Mark Hoppus' Cover Of The Cars' "Just What I Needed"

With the world still reeling over the loss of The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, the tributes continue to pour in from all over!

The latest comes to us from Blink-182's Mark Hoppus in the form of an unreleased (until now) cover of a classic!

Mark took to Soundcloud to share a cover of The Cars iconic hit "Just What I Needed," which he says was originally recorded for a tv show. While the show never aired, we now get to hear the song, upon Ric's passing.

The song comes with this note:

"A couple years ago, I was asked to record a creepy cover of Just What I Needed for a tv show. They wanted moody and strange, dark, and drony, with space for dialogue to go over it. I went into the studio with my friend James Ingram and this is what we came up with. The show was cancelled so quickly the episode never aired, but if you can imagine a grim and grizzled detective determinedly working a murder case that shook them to the very core of their being, this is the music the show requested. It’s been sitting on a hard drive ever since, and with the sad news of Ric Ocasek’s passing, I thought I’d put it up here. Enjoy it. And go listen to The Cars."

Take a listen:

 
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