Watch and share Episode 2 of “Jeff Garlin and Jimmy Vivino’s Couch of Guitars,” where Jeff and Jimmy have a lively conversation from the couch with guest Elliot Easton of The Cars.
In this episode, the good times definitely roll as Jimmy and Jeff talk all things Cars, the Boston music scene, palmetto bugs, Neil Diamond, and their mutual love of Chicago blues with The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton.
Watch as Jeff and Jimmy dig into the impact the genre-bending band had in the 80s and beyond with Elliot Easton who opens-up about the legacy of The Cars, their humble beginnings, and how an influential DJ in Boston helped launch their career with an old-school demo tape. Maybe growing up across the street from Neil Diamond had something to do with Elliot Easton’s musical destiny, or maybe not. Elliot’s impact on rock music cannot be denied. In 1976, Easton joined Ric Ocasek, Benjamin Orr, David Robinson, and Greg Hawkes to form The Cars, a new wave ensemble that went counter to the big hair and blistering guitar solos of the day. Elliot and The Cars recorded several platinum albums and Top 40 singles and were a mainstay on MTV. Elliot released his only solo album, Change No Change, in 1985 while on hiatus from The Cars and later toured with Creedence Clearwater Revisited. In 2018, The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To this day, with nearly 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, The Cars enjoy a passionate following among old and new fans.
Jeff Garlin is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He plays family patriarch Murray Goldberg in the ABC series “The Goldbergs” and Jeff Greene in the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Garlin has also had recurring roles in other TV shows, including “Mad About You” and “Arrested Development”, and has also appeared in several movies, including Safety Not Guaranteed, WALL-E, ParaNorman, and Toy Story 3. For the latest information on Jeff Garlin, visit https://www.jeffgarlin.com/
Jimmy Vivino is an American musician who plays guitar and keyboards and is renowned for his singing, producing, and work as a musical director. He was the leader of Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, the house band for the TBS late-night TV show, “Conan.” Vivino was also a member of the “Tonight Show Band” and the house band for NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Jimmy has also performed with numerous rock bands and respected musicians, including Al Kooper, Levon Helm, John Sebastian, Johnnie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Son Seals, Donald Fagen, Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, and more. For the latest information on Jimmy Vivino, visit: https://www.jimmyvivino.com.
Watch and share the debut episode of “Jeff Garlin and Jimmy Vivino’s Couch of Guitars,” where Jeff and Jimmy have a lively conversation from the couch including stories about Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Peter Green, Jeff Tweedy, Johnny Greenwood and more. Garlin also reveals his favorite guitar and explains his hesitation for playing in front of an audience.