounds splendid way after it's original release and still thrills to this day.
That bass riff is instantly recognisable and deeply etched into rock 'n' roll's long and ongoing history.
The phased synth intro is as distinctive as the chord crash at the beginning of "Hard days night" or the guitar groove of The Stones "Satisfaction" and means as much to the new wave generation.
In 1979 Gary Numan set the agenda for a massive wave of electronic rock into the 80's and beyond.
Follow "Cars" by checking out "Are friends electric?" and the "Replicas" and "Pleasure Principle" albums of the same year and you're sure find out why.
Yes, "Cars" is an absolute classic.