The song was also heavily sampled in the song " Koochy " by Armand Van Helden ,  reaching No. In , Frank Zappa played "Cars" during some live shows, but sang the lyrics to his song "In France" instead of the original ones. This section does not cite any sources. Numan's vocal part is sung in an almost expressionless, robotic style. Musically, the new song was somewhat lighter and more pop-oriented than its predecessors, Numan later conceding that he had chart success in mind:
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Gary Numan – Cars Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
According to Bell, aroundthe band started performing "Cars" as an encore at European concerts. Retrieved February 4, SF Bay Area band Lifeunderwater covered the song on guitars during their live performances in the late s.
This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat Crank It Up in Drummer Raymond Herrera described the cover as "basically like a blueprint of a futuristic car. The original UK single was released in Augustbacked with a non-album instrumental track called "Asylum".
Retrieved from " https: I locked the doors and eventually drove up on the pavement and got away from them.
It was just wicked. Bartley and filmed in Vancouverwhich debuted in June Discography Paul Gardiner Dramatis Tubeway. Herrera later noted that the group initially wanted to record U2 's " Nhman Year's Day " but chose "Cars" because they were fortunate enough to have Numan participate.
The song was the first release credited solely to Gary Numan after he dropped the band name Tubeway Armyunder which name he had released four singles and two LPsincluding the number one UK hit " Are 'Friends' Electric?
The track has been a UK Top 20 hit for Numan in 3 successive decades: Archived from the original on 12 October Archived from the original on 20 October Retrieved 26 July I was in traffic in London once and had a problem with some people in front.
Numan also appears in the sci-fi music video, directed by John S. The uncharacteristically bouncy and bright rendition somewhat contrasts with Fear Factory's reputation for intense, grinding metal, while the heavy use of synthesizer and other electronic elements corresponds with the band's industrial style.
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Cars (song) - Wikipedia
In the UK charts, it reached number 1 inand in hit number 1 in Canada two weeks running on the RPM national singles chart   and rose to number 9 on the US Billboard Hot It peaked at No. Numan has regularly performed the song on stage since its original release and it appears on all but one of his official live albums to date. The song was also heavily sampled in the song " Koochy " by Armand Van Helden reaching No.
The track was included on The Best of Fear Factory in Library and Archives Canada. They didn't have a bad word to say about anyone.
Archived gagy the original on 6 October This article is about the Gary Numan song. Archived from the original on 3 June When "In France" was released on his album Them or Usit got its own blues background instead. There is no "chorus" as such.
The song was only included as a bonus track on the limited edition digipak re-release of Obsolete and would be instrumental in breaking Fear Factory into the mainstream.
The bridge section also includes a tambourine part.