Thursday, May 17, 2018

VIDEO: Tremonti unplug for classic by The Cars

photo: WDHA 105.5

Tremonti frontman Mark Tremonti and guitarist Eric Friedman performed an acoustic cover of The Cars’ 1978 classic, “Just What I Needed”, during a visit to WDHA 105.5 The Rock Of New Jersey on May 16, and video from the appearance is streaming online.

“With everyone doing covers these days, it seems like the ‘in’ thing,” says Tremonti while introducing the song. “We’re going to do a cover; when I was growing up, this was one of my favourite tunes, and I think you’ll recognize it.”

“Just What I Needed” was the lead single from The Cars’ 1978 self-titled debut; the US Top 30 single helped propel the record to No. 18 on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 6 million copies.

On hand to promote the group’s forthcoming album, “A Dying Machine”, the Tremonti duo also delivered an unplugged version of the project’s lead single, “Take You With Me.”

Due June 8, the band’s fourth studio record is their first concept album, with a story built around the co-existence of humans and fabricated beings at the turn of the next century.

Tremonti will launch “A Dying Machine” on a summer tour of Europe that will begin with an appearance at the Firenze Rocks festival in Florence, Italy on June 17 followed by headline dates starting in Munich, Germany the next day.

See also:

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Tremonti stream video for new single Take You With Me
Tremonti streams A Dying Machine title track
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