Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek

new wave, rock, classic rock, american, 80s

Ric Ocasek (born Richard Otcasek on March 23, 1949) is the vocalist and frontman for The Cars and a producer for several other groups, including Bad Brains, Suicide and Weezer. Ocasek 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 minor hit, "Emotion In Motion" accompanied the album. The Cars split in 1987

Beatitude [1982]
  • 1. Jimmy Jimmy (4:52)
  • 2. Something To Grab For (3:42)
  • 3. Prove (3:54)
  • 4. I Can't Wait (3:41)
  • 5. Connect Up To Me (4:25)
  • 6. A Quick One (3:37)
  • 7. Out Of Control (4:54)
  • 8. Take A Walk (4:37)
  • 9. Sneak Attack (3:54)
  • 10. Time Bomb (4:59)

Released in 1982, Beatitude is solo album #1 by Ric Ocasek. Read more on Last.fm.