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

Troublizing [1997]
  • 1. The Next Right Moment (4:21)
  • 2. Hang On Tight (4:55)
  • 3. Crashland Consequence (4:08)
  • 4. Troublizing (4:10)
  • 5. Not Shocked (3:17)
  • 6. Situation (3:48)
  • 7. Fix On You (3:01)
  • 8. People We Know (3:37)
  • 9. Here We Go (4:26)
  • 10. Society Trance (4:34)
  • 11. Asia Minor (3:02)