I bought Doubly Unbeatable quite some time ago and it ended up just sitting on my desk, waiting to be opened. I finally opened it a little while ago and I’m impressed. Cars Can Be Blue is a cool pop-duo that doesn’t get boring or annoying, for me anyway.
But I’m mostly enthralled with the songs on the record. They’re not something you want to listen to while there’s young kids around, especially “Pretty Special.” Go to the link and be warned of “Dirty Song.” I was eating supper and nearly choked on my stir fry. They look so cute and innocent, like every other bubble-gum band but damn, they subvert that REALLY quick.
Bubble-gum pop is usually upbeat and quirky, like our other favorites The Warm Fuzzies. Well, Cars is upbeat alright but instead of singing about love and Dairy Queens, they’ll hum a tune about the local groupie and coattail riding bands around town. Ouchy.
Anyway, give this duo a listen. You’ll laugh out loud.