Monday, June 25, 2007


The New Cars! I had the awesomely fun experience of seeing these rock legends at the Tulalip Amphitheater with my friend Kathryn. It rained a bit, but the show was very special indeed. The margaritas did flow and the band rocked. And at the end, there was even a rainbow.

There were a few great musical surprises, too. Todd Rundgren (replacement for the absent Ric Ocasek) is legendary, and I heard that The New Cars were going to play some old Todd classics along with the Cars catalog. They did I Saw The Light, a classic number shown in the video below. But what really blew my mind was when they did Open My Eyes by The Nazz, a very early Todd band that was kind of like an American response to Cream and The Yardbirds. Unfortunately I did not capture it, as my battery had died. I do present to you, however, I Saw The Light...

Here's your chance to GET YOUR NAME IN ROLLING STONE and show Todd love:

(Todd fans who surf in are welcome to contact me for vid of 'Best Friends Girl')


Blogger Greg said...

Did they do Hammer in My Heart or Feet Don't Fail Me Now or any Utopia stuff?

6:26 PM  
Blogger markjamesmurphy said...

No, the only non-Cars songs were Open My Eyes and I Saw The Light. Open My Eyes was part of their encore, and it was very up-tempo, and I dare say BLISTERING. Then the rainbow came out. Wheee!

4:53 PM  

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