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The Cars go Rock Band
Some dinosaur bands go on tour to bilk some extra coin out of nostalgic fans. However, these days, the real easy money is in re-releasing the glory days in Rock Band form, as is the case with The Cars.
Posted May 21, 2008
Harmonix and MTV Games just announced an imminent update to the game's downloadable content catalog, this time from The Cars and featuring the bands 1978 self-titled debut album in entirety.

Available in interactive form as of Tuesday, May 27 for the Xbox 360 version, May 29 for the PlayStation 3 version, The Cars was released 30 years ago this month by Elektra Records and spawned "new wave" hits such as "Good Times Roll," "My Best Friend's Girl," "Just What I Needed," and "You're All I've Got Tonight."

Each track will be available for $1.99 or 160 MS Points per track, or $14.99 or 1200 MS Points for the whole album. All nine tracks utilize the original master recordings, including:

  • "Good Times Roll"

  • "My Best Friend's Girl"

  • "Just What I Needed"

  • "I'm in Touch with Your World"

  • "Don't Cha Stop"

  • "You're All I've Got Tonight"

  • "Bye Bye Love"

  • "Moving in Stereo"

  • "All Mixed Up"

Harmonix asserts that The Cars' The Cars is the second album to be made available in entirety for Rock Band. However, the Rock Band developer previously declared the "world's first videogame to offer digitally-distributed game levels based on full-length albums" was the iconic Who's Next by The Who and then Judas Priest's entire 1982 classic Screaming for Vengeance as the first downloadable album. Huh?

Regardless, Rock Band players have thus far downloaded more than 6 million songs as game levels since the game first launched on November 20, 2007.
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