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Old 11-22-2010, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Cars reunite!!

"On October 21, 2010, the Cars confirmed that they have reunited and are recording their first album in 23 years. Greg Hawkes will fill in on bass for Benjamin Orr, who died in 2000.[4]"

Ric Ocasek said he would never play with The Cars again, but apparently he ran out of money.

Personally, I am so excited. I love The Cars, especially their first two albums, but everything except for Panorama was good too lol.

Anyone else excited?
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I`d be very excited if Benjamin Orr were still around. But I think this is just going to be an exercise in nostalgia and little more. If the group come anywhere near recording albums to the quality of "The Cars" "Shake it UP" and "Heartbeat City" I`d be very surprised!

I`d certainly give anything new they recorded a listen, but if its going to be anything like the New Cars with Todd Rundgren then definately not. Todd despite all his talents, fell woefully short in trying to sound like Ric Ocasek and especially Benjamin Orr.

Despite it bad reputation "Panorama" does have some good stuff on it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That's exactly why I'm excited, because Ric Ocasek is coming back! His voice is obviously a huge reason for the Car's unique sound..
I dunno, there seem to be more and more bands getting back together from the 70s and 80s and many of them are actually managing to make something that sounds like their classic stuff.
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Woo-hoo! I'm excited. Ric Ocasek is coming back? Yeay!

I loved the Cars' music when I listened to them back in the 80s, and I enjoy Ric Ocasek's solo music, such as the pretty song below, so I look forward to what they will create together when they reunite.

I just hope Ric's motivation isn't *just* money--you say he ran out and that's why he's willing to return? Why did he used to say he would never go back to the Cars?

I hope their new music doesn't sound like their classic stuff unless that's the sound they actually want. I would think after 23 years they would have some new ideas about the type of music they want to make.

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That's exactly why I'm excited, because Ric Ocasek is coming back! His voice is obviously a huge reason for the Car's unique sound..
I dunno, there seem to be more and more bands getting back together from the 70s and 80s and many of them are actually managing to make something that sounds like their classic stuff.
Whilst I`ll agree about his unique voice, along with his quirky song writing style. What really made the difference in that group, were the Benjamin Orr sung songs.

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Woo-hoo! I'm excited. Ric Ocasek is coming back? Yeay!

I loved the Cars' music when I listened to them back in the 80s, and I enjoy Ric Ocasek's solo music, such as the pretty song below, so I look forward to what they will create together when they reunite.

I just hope Ric's motivation isn't *just* money--you say he ran out and that's why he's willing to return? Why did he used to say he would never go back to the Cars?

I hope their new music doesn't sound like their classic stuff unless that's the sound they actually want. I would think after 23 years they would have some new ideas about the type of music they want to make.

Ric Ocasek - Emotion in Motion

The Ric Ocasek solo album "This Side of Paradise" is an album that I love and his best solo release. Ric Ocasek since his split with the Cars, is very hit and miss as a songwriter.

I doubt its for lack of money, because he still produces a lot of other bands.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Whilst I`ll agree about his unique voice, along with his quirky song writing style. What really made the difference in that group, were the Benjamin Orr sung songs.



The Ric Ocasek solo album "This Side of Paradise" is an album that I love and his best solo release. Ric Ocasek since his split with the Cars, is very hit and miss as a songwriter.

I doubt its for lack of money, because he still produces a lot of other bands.
Considering My Best Friend's Girl and Drive are radio staples too.
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