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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 14: Musicians (L-R) Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton and Prairie Prince pose at a press conference to announce an upcoming tour and performance by "The New Cars" at the House of Blues on March 14, 2006 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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The Cars: “Candy-O”

The Hook: Moody, mysterious and dark, just like the band.

Album: Candy-O

Year: 1979

Writer: Ric Ocasek

Stats: Never a single, but as Wikipedia puts it, “a classic rock radio staple.”

Background: Guitarist Elliot Easton says the title track of The Cars’ second album, Candy-O, fits in perfectly with the aura the band itself was projecting at the time.

Cars guitarist Elliot Easton on “Candy-O.” OC:…great song. :27

“One of the classic moody, mysterious, darker feeling songs of The Cars’ early repertoire and one of the ones that helped shape that image for The Cars. I think The Cars were perceived back then as kind of cool and disconnected and kind of aloof and we didn’t do anything to discourage that image. You would have to search for a picture of The Cars smiling in those first few years. We took it a little seriously, but it’s a great song.”

The CARS - Candy-O(1979)

Re-uploaded, because apparently "Shoo Be Doo" is nothing without "Candy-O" and "Candy-O" is nothing without "Shoo Be Doo". And I agree! ps - candy-o didn't have sound