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Re: (TV) RE: Beatles Influence on Television
Maybe Tom had the Cars on his mind because Television's champion at
Warner-Elektra-Atlantic was A&R exec extraordinaire Karin Berg, who signed
the Cars to Elektra shortly after she signed TV. Their commercial success
kept TV on the label until the great music biz meltdown of 1980, and
believe it or not Elektra had similar commercial hopes for TV.
Try to imagine "Ain't That Nothin'" with synths, a slick production, and
Ben Orr singing--it might sound a bit like the Cars "Let's Go".
Rik Ocasek and Ben Orr were major TV fans. I'm not sure if Ben was still
living in Cleveland when TV played the Piccadilly Inn in 1975, but if so
I'm sure he was there.
At 10:16 AM 8/1/2001 +0000, karin christensen wrote:
i read somewhere that tom v. claimed that the cars were "like a commercial
televesion", when he talked about television influences in other bands.
i cannot hear the tv influence in the cars? what does tom mean?
i can hear it in echo and the bunnymen, luna, g allaxie 500, sonic youth
and the pixies etc, but seriously - the cars?
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