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    Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 2:48am
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I loved his music. 'Shake it Up,' 'My Best Friend's Girl,' the ballad 'Drive', 'Let's Go', 'Just What I Needed.' Just two days after Eddie Money. STOP IT 2019 - NO MORE!
RIP...you're up with Eddie Money, Tom Petty and the greats now. CryCryCry

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Originally posted by crainbebo crainbebo wrote:

I loved his music. 'Shake it Up,' 'My Best Friend's Girl,' the ballad 'Drive', 'Let's Go', 'Just What I Needed.' Just two days after Eddie Money. STOP IT 2019 - NO MORE!

I really liked Shake It Up because of the awesome lead guitar solo.

I liked their other stuff, but was never a huge fan.

Originally posted by crainbebo crainbebo wrote:

RIP...you're up with Eddie Money, Tom Petty and the greats now.

And don't forget his own former bandmate Benjamin Orr, who passed away in 2000 at the age of 53.

RIP Rick O.

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Another one.  Sigh.
 
 
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DisapproveIt's been an ugly day all the way around.

I wasn't a 'Cars' fan until a visit to Woodland Sound Studios and the old schoolmate I was visiting had the brand-new first Cars album blasting in their mastering room. The Ludwig speakers all over and at earth-shattering volume. Instant fan...but their second, 'Candy-O' was a bit of a let-down and I lost track of Ocasek, Orr, and company...

The Cars concert was one of the very last large concerts I ever attended and it may have been the very best I ever attended. I still recall seeing many original 'Beavis and Buttheads' who didn't need drugs to act stupid. Of course, this was the late 70's and Benjamin Orr, their lead singer and bass player, hadn't passed away yet.

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The thing Rick Ocasek had that most of today's singers don't have, was a very original and distinctive sounding singing voice and vocal style. As soon as you heard it, even if you'd never heard the song before, you knew who it was.

That's pretty much true of most pre-2k singers.

Nowadays, the record companies or whoever it is that awards recording contracts and stands to profit off of the product, only want acts that sound like every other act that has proven to sell and make money.

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Benjamin Orr was just as distinctive and really sang lead on as many if not most of the CARS hits. Yea, he's dead too.
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This decade alone is killing off all good musicians. I wonder who in the *groan" millennial generation (who doesn't have wokeness on his/her mind, isn't allergic to everything, or obsessed with feelings" has the balls and the talent to fill thier shoes?
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I liked the Cars at first.  But then, their sound started to seem kinda tinny to me.  Now, they just sound dated.
 
I remember putting the song Candy-O on a mixed tape which I followed with Alice Cooper's We're All Clones.  Very New Wave.  LOL
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I liked the Cars at first.  But then, their sound started to seem kinda tinny to me.  Now, they just sound dated....
 
SmileWell said, Sir...couldn't agree more - even when Todd Rundgren stepped in for Ocasek for 'The New Cars', which produced an (in my opinion) an all so wrong album.
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Man that sucks!!! 
The Cars have always been one of my favourite groups!!! 
 
R.I.P. Ric, R.I.P. Cry

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