ABOUT 'SkidVid Gold' VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged 'SkidVid Gold'. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
THE CARS - DRIVE [SkidVid Gold_XviD], single/video released July 23rd 1984.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 720x540 XviD.
ScreenShots included in file.
The Cars were an American rock band that emerged from the early New Wave music scene in the late 1970s. The band consisted of singer and rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The band originated from Boston, Massachusetts, and were signed to Elektra Records in 1977. The Cars were at the forefront in merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synth-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which would flower in the early 1980s. The band broke up in 1988.
'Drive' is a 1984 song by The Cars, the third single from the band's 'Heartbeat City' album and their biggest international hit. It was written by Ric Ocasek, and produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and The Cars. Lead vocals were by Cars' bassist Benjamin Orr. 'Drive' was The Cars highest charting single in the United States, peaking at No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On the Adult Contemporary chart, the song went all the way to No.1. It also got to No.5 in the UK singles chart, becoming their second biggest UK hit, then was re-released in the UK in 1985 [after the Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium], this time charting at No.4. The song was also a big hit in what was West Germany, reaching No.4, and in Canada, reaching No.6. In addition, it was famously used as part of the Live Aid concert in 1985, as the background music to a montage of clips showing poverty-stricken Africa. The music video for the song stars, besides Ocasek and Orr, Czech-born supermodel Paulina Porizkova, who later married Ocasek. The video was directed by actor Timothy Hutton.