Ric Ocasek (born Richard T Otcasek on March 23, 1949) is an American of Czech heritage musician and music producer. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Bowling Green State University. He is the former vocalist and rhythm guitarist for The Cars. He has been a producer for several other groups including Weezer, Bad Brains, Bad Religion, Nada Surf, No Doubt, Guided by Voices, Bran Van 3000, and Suicide. The singer released his first solo album in 1982. Beatitude is a somewhat more experimental variation of The Cars' New Wave rock sound. A more synthesizer-heavy follow up, This Side Of Paradise, was released in 1986. A #15 hit single, "Emotion in Motion", accompanied the album. The Cars split in 1988, and Ocasek disappeared from the public eye for a couple of years, resurfacing in 1990 with Fireball Zone. One track, "Rockaway", enjoyed a brief stay on the charts, but his solo albums have seen disappointing sales, especially compared to his success with the Cars. He subsequently released other solo works throughout the decade, including 1993's Quick Change World, 1996's Getchertikitz (a collaboration with Suicide's Alan Vega), and 1997's Billy Corgan-produced Troublizing (which Ocasek supported with a very brief tour, his first since leaving the Cars). In 2005, Ocasek released another album, Nexterday, to little fanfare, but positive reviews. --wikipedia--
Label:Geffen Records Catalog#:924 098-1 Format:Vinyl, LP Country:Germany Released:1986 Genre:Electronic, Rock Style:New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop
A1 Keep On Laughin' A2 True To You A3 Emotion In Motion A4 Look In Your Eyes A5 Coming For You B1 Mystery B2 True Love B3 P.F.J. B4 Hello Darkness B5 This Side Of Paradise
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