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

Fireball Zone [1990]
  • 1. Rockaway (4:21)
  • 2. Touch Down Easy (4:12)
  • 3. Come Back (4:19)
  • 4. The Way You Look Tonight (4:38)
  • 5. All We Need Is Love (4:57)
  • 6. Over and Over (5:30)
  • 7. Flowers of Evil (4:41)
  • 8. They Tried (3:53)
  • 9. Keep That Dream (4:25)
  • 10. Balance (4:42)
  • 11. Mister Meaner (4:49)
  • 12. Fireball Zone (4:24)