The Cars — Moving In Stereo
Album: The Cars
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Released: 1978
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Life's the same, I'm moving in stereo
Life's the same except for my shoes
Life's the same, you're shakin' like tremolo
Life's the same, it's all inside you

It's so easy to blow up your problems
It's so easy to play up your breakdown
It's so easy to fly through a window
It's so easy to fool with the sound

It's so tough to get up
It's so tough
It's so tough to live up
It's so tough on you

Life's the same, I'm moving in stereo
Life's the same except for my shoes
Life's the same, you're shakin' like tremolo
Life's the same, it's all inside you

Life's the same, I'm moving in stereo
Life's the same except for my shoes
Life's the same, you're shakin' like tremolo
Life's the same, it's all inside you
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 Spot_69 wrote:
No "All Mixed Up" once again. So sad, too bad.

I also feel cheated every time that happens.

Bad Bill - no biscuit.

  

 
LowPhreak wrote:

Feels like we're Moving In Mono, not Stereo?

  
25demayo wrote:

Today Bill gets a biscuit. Moving in Stereo followed by All Mixed Up.

{#Clap}


 25demayo wrote: 
 

Unfortunately no biscuit today.

 

Biscuit today! {#Music}
Yay! Bill listens to his fans, gotta have All Mixed Up after Stereo. This station rocks.
Life's the same, except for my shoes.
 bm.deavenport613 wrote:
Phoebe Cates......mmmmmmmmmm

 
36 years later, and there's no sign of it slowing down.

Brandon Flowers mentioned that scene when he inducted the Cars into the R&R H-O-F.
 


 Spot_69 wrote:
No "All Mixed Up" once again. So sad, too bad.

I also feel cheated every time that happens.

Bad Bill - no biscuit.

  

 
LowPhreak wrote:

Feels like we're Moving In Mono, not Stereo?

  
25demayo wrote:

Today Bill gets a biscuit. Moving in Stereo followed by All Mixed Up.

{#Clap}

 
Unfortunately no biscuit today.
 bm.deavenport613 wrote:
Phoebe Cates......mmmmmmmmmm

 
Yes, this song is indelibly linked to that Fast Times In Ridgemont High scene in my brain. 


 Spot_69 wrote:
No "All Mixed Up" once again. So sad, too bad.

I also feel cheated every time that happens.

Bad Bill - no biscuit.

  

 
LowPhreak wrote:

Feels like we're Moving In Mono, not Stereo?

 
Today Bill gets a biscuit. Moving in Stereo followed by All Mixed Up.

{#Clap}
These guys just blew the doors off of everything else at the time... I saw an interview a few years ago where Rick was saying that he and Ben had actually spent years nearly perfecting most of the songs that became this debut record while still in Ohio; after they'd moved to Boston and met up with the other members who were accomplished music school guys ready to go, they sure took off!
Yaz vs. Soft Cell...WHO 'YA GOT?
Image result for ric ocasek trouser press

When I was a freshman in college one of my older buddies dropped out and went to work just about the time this came out.  He was living with mom and dad and the first paycheck he decked out this POS Monza with a really killer car stereo system.  We would drive out on country roads in back woods Appalachia, sip''n cheap beer,  burn big old bones and crank this tune.  
To me there were two incarnations of The Cars.  The rock band (The Cars & Candy-O) and the pop band (Panorama & Shake It Up)
 bluematrix wrote:

Yes, I too was hoping Bill would hear our pleas, but alas. Maybe he feels if he caves to pressure on this one, he might feel like he'd have to on other musical one-two punches? Ah well, it's a rare and minor miss in the grand scheme of RP.

 
Alas, maybe your pleas are being properly disregarded with no other rationale than, "because they should be".
This song was WAY ahead of its time...still sounds great, and fresh, today.
 tgrier wrote:
The album was a landmark album. The whole thing is solid.
 
Such a great album!. I remember after listening to what's now called Classic Rock for years, hearing this album and just being blown away by the "new" sound.
 Timbo080 wrote:
I always picture that scene from Fast Times at Ridgemont High whenever I hear this song!

 
Yes.

And I laugh at all the Fast Times references in the other notes on this song.

Ah, the good ol' days.

{#Roflol}
The album was a landmark album. The whole thing is solid.
 LowPhreak wrote:

Feels like we're Moving In Mono, not Stereo?

 
Yes, I too was hoping Bill would hear our pleas, but alas. Maybe he feels if he caves to pressure on this one, he might feel like he'd have to on other musical one-two punches? Ah well, it's a rare and minor miss in the grand scheme of RP.
The cars were lame at the time. Aged well.
What does this song remind me of????

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Ah yes, THAT'S it! 
Perfect choice in the grove set by the man Bill.  So good!!! The thread just got needled.