|Just What I Needed|
|Produced by Roy Thomas Baker|
|Released on June 1978|
|US CHART POSITION #27 (charted June 11, 1978 for 17 weeks) . . . UK CHART POSITION #17|
|Find it at GEMM|
|7-69589 w. company sleeve
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Y et another childhood treasure conscripted as a clarion call for consumerism. Just what I needed. This was the song that introduced The Cars to the world, as hearty a handshake as you’re likely to hear. From the imploding intro to the squiggly synthesizer at the end (shades of Steve Miller Band), “Just What I Needed” has just what it needs to succeed and not one note more. Hard to believe producer Roy Thomas Baker was associated with Queen, since The Cars were the anti-Queen: short and snappy, synthesizers from day one. Of course, Baker also served as an engineer on T. Rex’ Electric Warrior album, and who did short and snappy better than Marc Bolan?
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||1978||Elektra||7PRO||E-45491||feat. A mono on flip|
|UK||June 1978||Elektra||7"/7PIC||K-12312||avail. as picture disc|
|US||Elektra Spun Gold||7"||E-45119|
|US||November 1985||Elektra||7"||7-69589||B side of "Tonight She Comes"|
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