Job sites and workplaces are full of dangers, obvious and hidden. This week, the EHSDA Song of the Week is highlighting those hazards with a new wave classic from the Cars, “Dangerous Type.”
Formed in Boston in 1976, the Cars made an immediate impact with their 1978 self-titled debut album, which had several hit singles and was a surprising success. Led by unconventional frontman Ric Ocasek, the band was able to combine sarcastic lyrics, supremely catchy melodies, soaring synths, and crunchy guitars.
For their follow-up album, 1979’s Candy-O, the band didn’t quite reach the heights of their first release, but they came pretty close. Three singles were released, and the album found plenty of airplay on rock radio. “Dangerous Type” was the final track on the album and was never officially released as a single, but it became a classic staple of the band’s catalog.