Reunions — October 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

The Cars debut video clip of ‘Blue Tip,’ first new song since 1987, on Facebook

Ric Ocasek in the studio with The Cars, circa 2010

The surviving members of The Cars revealed their reunion this past summer by simply posting a photo of the band in the studio on Facebook; now they follow that up with the first musical proof they’re back together for the first time in 23 years: a 1:13-long video clip of the new song “Blue Tip.”

The song, accompanied by black-and-white video of the band performing in the studio, was posted on the Cars’ Facebook page on Wednesday, with a simple one-line description: “BLUE TIP… preview.” The Ric Ocasek-sung track — featuring the band’s distinctive synth-heavy vibe — is the first new Cars song since 1987’s Door to Door.

The band — Ocasek, guitarist Elliot Easton, long-retired drummer David Robinson and keyboardist Greg Hawkes, who also is filling in on bass for the late Benjamin Orr, who died of cancer in 2000 — has not formally announced its reunion or any plans for a new album. However, since posting that initial band photo, the Cars have posted several more studio shots, including the picture of Ocasek featured above.

WATCH THE VIDEO: The Cars, “Blue Tip”

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3 Comments

  1. A W E S OM E !

  2. I hope this is more than just a teaser. They obviously still have “it.” Fingers crossed for a new album in the near future…

  3. Here is the official video by the way. http://vimeo.com/20084482

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