The rock world lost another great one and this one kind of hurts ’cause I really love the Cars. I didn’t buy much of their records over the years but I’ve heard their first self-titled album many times, though. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard their second album “Candy-O” before too. Of course, it was MTV that got me interested in the Cars ’cause MTV used to play their videos constantly back when they did play “music videos” so I heard plenty of their hits before.
Ric Ocasek was definitely a very talented musician. He also had a great look and great stage presence too. He had one of the coolest singing voices in rock.
Any fan of rock n’ roll would know who the Cars are and familiar with their songs ’cause they’ve been a huge inspiration for all of us.
Now Ric is up there with his bandmate and songwriting partner Benjamin Orr who died in Oct. of 2000.
This makes me want to get the Cars first two albums from Itunes soon. I was meaning to start buying some Cars albums anyways ’cause I’ve always loved the band ever since I was young.