Benjamin Orr

Five Must-Hear Classics from The Cars' Debut Album

The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton once said that the band jokingly considered naming their debut album The Cars' Greatest Hits. But here's the thing: it's not terribly far off the mark. When it was released in 1978, that self-titled record was some of the most unique rock and roll in America, combining strutting power pop, sizzling guitar solos, shimmering synthesizers and the unique vocal tag team of frontman/principal songwriter Ric Ocasek (whose nervous vocal hiccup recalled Buddy Holly) and bassist Benjamin Orr.