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RIP Ric Ocasek

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 48thStreetCustom, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Rest In Peace

  2. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Under-rated band - nothing but good and catchy songs, music and lyrics.

  4. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
  5. Well, this is a **** sandwich. Thanks for the tunes, Ric.
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  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
  7. Clark W

    Clark W Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    The 60's had surfboards and "Surf" music, The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, The Surfaris, The Chantays, The Ventures....

    The late 70s and early 80s had skateboards, and thanks to The Cars, those of us who were kids and serious about skateboarding had our skateboard music. They were our "Surf" music.

    Thanks for the music and being a part of my youth, RIP Ric...

    Ric Ocasek, Cars Singer Who Fused Pop and New Wave, Dead at 75
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Damn. So many catchy lines.
  9. What???????
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  10. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Dang, RIP. He was older than I thought (70). I really dug the Cars' first two albums, and Ocasek's ability as a pop songwriter was remarkable. What often gets overlooked is his resume as a producer! Here are just some of his more notable credits.

    Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega and Martin Rev (1980)[34]
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  11. RIP, Ric. I enjoyed your music.
  12. FRoss6788


    Mar 25, 2012
    Wow, bummer...
    A very large part of the soundtrack of my youth.
    RIP Ric
  13. ShortyGetLow

    ShortyGetLow Banned

    Aug 6, 2019
    Another gut punch!

    Thank for the music Ric...
  14. RIP Ric.
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  15. PaulS


    Jan 19, 2016
    New Jersey
    RIP Ric, the music of the Cars is just amazing. Incredible history as a producer too.
    basspraiser, tomich, Guiseppe and 2 others like this.
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Man, The Cars had that perfect combination of pop and rock. And they always had style. And Ric, with that jet black hair and signature shades, was the face of the band, for sure.

    Thanks for the great music.
  17. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    A very smart cat who really understood the craft of pop/rock hook writing.
    Fly on Ric...…………………………………..
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