RIP: Ric Ocasek

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RIP: Ric Ocasek

Postby MM_Dandy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:47 pm

This is another one I have to admit that I thought already had died. I may have been thinking of Benjamin Orr.

Anyway, The Cars were a favorite of my older sister's, so here's to you Ric.
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Re: RIP: Ric Ocasek

Postby Enzo » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:02 pm

Yep, too bad, I liked the Cars.

I hadn't thought about it, but he was a couple years older than me.
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Re: RIP: Ric Ocasek

Postby Blue Monster 65 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:25 am

Huge Cars fan - never realized Ocasek was the age he was. He - they - gave us some great music. I say they as the band’s albums as a whole are, I think, much better than any of their solo works.
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Re: RIP: Ric Ocasek

Postby tubeswell » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:31 pm

I used to thrash that Cars record in the 1970s.
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Re: RIP: Ric Ocasek

Postby g-one » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:42 pm

They were quite a bit older than their 'new wave' peers when they came out. As great as that first album was, it took a while for them to be considered acceptable to more mainstream audiences. I remember in high school when Candy O (2nd album) came out, people (& radio) all of a sudden started talking about them and I was kind of 'huh? where have you been?'.
A look at his production credits give a better idea of just how influential he was, a lot of stuff I never knew he had a hand in.
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