Elliot nearly burns the stage down with this blistering performance of “Night Spots.” I love the well-deserved cheer from the crowd when he finishes. From The Midnight Special, 1979.
(Click here for more details about the making of this song and an alternate version.)
“Take What You Want” was a staple of The Cars’ early live performances, and a great song for Elliot to stretch out. Feast on this clip of him absolutely RIPPING up his solo for a full 2 minutes! So much badassery going on — don’t miss him *twisting* his guitar at about 1:23. Off.the.chain! (Musikladen, 1978)