Most Americans haven’t heard of Jorge Ben. I only know about him because I fell in love with David Byrne’s curation of Brasilian music when I was preparing for my travels in Brazil in 1990.
I first found out about Ultravox, and the Systems of Romance album, during an evening in the 70s partying with my friends in Livermore.
Well, we have to start somewhere. Unless you’re a pretty big Queen fan, you probably don’t give this song much thought, but it’s easy to get stuck in your head and absolutely stupid with lines such as “Cars don’t talk back, they’re just four wheel friends now.” What’s not to love?