Ric Ocasek Without Cars


Ric Ocasek (born Richard T. Otcasek; March 23, 1949) is an American musician and music producer. He is best known as lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band, the Cars.

He released his first solo album in 1982. It is a somewhat more experimental variation of the Cars’ new wave rock sound. A more synthesizer-heavy follow up was released in 1986. A No. 15 hit single, “Emotion in Motion”, accompanied the album.

The Cars disbanded in 1988, and Ric disappeared from the public eye for a couple of years. He resurfaced in 1990 with his own album. One track, “Rockaway”, enjoyed a brief stay on the charts, but his solo albums have seen disappointing sales, especially compared to his success with the Cars. He subsequently released other solo works throughout the decade. In 2005 Ocasek released another album, Nexterday, to little fanfare, but it received positive reviews.

RicO1

Side One

Emotion in Motion

Side Two

P.F.G.

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