Thursday, August 2, 2012

RIC OCASEK

Hello and welcome back.... Rick Ocasek ( Richard T Otcasek) is best known as the frontman in the band "The Cars".
Rick was born in Baltimore, Maryland,  USA, and when he was a young lad joined a folk band called "Milkwood" with fellow Cars member Ben Orr ( Ben Orzechowski).

Sadly Benjamin Orr died in year 2000 from pancreatic cancer.

Rick has been married 3 times and met his latest wife (Paulina Porizkova) on the set of the video shoot of "Drive" (cars song), while still married to his second wife... Complicated, huh.



Rick has produced 7 studio albums to date but his best album in my opinion would be "This Side of Paradise".
This album was set free on the general population in 1986 and included the hits "Keep on Laughing", "True to You", "Emotion in Motion", and my pick of the album "True Love" with its moody synths and and the distinctive voice of Rick, its a song I could listen to over & over.

The song Jimmy Jimmy was also excellent but was on the album " Beatitude" 1982

Steve Stephens from Billy Idol's band plays guitars on most most songs from this album.

Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) played guitar on the song "Emotion in Motion"

I will do a post on "The Cars" soon :)


TRUE LOVE



KEEP ON LAUGHING (Live)



TRUE TO YOU



EMOTION IN MOTION



JIMMY JIMMY



http://www.myspace.com/ricocasek
http://www.facebook.com/ricocasek

Cant believe I-Tunes don't have this album (This Side of Paradise)

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