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DeltaTigerDelta
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Member since Jan 2017
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RIP Ric Ocasek
Found dead in townhome at 75.
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JackieTreehorn
USA Fan
Malibu
Member since Sep 2013
10574 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
I just pulled out Heartbeat City to listen this morning. This is a big loss.


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mtntiger
LSU Fan
Asheville, NC
Member since Oct 2003
17704 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Holy crap! I love The Cars.

I had no idea he was that old.


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Del Devereaux
Southeastern LA Fan
@ the Korova Milk Bar
Member since Dec 2011
472 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Damn. I just listened to “Magic”, “Moving in Stereo” and “Stay the Night” (Benjamin Orr solo). Those dudes were very talented and called it quits too early. The Cars will always be remembered as one of the great late 70’s and 80’s bands and without Ric Ocasek, The Cars would never have happened.


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bleeng
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Houston
Member since Apr 2013
3114 posts
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re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Wiki had it wrong originally
This post was edited on 9/15 at 9:03 pm


Shockthamonkey
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Jul 2016
334 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Wikipedia has (March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019) Ric Ocasek
This post was edited on 9/15 at 8:05 pm


monsterballads
Washington State Fan
Make LSU Great Again
Member since Jun 2013
24093 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
one of a kind. not only as a songwriter, musician, poet and singer, but as a producer. had one hell of a life.

quote:

Bad Brains' Rock for Light and Guided by Voices' Do the Collapse. His other production credits include Weezer's Blue Album and Green Album (both multi-platinum), Suicide,[19] Romeo Void, Hole,[19] Bebe Buell,[20] No Doubt,[19] Nada Surf, Irish folk-punk band Black 47, Bad Religion, Johnny Bravo, D Generation, The Wannadies, Possum Dixon, Martin Rev, Jonathan Richman, and the 2006 album by The Pink Spiders titled Teenage Graffiti. He also produced a portion of the third Motion City Soundtrack album, Even If It Kills Me. In 2014, Ocasek produced Everything Will Be Alright in the End, the ninth studio album by Weezer and his third collaboration with the band, and For All My Sisters, the sixth album by The Cribs.[21]


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shutterspeed
Arkansas State Fan
MS Gulf Coast
Member since May 2007
48439 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Literally just looked him up yesterday to see what he was up to after hearing a Cars song I hadn't heard in a while. Another great one gone.


Lsupimp
Colorado Fan
The Mean Streets of ST. GEORGE
Member since Nov 2003
62174 posts
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re: RIP Ric Ocasek
A melodic and phrasing genius. He knew how to deliver a song. And to my 13 year old ears in 1979, completely different than anything else going on at the time . Those first two albums “ The Cars “ and “ Candy O” in particular have stood the test of time. I revered those two albums and then kind of lost interest except for a song here and there.

RIP RIC.
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Bayou
LSU Fan
Arizona Desert
Member since Feb 2005
30702 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
I saw The Cars warm up Supertramp in Cobo Hall in Detroit in 1980. Awesome show!


hogcard1964
Arkansas Fan
Illinois
Member since Jan 2017
1852 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
So talented

RIP


lpgreat1
LSU Fan
Monroe, LA
Member since Nov 2007
1341 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
“Tonight She Comes” came on Music Choice last night and i was thinking just how special The Cars are in rock history as a pop-rock standard bearer. Just a tremendous, good-time, dance around, fun, and trend-setting rock band. A true one of a kind act.

RIP Ric. A truly unique talent and frontman


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SamuelRoy
Michigan Fan
Member since Feb 2017
76 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Wow,I saw The Cars in 1982 at Cobo.


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List Eater
Texas A&M Fan
Htown
Member since Apr 2005
21732 posts
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re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Synths and guitars. Revolutionary stuff. Was excited to hear they were getting inducted last year. At least he lived to see it!


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GCTiger11
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2012
39173 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
and a shitty fricking sunday just got worst


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DeltaTigerDelta
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2017
1351 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Night Spots

I grew up liking punk rock. The Cars made it easy to like new wave.


88Wildcat
Kansas State Fan
Topeka, Ks
Member since Jul 2017
3806 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Hard to believe that he was the same age as Keith Richards.


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Hooligan's Ghost
Member since Jul 2013
3407 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
he's floating like Euripides, all visions intact


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MorbidTheClown
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
33569 posts

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Ace Midnight
LSU Fan
Between sanity and madness
Member since Dec 2006
70438 posts

re: RIP Ric Ocasek
Not a bad run (75) for a rock and roll guy, but still too soon. He split up with Paulina last year that I'm sure was only partially offset by the rock HOF induction.

One of the better lyricists of that era, for sure. Underrated compared to, say, Sting, Debbie Harry or David Byrne.


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