Friday Factory Tune: Cars

Since President Obama has been promoting batteries, batteries and more batteries, it’s a good time to bring out Gary Numan’s 1979 synth-wave classic, “Cars,” played on automobile horns with an accompanying (head)light show — all powered by one battery.

It’s a DieHard ad:

Via Gizmodo, with a hat tip to Glenn Reynolds. We were going to link to the original version a while back, when the Buzzcocks played the Black Cat here in D.C., twinning it up with their song, “Fast Cars.”

UPDATE (8:25 a.m.): Speaking of batteries, here’s XTC performing “Battery Brides.” More hooky irony from one of the masters thereof, and in this case, the battery is a reference to mass production techniques.

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