The MP3 deal of the day over at Amazon today is the album Candy-O by The Cars for only $2.99.
The quadruple-platinum album, originally released in 1979, was the sophomore effort for the Boston-based new wave pop band and included the popular tunes “Let’s Go,” “Dangerous Type,” and the title track — three great songs definitely worth the three bucks on their own.
Written by frontman Ric Ocasek with vocals by bassist Benjamin Orr, “Let’s Go” is probably the most recognizable by the general public, especially since its currently being used in TV ads for Lee Jeans.
Note, this sale is today only.
Now with their songs being used for TV commercials and their self-titled first album recently released for the video game Rock Band, I’m guessing The Cars are going to find a lot of new fans.
I love The Cars. I know, you wouldn’t expect it from a metal queen like me, but I do, always have. The thing is, I never actually owned any of their albums. I taped a few songs of theirs from the radio and then would listen to their albums at other people’s houses. So, I jumped on the chance to grab Candy-O for only $2.99 and have been listening to it all morning. It’s great stuff, definitely highly recommended!
Album tidbit: The cover art was done by famous pin-up artist Alberto Vargas, which was a major perk for the band back in 1979 when album cover art was a selling point.