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    da da da da da da DA!

    da da da da da da DA!

    RIP rick and music made up of mostly downstrokes and 8th notes
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    He was like the Roy Orbison of New Wave...or perhaps the Joey Ramone of New Wave?

    Now I am curious to delve into his solo work...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Stay alive Iggy. Don't die!
    He has a pretty awesome new album just out. More spoken word and jazz. He's alive.

    Let's do some livin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    You sure?

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    Prolly not in good taste, but....so fucking hot!
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    Really, the prettiest girl ever. Lucky guy.

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    Not to boast, but, I used to work for SI as a pre press technician and photo retoucher. She needed zero work. None of them needed much at all, but, she was perfect.

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    RIP Rick...
    The cars were part of my regular rotation for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    He has a pretty awesome new album just out. More spoken word and jazz. He's alive.
    Good article on Iggy in a recent New Yorker.

    /thread drift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    ....In concert, they sounded almost exactly like their albums. This disturbed me, a bit.
    We used to call that "tight", back in the day.
    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    he kind of shared frontman duties with Benjamin Orr...
    Like in this UK vid, a gig for obscure BBC show.

    https://youtu.be/UvI1RhNvQro

    They were one of those bands that seems to get *big* real quick.
    Would've loved to see them early on.


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    Huge part of my youth. Loved that band.
    Bummer
    crab in my shoe mouth

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    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...
    Eddie Money's first album was '77, the Cars was '78- so maybe someone with a '79 debut (Gary Newman? Robert Smith? Joe Jackson? I hope not but he does smoke.) Oh and this is definitely morbid.

    But back to Ric- I love those first two albums too. I was surprised to hear he was 75, I would have guessed younger but I guess he & Orr had some more traditional rock bands first that didn't go anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Stay alive Iggy. Don't die!
    Saw this yesterday in a store window- a St. Iggy candle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Saw this yesterday in a store window- a St. Iggy candle.

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    I fucking love that. Long Live Iggy..

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    Haha

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    It's going to be a constant stream of rock deaths for a decade.

    https://www.ranker.com/list/old-rock...e/ranker-music

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    It seemed like a bigger story than just for that forum, I guess?
    so you want it to drop off the page in a few days as opposed to be around a while there where people can comment longer. Well whatever gets yo attention.
    Underrated songwriter and musician,
    Produced bad brains album as well.

    Ageless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    so you want it to drop off the page in a few days as opposed to be around a while there where people can comment longer. Well whatever gets yo attention.
    Underrated songwriter and musician,
    Produced bad brains album as well.

    Ageless.
    Well, I didn't actually give it that much thought.
    Sorry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    He discovered Weezer too.
    I won’t hold that against him.

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    Lived in Boston for 10 years in the 80s. Used to see him walking down Newbury St often, all in black with shades and a head taller than most. I think he had both an apartment and studio there.


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    Does it have wicks at both ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
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    I vividly remember my first exposure to The Cars. My roommate and I were in college, sitting at home when another of our friends (we were all buddies since grade school) came over... "You guys have got to listen to this album! It's the best thing I've ever heard, it'll change music for you for life!". He was totally over the top for them. So, we listened to the album and, at first, I was kind of...meh...kind of weird. But, I bought it and the more I listened, the more it grew on me. I really became a fan for their first four or five albums but was then married and working so music wasn't that important anymore. But the impact of that first album was huge and that moment our buddy came over is vividly in my memory.

    Unfortunately, both of those friends are now gone, one in 1993 from a car wreck, the other in 2011 from colon cancer. I also was shocked when Benjamin Orr died and was again shocked when I saw this about Ric Ocasek. Like others, I had no idea he was 75. In my mind, he was about 30 forever. The circle of life, and death, continues unabated. RIP Ric and thanks for the memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    I love Paulina.

    The Cars were fun. In concert, they sounded almost exactly like their albums. This disturbed me, a bit.
    Click Tracks.. Pretty much all the top production bands use them. Their in ear monitors play selected pre recorded tracks over a metronome so they're essentially playing along to their own records. Even Rush was doing it by Hemispheres and Moving Pictures.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Hmmm.

    The Wikipedia page on Ric Ocasek states that they were separated in 2017, so, too, does the Paulina Wikipedia page...but "separated" and "divorced" are two separate things, so my bad...

    Back on track, this was one of the first Cars tracks I remember hearing in high school ("Shake It Up" was the other one):



    Always loved the click track rhythm intro...

    After hearing this I went back and delved into The Cars and Candy-O. Never got into Panorama for some reason (i.e. never bought it). Gonna have to track that down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Click Tracks.. Pretty much all the top production bands use them. Their in ear monitors play selected pre recorded tracks over a metronome so they're essentially playing along to their own records. Even Rush was doing it by Hemispheres and Moving Pictures.
    Some bands are just good at that. I saw Creedence in 1970, and it was like listening to the record live. And they didn't have no ear monitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Click Tracks.. Pretty much all the top production bands use them. Their in ear monitors play selected pre recorded tracks over a metronome so they're essentially playing along to their own records. Even Rush was doing it by Hemispheres and Moving Pictures.
    I am calling bs. Feels so wrong.
    Might be true of reformed dinosaurs touring a decade after greatness.
    But, for an up and coming band??? In 1979, Who haven't made an album yet?
    ☆Bollox!☆
    (Had known a few bands, back in UK, 70s/80s, not a one had click tracks in ears).
    But I know nothing.

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    I don't think it's too hard to play it like the record barring extra instrumentation that the band can't play or play at the same time- I mean cover bands do it all the time. I would rather a band do something different with their songs live- I mean come on let's hear the extended jam that didn't fit on the 3-minute version. I like this song by David Haerle which is about a musician's frustration with fans wanting to hear it just like the record- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVDO-e1hQpw

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    The Cars and Skiing were the best things my pops ingrained in me before the age of 5.

    RIP Ric

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