The Cars’ co-founder inger/songwriter Ric Ocasek has died, 75.
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By the July 4th 1979 holiday, a scant fourteen months after The Cars‘ debut album had surprised all but a handful of early adopters around their Boston assembly line, all eyes and ears were trained upon the quintet’s next model, Candy O. The consensus that The Cars’ debut was one of the strongest first efforts […]
The Cars “Heartbeat City” interview In the Studio with the late Ric Ocasek & Greg Hawkes.
“The way you change Music is by changing the music,” David Bowie told me, without any hint of irony whatsoever, as we discussed 1976’s Station to Station. Songs include “Golden Years”,”Stay” ,”TVC 1-5″ ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man…Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),”Wild is the Wind” , and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.
Ozzy Osbourne’s biggest seller in about fifteen years, 1995’s “Ozzmosis”, ironically was released after he had announced a very high profile retirement. ‘Me without a band is like I’m walking around naked or something.’ ”
So hear about the emperor’s new clothes with Ozzy Osbourne on the twenty-fifth anniversary of “Ozzmosis”.
In memoriam : the echoes In the Studio of Neil Peart of Rush, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Paul Barrere of Little Feat, plus David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire, Chris Cornell. Hour one of three.
You know after a best-selling book is made into a popular film how you’ll hear from early adopters, “Yeah it’s good, but there was a lot in the book that wasn’t in the movie”? Same can be said for the four Oscar-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody as compared to their almost fifty year reign as […]
The band Boston had by August 1978 sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top-selling debut ever (now over 17 million ), and the follow-up “Don’t Look Back” was being rush released to North American rock radio stations. Boston, led by my guest here in this classic rock interview, guitarist/composer Tom Scholz
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