Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover The Cars Classic

September 30, 2019

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The music world lost Ric Ocasek on September 15th and in the weeks since artists, critics and fans alike have shared their feeling towards the Rock ’N Roll hall of famer.

One of the cooler nods, I’ve come across comes courtesy of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Instagram and this video of the guys doin’ The Cars’ classic “Just What I Needed.”

The Cars were deemed New Wave when their videos blew up on MTV in the 1980s but New Wave was just the term for something different. Much like Alternative would be coined and popularized a decade later.

With that in mind, it’s cool to see Anthony pay respect and homage to a band that invariably must have had a big impact on him long before he ever cried with the city of angels.