Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 53

Thread: RIP, Ric Ocasek

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Down In A Hole, Up in the Sky
    Posts
    25,146

    RIP, Ric Ocasek

    Bummer.
    The Cars were great.
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    SF & the Ho
    Posts
    5,628
    Ugh. Just not what I needed.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    West Coast of the East Coast
    Posts
    6,503
    This bums me out.

    He discovered Weezer too.

    My buddy went to a music school in LA with Rivers Cuomo. They were both from the same town in CT, and went there together. My buddy was a total metal head, long hair, etc. He thought that hair band music would never die. Rivers had other ideas.
    Weezer was practicing one day with the door open in the studio, and Ric Ocasek walked by. Weezer was born.

    RIP

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,718
    Bummer.
    Been on a classic Cars binge lately, too. Blasting The Cars and Candy-O the past two weeks.

    OOC, why didn't you post this in the Music forum?
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Big in Japan
    Posts
    36,279
    Married to my favorite SI swimsuit model.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    here and there
    Posts
    14,828
    I luv me sum cars.

    Hope he is moving in stereo.

    RIP Ric Ocasek
    watch out for snakes

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Access to Granlibakken
    Posts
    7,106
    Shit. Hadn’t heard this yet.

    Besides the Cars, I’ll always appreciate the fact that he produced the Bad Brains Rock for Light album. A man of wide and good taste. RIP.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Big in Japan
    Posts
    36,279
    Ok, Eddie Money, Ocasek, we have a trifecta forming. Taking bets. So many choices.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    ECO
    Posts
    3,998
    The Cars were one of the bands I cut my teeth on growing up. And hearing Moving In Stereo on Fast Times movie was life changing. Maybe it was Phoebes tits.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Posts
    10,886
    Sucks. The Cars defined a period for me.
    And I guess that I just don't know

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    West Coast of the East Coast
    Posts
    6,503
    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    This bums me out.

    He discovered Weezer too.

    My buddy went to a music school in LA with Rivers Cuomo. They were both from the same town in CT, and went there together. My buddy was a total metal head, long hair, etc. He thought that hair band music would never die. Rivers had other ideas.
    Weezer was practicing one day with the door open in the studio, and Ric Ocasek walked by. Weezer was born.

    RIP
    Oh well, before someone calls me out- here is the real story-
    I guess I heard it wrong, or maybe drinks were involved.

    "Your Weezer productions may be the among the most popular albums you produced.

    I did a few of their albums, the first and the third and then one five years ago. I love Rivers and that music.

    The first time I heard that, I was in LA driving around in a car. Somebody from Geffen had sent a tape to my hotel, and I was driving around listening to it. I was thinking this band is unbelievably good, they must be a heavy metal band. Their demo was phenomenal. It was extremely muddy, just like the first album. I went to their rehearsal, and they had all these amps turned up to 12. Quite the experience. Everything rattled and they went in and did it. Rivers is phenomenal. And very prolific—he’s got tons of songs you’ve never heard."

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Down In A Hole, Up in the Sky
    Posts
    25,146
    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Bummer.
    Been on a classic Cars binge lately, too. Blasting The Cars and Candy-O the past two weeks.

    OOC, why didn't you post this in the Music forum?
    It seemed like a bigger story than just for that forum, I guess?
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    base of the Bush
    Posts
    10,951
    Wore this album out way back when..., such a great sound. RIP Rick

    Happy 40th The Cars Candy-O


    www.apriliaforum.com

    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

    "I have no idea what I am talking about but would be happy to share my biased opinions as fact on the matter. "
    Ottime

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    11,938
    Seems appropriate...


    (met Paulina while filming this video)

    RIP Ric
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Bozone
    Posts
    433
    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Ok, Eddie Money, Ocasek, we have a trifecta forming. Taking bets. So many choices.
    Stay alive Iggy. Don't die!

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    ECO
    Posts
    3,998
    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Stay alive Iggy. Don't die!
    I dunno man, I just saw him in the Dead Never Die movie and he wasn't looking so good.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Wasatch Back: 7000'
    Posts
    8,782
    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Married to my favorite SI swimsuit model.
    I love Paulina.

    The Cars were fun. In concert, they sounded almost exactly like their albums. This disturbed me, a bit.
    “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
    ― Milton Friedman

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,718
    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Ok, Eddie Money, Ocasek, we have a trifecta forming. Taking bets. So many choices.
    Not to be morbid, but to be a true trifecta it will have to be another musician who was huge in the '80s...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Down In A Hole, Up in the Sky
    Posts
    25,146
    Boy George was kinda fat
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    ECO
    Posts
    3,998
    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Not to be morbid, but to be a true trifecta it will have to be another musician who was huge in the '80s...
    MTV provided plenty.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    STL
    Posts
    8,611
    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Married to my favorite SI swimsuit model.
    I think just got divorced.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern BC
    Posts
    17,987
    All these rockers are of an age they are getting close to check out time and the term " rock n roll life style " might be your clue it will be sooner than later

    the only real suprise is that Keith Richards isnt dead,
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,718
    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    I think just got divorced.
    Yup, in 2018.

    And not to diminish Ocasek's iconic rock status, but I think folks tend to forget the he kind of shared frontman duties with Benjamin Orr...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Wasatch Back: 7000'
    Posts
    8,782
    You sure?
    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Yup, in 2018.

    And not to diminish Ocasek's iconic rock status, but I think folks tend to forget the he kind of shared frontman duties with Benjamin Orr...
    Name:  Screen Shot 2019-09-15 at 7.41.56 PM.png
Views: 332
Size:  191.2 KB
    Prolly not in good taste, but....so fucking hot!
    Name:  Screen Shot 2019-09-15 at 7.43.48 PM.png
Views: 323
Size:  189.4 KB
    “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
    ― Milton Friedman

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    The 8th best place in the LBP
    Posts
    2,725
    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Yup, in 2018.

    And not to diminish Ocasek's iconic rock status, but I think folks tend to forget the he kind of shared frontman duties with Benjamin Orr...
    Yep. Orr sang some of their best songs.

    But RIP Ric O, this is very sad news. The Cars (first album) and Candy-O are all time rock albums. And they hold up incredibly well with age. Brilliant music.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •