Elliot Easton (guitarist for The Cars) sits down with Andrew Loog Oldham for an extended and enlightening conversation. Part one talks about how The Cars rose up in the music industry, touching on the challenges of finding a band manager, recording with the legendary producer Roy Thomas Baker, and the importance of thanking your earliest supporters. There’s also time for side chat about Wolfman Jack, Tony Doran (The Beatles’ ‘motorman’), being left-handed in a right-handed world, and a quick story about how Andrew and Elliot made a scene at the Grammys.
Andrew Loog Oldham is the original manager/producer of the Rolling Stones, founder of Immediate Records, writer of STONED, 2STONED, and ROLLING STONED, and the longtime lead DJ on the Underground Garage channel on SiriusXM. Sounds and Vision is the next chapter.
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- The Cars (streaming discography)
- The Cars: Power Steering (Rolling Stone, January 1979)
- What did you do to get your SAG card?
- Maxanne Sartori
- 13th Floor Elevators – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
- Terry Doran
- The Dark Side Of Colonel Parker
- Just how difficult is it to make a sustainable living from streaming?
- The Cars on Midnight Special
- Mega music manager Irving Azoff, still feared, still fighting
- Shep Gordon
- Tony Dimitriades Wiki: Everything to Know about Tom Petty’s Manager
- Sync Up: Elliot Roberts Interviewed by Warren Zanes
- From Mailroom to Boardroom: 10 Modern-Day Execs Who Started At The Bottom
- Roy Thomas Baker: Taking Chances and Making Hits
- Free – “All Right Now”
- The Cars – “Just What I Needed” (demo version)
- The Cars – “Just What I Needed” (Roy Thomas Baker version)