Saturday, December 4, 2010

One Hit Weekend!

Gary Numan: Cars

1980. Synthesizers, eyeliner and brooding. I used to think this song was put out by "The Cars" but no, It's one-hit wonder Gary Numan.

In this awesomely bad video, Gary appears in a pyramid, a tambourine, and a red plastic jumpsuit

but not in his CAR.

Go figure.


Rachael Harrie said...

Hmm, the lack of cars is rather intriguing!


Anne Gallagher said...

I remember the song. I always thought it was by the Cars too.

Anonymous said...

I remember this classic. Pure 1980's style existential dread. And the "car" isn't a car.

Shawn said...

Isn't he the "short people" guy?

Perri said...

Wow! Anonymous, I had no idea. Is the "car" his own self-isolation or something?

Shawn, I believe the short people guy is Randy Newman-- not a one hit wonder at all :)

Alicia Gregoire said...

I loved this song and all it's creepiness.

Micah said...

he should feel safe in his pyramid!