It’s not every day you get the call that you’re heading into the Rock Roll Hall of Fame.
So, when drummer David Robinson of Rockport learned earlier this week that he and his fellow band mates from The Cars finally were to be inducted in rock ‘n’ roll’s pantheon, he celebrated in curious rock star fashion.
“I’ve been painting my ceilings and I took my trash to the dump,” Robinson said Wednesday after the announcement that The Cars — one of the most successful Boston-issued bands ever — would join Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the 2018 class of Rock Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
Perhaps Robinson’s low-key celebration shouldn’t come as a total surprise.
Founded in 1976 in Boston, The Cars never were ones for flash. Unfairly, they often were regarded more as a studio band than a live band because of their aversion to much