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Looks like Ric Ocasek just passed

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stratoman10, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Chont

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    Very sad...The Cars were part of the soundtrack of my teens. RIP...

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    oh that's sad news...
     
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    Every band needs an Ocasek. Kinda like the Band without Robbie. Ric was very much the New Wave Robbie.
     
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    I’ll never forget the first time I heard The Cars. “Good Times Roll.” 2 AM, really high, on the local FM “Real Rocker,” no intro. Just that WTF? guitar, out of thin air. Mind, blown.
     
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    The Cars were just great rock n roll. Great tunes, great band and this one is pretty sad.
     
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    At first I hated the Cars. I hated pretty much anything that wasnt Hendrix or Led Zeppelin.

    I got over the hate pretty quickly and I guess they are a reminder for me to keep my mind open.

    We currently cover Just What I Needed.

    Did not expect this.....
     
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    A lot of these passing kinda just float on by but not this one. A disorienting smack in the face...
     
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    maybe trite and ordinary, but these two tracks together were my favorite part of this record... i was hooked from the start on the Cars.

     
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    Oh man. Eddie Money two days ago and now this. I sure enjoyed Ric's work.
     
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    I remember back in the late 80’s...MTV used to play some of their videos out. Magic...You Might Think...some others, etc. So you got to catch a glimpse of what they looked like. But I remember the first time I really recognized him outside of a video was from that movie Hairspray. He was that Beatnik guy that acted goofy.

    Ah man, that brings back a specific memory. I was a kid and one had an audience. I grabbed one of my moms Virginia Slims and quoted a scene from that movie and said, “Let’s get naked and smoke”. I had no clue what I was referencing at the time. I was just being a doofus and was trying to make my friends laugh. She yelled at me to stop that and put it down as all the guys and gals laughed. I just kept trying to imitate the Beatnik guy...wigglin’ around, actin’ a fool with a stupid look on my face while that unlit Virginia Slim was hanging from my lip.

    Yeah, I thought it was funny. Then it got dark...and my dad came home...wearing the thick leather belt that had the Led Zeppelin Swan Song buckle on it. What?!? Wait!!! What’d I say?!? Lol
     
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    I remember huge BBQs at the next door neighbors on Long Island in Or around 1979-1982 and there was always The Cars cranking on the stereo. Soundtrack of many summers growing up
     
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    Debut album is basically a greatest hits record.
    Played Just What I Needed in cover bands and Bye Bye Love for brief one-off event which was a blast.

    RIP RIK
     
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    Just great music to listen to, no matter what you're doing or what’s going on.

    Hosting a shindig and not sure of everyone’s musical preferences...lump ‘em in with Tom Petty and THB, The Cars are a safe bet.
     
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    Very sad. Great musician. Loved The Cars. Amazing melodic pop-tastic rock! Also a great producer. He produced many fantastic albums but the two that stand out in my mind (being a Weezer fan) are the Weezer blue album and the Weezer green album.
     
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    Not only was he a great musician, he was also a great producer. Weezer's Blue Album which was a great album and several other well known artists. I'm not a huge fan of The Cars but liked their music. There will definitely be a void. He will be missed. RIP!
     
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    Damn, so many fond memories of his music. Sad day for sure.
     
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    "...because the good life is just a dream away". Great song and great band. RIP

     
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