In The Studio: The Cars’ “Heartbeat City” 35th Anniversary with Ric Ocasek and Greg Hawkes

With The Cars officially with a reserved parking spot inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this album’s 35th anniversary seemed an obvious time to test drive the 1984 blockbuster Heartbeat City, which rivals their legendary 1978 debut, The Cars, for musical automotive excellence. Now newly remastered and expanded (along with Shake It Up) with bonus tracks and tasty hard-to-find “B” sides, Heartbeat City crosses the finish line neck and neck with The Cars’ first one in sales popularity at nearly five million copies in the US alone.