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A View From The Edge: The Cars Don't Get Easily Amused

Toby Goldstein, Creem, May 1982

ELLIOT EASTON tells a dinnertime story to entertain his tablemates in Madison, Wisconsin — most of Nick Lowe's band and a reporter. Seems that one place the Cars played on the 1980 Panorama tour was an open-air venue, had been constructed on the site of the Leopold-Loeb murders, in which the unlucky victims had been carved, spindled, mutilated and scattered. Aware of this historical quirk, the Cars' set designer, Steve Bickford, walked around the grounds randomly drawing white-line bodies, police style. Cars humor. The tableful quietly returns to its rapidly cooling stuffed pork chops.

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