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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Sep 15th, 2019 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Found dead today. Too bad, he had a good band.

I almost commented in the Wang Chung thread that I saw them open for the Cars back in the early '80s. Two good bands, good show.

Odd coincidence.

The Cars


Robbinsville, NJ

what do you mean the bass is too loud?
Sep 15th, 2019 07:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep, they had a truly distinctive sound.
I loved the interplay of the two lead vocals,
him and Benjamin.
Both are down for the Cars now...

(This message was last edited by wborys at 09:43 PM, Sep 15th, 2019)

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South Jersey/USA

She turned me into a newt!....
Sep 15th, 2019 07:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Love the Cars.

RIP Rick.

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Sep 15th, 2019 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Oh no, I hate to hear this news.


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San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Sep 15th, 2019 08:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

He was older than I thought... rest in peace Rick

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North ON, Canada

Sep 15th, 2019 08:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

It was great to see the Cars perform at the R & R HOF awards in 2018.

RIP Rick.

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Sep 15th, 2019 08:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

I wasn't a huge Cars fan, but I did love the poplicious "Touch and Go". The bass/drum part during the verse messed me up.


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Home of the Goodyear blimp
Sep 15th, 2019 08:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Damn sorry to hear this . The Cars were and still are one of my favorite bands of all time. Their debut album is still on my regular playlist.

RIP Ric.

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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 15th, 2019 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Awwwww sad.

One of my favorite bands...they mixed rock and power pop with electronica better than any band of the late 70s and early 80s. They were not 'new wave' to me at all.

Rest in peace, Rick. You represented the best of Baltimore.

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El Californio

Sep 15th, 2019 08:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am kind of getting used to losing voices of the 60s but in NO WAY am I ready to start losing voices of the 80s.

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Sep 15th, 2019 08:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm with you there Archie.

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"Clapton is Good"
Sep 16th, 2019 02:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Most of you member Elliot Easton posted here.

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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Sep 16th, 2019 04:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

RIP. I liked the Cars.

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West Chester PA

Wait, what?
Sep 16th, 2019 04:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sad to hear.

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Sep 16th, 2019 05:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Heard it on the way in to work today.
The Cars are probably my all-time favorite band. I liked them from the get-go circa 1978.
I was a HUGE fan...I sort of got off the bus with "Shake it Up", as it was a bit to poppy for my tastes at the time.
Sad to hear. :^(

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Northeast IL

Not very bright but does lack ambition
Sep 16th, 2019 06:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Big fan back in the day... RIP.

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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Sep 16th, 2019 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

I literally bumped into him during the summer of '79.

My wife and I were on our way to a concert in Boston and we stopped off at a packie (liquor store) for provisions. I was waiting behind a guy at the checkout when he turned around to leave and we did the double side-step dance but ended up bumping each other anyway. We exchanged "Sorrys" and went about our business.

The guy at the checkout asked if I knew who that was -- I didn't. He said that's Ric Ocasek from the Cars.

They were getting a lot of airplay at the time on WBCN so I knew the name but not the face -- this was pre MTV. Cool.

Anyway, I always liked what they were doing, and like budg, their first album is always in the pile closest to the turntable.

Thanks for the tunes Ric.

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Youngstown, New York

Live Free or Move
Sep 16th, 2019 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

RIP Rick, thanks for some great music.

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Shreveport, LA

There I was one night...
Sep 16th, 2019 09:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

We showed up for our every Thursday night appointment at Louie's Rock City in Arlington, Va during the summer of 1978 or 9. Much to our surprise, The Cars were playing that night. There were about 30 people there. Cool.

Nawlins Dawg
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There's no place like tone
Sep 16th, 2019 10:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

My first reaction upon seeing the news of his passing was shock, as I didn’t think of him as being at an age where this would happen.

RIP Ric - you made memorable music that will stand the test of time

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