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Old 09-16-2019, 06:22 AM
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Front man from the Cars has passed away. 75 years old. Man, so many music greats are passing away it seems. RIP
Just read that he may have been 70 (It is unclear what age Mr. Ocasek (pronounced oh-CASS-ek) was. According to some public records and previous articles, he was 70, other reporting suggests that he may have been 75.)
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:37 AM
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Sad. The Cars rocked.

The death of rock legends just reinforces how old some of us are getting.

Speaking of legends, The Who has a new album dropping in November. They released the first single, "Ball and Chain," last week.

It's not vintage Townshend, but it's as relative as ever.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:44 AM
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New Album from Neil Young and Crazy Horse (Colorado) coming late Oct.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:45 PM
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So long Ric.
(Just don’t try to compare him to anyone, especially E.$.)
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:50 PM
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Ric Ocasek was a very tall and thin man who married a beautiful Sports Illustrated cover girl. I liked one of his last hits a lot when I was 3 or 4 years old. It was called Shake It Up. If you listen to that song on vinyl, there's a little break that sounds different every time. Don't know how they did that with 80s technology.

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Old 09-16-2019, 12:57 PM
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I always liked Candy-o, but I don’t think he was the singer on that one.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:07 PM
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I always liked Candy-o, but I don’t think he was the singer on that one.
No, the Cars lead singer was Ben Orr, who died of pancreatic cancer somewhere around 2000. IIRC.

The Cars were a great way to avoid disco music in the late 70's and early 80's.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:21 PM
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Ric Ocasek was a very tall and thin man who married a beautiful Sports Illustrated cover girl. I liked one of his last hits a lot when I was 3 or 4 years old. It was called Shake It Up. If you listen to that song on vinyl and there's a little break that sounds different every time. Don't know how they did that with 80s technology.

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Old 09-16-2019, 02:26 PM
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Loved the Cars. Some of my favorite music to listen to back when I skateboarded as much as possible.
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:33 PM
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A couple of weeks ago I sent my brother the link to the Classic Album Covers thread. He though it was cool and then sent this article in response:

The coming death of just about every rock legend

Quite the list.
Surprised they left off Farrokh Bulsara (aka Freddie Mercury) from their list of those that are already gone.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:38 PM
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No, the Cars lead singer was Ben Orr, who died of pancreatic cancer somewhere around 2000. IIRC.

The Cars were a great way to avoid disco music in the late 70's and early 80's.


They shared singing rolls. Some songs were Ric and some were Ben.
I think Ric sang more.


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Old 09-16-2019, 10:37 PM
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he produced bad brains rock for light.
And Banned in DC, too! Ric Ocasek gets a lot of respect for his production work. Interesting that, on the back of Rock for Light, his name is in the biggest type. Like Danko Jones said in a tweet last night, discovering this musical connection was world changing.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:47 PM
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Ocasek was older than Townshend

As someone pointed out somewhere else on the internets, Ric Ocasek was older than Pete Townshend. Some bands like The Who got huge when they were teenagers, while The Cars were in their 30s. "New Wave" whatever that really was was in fact a space to be filled between punk and the interminable 70s album rock acts.
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