Listening Booth – The Cars, “Candy-O”

Just because I’m in the mood for some vintage New Wave, here’s one of my favorite songs by the Cars.  It’s the title track from their 1979 sophomore effort, Candy-O.  While never released as a single, “Candy-O” nonetheless brilliantly showcases the darker and more sinister side of the group.  The main guitar riff is ferocious and I’m always down with Ben Orr’s vocals, but Elliot Easton’s lead work is the star here.