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  MySpace.com - Ric Ocasek The Official MySpace Page - NYC - Rock / Pop / Alternative - www.myspace.com/ricocasek
Hi Ric,, Kitty is now at CliffDiverMusic,, A song about a now Dead Cat..
Laters Ric and thank you thank you thank you for the add.
Hello Ric, I know you hate touring but you should do a gig sometime.
www.myspace.com /ricocasek   (0 words)

  Classic Rock Revisited
Gone are Ocasek, drummer David Robinson and bassist Benjamin Orr.
Ocasek declined requests to join the party, Orr succumbed to pancreatic cancer years ago, and Robinson declined to dust off the electronic tom-toms.
Ocasek sung the lion’s share of songs, but Orr’s contributions were just as important.
www.classicrockrevisited.com /concerts/NewCars&Blondie.htm   (849 words)

  VH1.com : Ric Ocasek : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Shortly after, the quintet changed its name to the Cars (with Ocasek becoming the undisputed leader -- penning all of their tunes), resulting in a more streamlined sound and look, which fit in perfectly with the burgeoning new wave movement.
With the advent of MTV, the way a band looked proved almost just as important as the music, and the Cars seemed to be custom-made for the new channel as their 1984 release Heartbeat City became one of the year's biggest rock records, spawning several Top Ten singles and heavily rotated and stylish videos.
1986 saw Ocasek release his second solo effort, This Side of Paradise, before returning to the Cars for what would be their final album, 1987's mildly received Door to Door, before splitting up a year later.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/ocasek_ric/bio.jhtml   (518 words)

 The Cars' Discography and Lyrics ~~ "Heartbeat City" Web Site
All songs written by Ric Ocasek, except "Moving In Stereo" written by Ric Ocasek and Greg Hawkes
All songs written by Ric Ocasek, except "This Could Be Love" written by Ric Ocasek & Greg Hawkes
All songs written by Ric Ocasek, except "Moving in Stereo" and "Don't Go To Pieces" written by Ric Ocasek & Greg Hawkes; "Cool Fool" written by Ric Ocasek and Elliot Easton; "The Little Black Egg" written by Michael Stone; "Funtime" written by James Osterberg and David Bowie
www.kimsites.net /heartbeatcity/discography.html   (0 words)

 Official Ticketmaster site. Ric Ocasek tickets, concerts and tour dates
Ocasek found himself in the tabloids around this time when he began dating, and eventually marrying, fashion model Paulina Porizkova (who had appeared in the video for the Cars' hit ballad "Drive").
He subsequently released other solo works throughout the decade, including 1993's Quick Change World and Negative Theater, 1996's Getchertikitz (a collaboration with Suicide's Alan Vega), and 1997's Billy Corgan-produced Troublizing (for which he supported with a very brief tour, his first since leaving the Cars).
Beginning in the mid-'90s, Ocasek began producing again for acts such as Bad Religion, Black 47, Johnny Bravo, D Generation, Guided By Voices, Hole, Possum Dixon, Martin Rev, Jonathan Richman, and both of Weezer's hit self-titled releases in 1994 and 2001.
www.ticketmaster.ca /artist/735783?brand=none   (811 words)

 SPIN.com: Ric Ocasek Cranks the SPINhouse 'Stereo'
Nexterday, Ric Ocasek's latest album, was recorded in the musician's home.
He hasn't lost the pop smarts and punky attitude that lay beneath the synth-laden sheen of the Cars and Candy-O, and Friday's acoustic, effects-free performance pushed that foundation to the forefront.
This may not have been the Cars, but it was still Ric Ocasek in the driver's seat, alternately deadpanning and hiccupping his way around bubblegum melodies like some cross between Lou Reed and a proto-punk Buddy Holly.
www.spin.com /features/spinhouse_live/2005/10/051017_ocasek_shl   (338 words)

  Ric Ocasek - Wikiality, the Truthiness Encyclopedia
Ric Ocasek, a known immortal, is a personal friend of Stephen Colbert and a friend of The Colbert Report.
Ric Ocasek was born to Baron Ivokus Ocasek and his bride Mylia of the Waifs on August 14th, 912 AD on the Mediterranean island of Kefalonia.
Ric's sacrifice for Soledad was rewarded with his marriage to Czechoslovokian überhottie and retired supermodel Paulina Porizkova.
www.wikiality.com /Ric_Ocasek   (865 words)

  Ric Ocasek - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ric Ocasek (born Richard Otcasek on March 23, 1949) is the former vocalist and frontman for The Cars.
Ocasek has since released Troublizing in 1999 with Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan co-producing, and will likely release a new CD, Nexterday, in 2005.
Ocasek married supermodel/actress Paulina Porizkova in 1989, his second marriage, the first ending in divorce.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Ric_Ocasek   (241 words)

 Ink 19 :: Ric Ocasek
From 1978 to 1988, Ric Ocasek was the driving force behind the Cars, one of the most important American bands to emerge in the avant garde of the new wave movement.
On a day in late October, I met Ocasek at a small restaurant in New York's Gramercy Park neighborhood, close to where he lives with his wife, Paulina, and their young son.
Ocasek speaks candidly about his memories of the Cars and his new record, Troublizing -- his fifth solo effort and the first for the Columbia label.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/97_12/ink_spots/ric_ocasek_nf.html   (1540 words)

 Ric Ocasek at AllExperts
Ric Ocasek (born Richard Otcasek on March 23, 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland) is the former vocalist and frontman for The Cars and a producer for several other groups, including Bad Brains and Suicide.
Beginning in the mid-1990s, Ocasek began producing again for acts such as Bad Religion, Black 47, Johnny Bravo, D Generation, The Wannadies, Guided By Voices, Hole, Possum Dixon, Martin Rev, Jonathan Richman, and both of Weezer's hit self-titled releases in 1994 and 2001.
Ocasek had a cameo role in the John Waters feature film Hairspray, and had a bit part in the 1987 movie Made in Heaven in which he played a grease monkey.
en.allexperts.com /e/r/ri/ric_ocasek.htm   (737 words)

 Ric Ocasek Biography, Music News, Discography @ 100 XR - #1 Rock Web Station!!!
By the fall of 1990 Ric Ocasek released his third solo album, "Fireball Zone", it was less popular than the previous releases, though it generated the single "Rockaway" which hit #11 and #19 spots respectively on Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock Tracks charts.
Ocasek stayed busy as a producer during the second half of the '90s working with bands like Weezer, Hanson, No Doubt and Nada Surf; in September 1997 he released his fifth album, "Troublizing", with The Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan co-producing.
Ric Ocasek resurfaced in September 2005 with his first album in eight years, "Nexterday"; the record includes the radio single "Bottom Dollar".
www.100xr.com /100_XR/Artists/R/Ric_Ocasek.htm   (334 words)

 News - Sanctuary Records Group   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Via his new partnership with Sanctuary Records, Ocasek will not only be bringing in new artists via his label, he will be producing both new and established Sanctuary artists as well.
Ric Ocasek commented: "I am very pleased and excited to be a part of Sanctuary Records.
The remarkably prolific Ric Ocasek is perhaps best known for his work with The Cars, where he was the singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist.
www.sanctuaryrecords.co.uk /index.php?page=10&l1=2&l2=&l3=&rt=NE&article_id=1088   (436 words)

 Amazon.ca: Beatitude (Reissue): Music: Ric Ocasek   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After this Ric's solo stuff got progressively more odd, so I guess it's to be expected that he started losing me right off the bat.
In Beatitude, Ocasek continues to push the envelope, this time from a harmonic, rather than rhythmic, standpoint.
Ric Ocasek has always been a truly great songwriter (although he does tend to punish us with a "Sneak Attack" or a "Victim of Love", once per album, generally costing him a reviewer's star).
www.amazon.ca /Beatitude-Reissue-Ric-Ocasek/dp/B000000OX9   (817 words)

 Amazon.ca: This Side Of Paradise: Music: Ric Ocasek   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some of Ric Ocasek's Cars mates help him out on his second solo release, although Ocasek breathes a somewhat different life in a few of the songs here.
Ocasek teams up with Greg Hawkes (also with the Cars) on many of the songs on this CD.
Ric Ocasek is just a master of pop with the strong background melodies sending each song along a pleasurable flow or the dark tonal modes that still haven't become stale in years.
www.amazon.ca /This-Side-Paradise-Ric-Ocasek/dp/B000000OY7   (857 words)

 Ric Ocasek - Nexterday - Sanctuary Records - CD
Ric Ocasek understood the quality of a pop single, several of them in fact as The Cars had quite a successful run of it.
On Nexterday, Ocasek, like his previous solo work, is allowed to step outside of the restrictive boundaries of The Cars.
With Greg Hawkes assisting in the work of Nexterday, Ocasek manages to put together a viable solo outing that is pleasing to hear if only for a few runs through your player.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/OcasekRicNexterdayCD.html   (590 words)

 Amazon.com: Nexterday: Music: Ric Ocasek   (Site not responding. Last check: )
True fans of Ric and The Cars will also be interested in searching out the bonus track GOODNIGHT LITTLE ONE, which is a lullabye to his four year-old son Oliver, who also came up with the album's title, as the little boy searched for a word to describe tomorrow.
Ric Ocasek, the former lead singer of the legendary band the Cars, came back after an eight-year hiatus to release a solo album, Nexterday.
Ocasek usually hits the jackpot when he cranks up the tempo, and he scores again with the terrific, somewhat Tom Petty-ish "Don't Lose Me" (featuring a couple of hilariously jolting bum notes from Ocasek at 2:14-2:15 of the track--no wonder he was strictly the 'rhythm guitarist' in the Cars).
www.amazon.com /Nexterday-Ric-Ocasek/dp/B000AOJ9EE   (2069 words)

 Ric Ocasek   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ric Ocasek has to have one of the most instantly recognizable heads of rock-and-roll hair to have ever come out of Boston.
With the combined lure of Hawkes's space-age synth lines and Ocasek's patented pinched deadpan vocal pulling a gleaming hook to the surface on the chorus, that opening tune, "The Next Right Moment," splits the difference between the cool precision of the Cars and the intensity of Smashing Pumpkins.
You can be sure that when Ocasek titles a song "Not Shocked," he's going to sing the words "not shocked" at least 10 or 12 times -- probably during the tune's chorus, which indeed he does on Troublizing.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/music/97/09/04/RIC_OCASEK.html   (1172 words)

 Ric Ocasek - Alternative/Punk - Music - RealGuide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We sent Ric a tape and he called right back and said, 'You guys are great.
At Ocasek's urging, the band left the comforts of Los Angeles to record in New York City.
While in New York, the band stayed on the ninth floor of the Gramercy Hotel on Gramercy Park and as they put work to tape, the "tracking roughs" (or immediate results of their efforts) were put on cassettes for listening and scrutiny at the end of each day.
uk.real.com /guide/music/artist/Ric_Ocasek/article/360985   (2189 words)

 Ric Ocasek   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ocasek had a cameo role in the John Waters feature film ''Hairspray (film)Hairspray'', and had a bit part in the 1987 movie Made in Heaven in which he played a grease monkey.
Ocasek stated in a 2005 interview on Rockline that he hated touring and it was unlikely that he would do so again.
Ocasek married supermodel/actress Paulina Porizkova in 1989, his third marriage, the first two ending in divorce.
www.artistopia.com /ric-ocasek   (579 words)

 Ric Ocasek's Music Videos ~~ "Heartbeat City" Web Site
Ric waits and waits and waits downstairs for her, trying to amuse himself to pass the time.
Ric's the most well-known solo song was the basis for the first video from this album.
In 1991, Ric Ocasek was one of eight artists appearing on Disney's "Simply Mad About the Mouse" audio and video album, in which they each sang their favorite Disney songs accompanied by elaborate and creative videos.
www.usats.com /dale/thecars/vid_ocasek.html   (519 words)

 Ric Ocasek - Nexterday :: Not Lame Recordings - power pop and melodic rock record label, music and CDs
Last time around, Ric Ocasek went for a big sound in an attempt at a big comeback, enlisting Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan as a co-producer for about half the album and using such alt-rock luminaries as Bad Relgion guitarist Brian Baker and Hole/Smashing Pumpkin alumna Melissa Auf der Maur as bassist.
The record may have worked but it wasn`t a hit, and Ocasek retreated back to his lucrative career as a producer, taking a full eight years to deliver his next solo album, 2005`s Nexterday.
This is pretty much the opposite of 1997`s Troublizing: Ocasek plays nearly every instrument himself and maintains an appealingly relaxed vibe for the entirety of this 11-track album.
www.notlame.com /New__-_Last_Month/Ric_Ocasek/Page_10/CDOCASEK1.html   (287 words)

 Ric Ocasek - Concert Vault – Where Live Music Lives
Ric Ocasek was the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the multi-platinum new wave rock band the Cars.
When Ocasek wrote and recorded Beatitude in 1982, it is uncertain if he was trying to either distinguish himself as a solo artist or create a different musical experience than he had with the Cars; in the end, it seems he did neither.
This short, five-song set is intended to showcase Ocasek and his new solo material, and the audience is excited to see him (possibly in hopes that he would break out some familiar hits from the Cars).
concerts.wolfgangsvault.com /ConcertDetail.aspx?id=20050566|14250   (300 words)

 CD Review: Ric Ocasek, "Troublizing"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Comparing Ric Ocasek's solo work to his efforts with the Cars isn't really fair, as he deliberately goes out on a limb when he's on his own.
As wonderful as Ocasek's past artistic achievements are, Troublizing is essentially a set of smugly written songs that make no real attempt to involve the listener or evoke any emotion.
Though Ocasek's writing has always skirted the oblique, lines like "You got the bad cucumber" ("Not Shocked") or "You got a gangly glover" ("Situation") are just plain alienating.
dropd.com /issue/81/CD/RicOcasek/index.html   (233 words)

 Ric Ocasek - musician - Interview Interview - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
RIC OCASEK: Well, I quite like the band and the people and the elements in it.
Ric Ocasek was already a twenty-nine-year-old rock 'n' roll veteran when the 1978 eponymous debut by the Cars went multiplatinum.
Six foot two and 150 pounds, the Baltimore native enjoyed a geek's fantasy revenge: He was an early MTV icon and married a model, Paulina Porizkova.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1285/is_2_30/ai_59461528   (952 words)

 Xtreme Musician: Ric Ocasek
Ric Ocasek was the leader of the highly successful late 70’s sensation the Cars.
But, when the Cars disbanded in the mid-80’s after 6 albums, Ocasek turned to production, and has enjoyed success ever since.
Ocasek remains in the music business as a producer, although all attempts at a solo career have failed.
www.xtrememusician.com /info/artists/profiles/227.html   (88 words)

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