The Cars "Heartbeat City" (1984): Track by Track!

Season 5 | Episode 15
1h 2m | May 21, 2024

Welcome to "Surely You Can't Be Serious," the podcast where Jason and Dee take you on a deep dive into the iconic sounds of The Cars' best album of the 80s, "Heartbeat City." Join us as we dissect each song track by track, exploring the rich history, the profound impact, and the captivating stories behind every iconic track and music video.

In this episode, we unravel the layers of "Heartbeat City," from its infectious pop hooks to its innovative production techniques. We discuss the band's evolution, the creative process behind the album, and the cultural significance it held during the 80s music scene.

From the synth-driven melodies of "Drive" to the electrifying beats of "Magic," we analyze the sonic landscape of the album, offering insights into the band's songwriting prowess and the groundbreaking production by Robert John "Mutt" Lange.

But it's not just about the music. We also delve into the personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories that shaped "Heartbeat City," revealing the inspiration behind each song and the memorable moments from the recording process and music video shoots.

Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to The Cars' discography, join us as we celebrate the brilliance of "Heartbeat City" and explore its enduring impact on the world of music. Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for a nostalgic journey through one of the greatest albums of the 80s with "Surely You Can't Be Serious."

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