The man in the driver's seat of The Cars, a band that helped popularize new wave with synthesizer-friendly glam rock. His stylish, shades-on persona implied a shared sympathy with glampires like David Bowie and Iggy Pop, though his music initially sounded more like a cross between T.Rex and Queen (not surprising when you consider Roy Thomas Baker produced all three). On his own, Ocasek escaped Baker's shadow for self-produced and star-produced (Nile Rodgers, Billy Corgan) albums that were trendy but never too popular. By the 1990s, Ocasek was having more success as a producer, and he has released only one album (the lean and likeable Nexterday) in the new century.
|Date||ALBUMS / Singles|
|1983 February||Something To Grab For|
|1986 August||Emotion In Motion|
|1986 November||THIS SIDE OF PARADISE|
|1986||Keep On Laughin'|
|1986 December||True To You|
|1990||Don't Let Go|
|1991 June 25||FIREBALL ZONE|
|1991||The Way You Look Tonight|
|1993 September 28||QUICK CHANGE WORLD|
|1996 August 7||GETCHERTIKTZ|
|1997 September 9||TROUBLIZING|
|1997||Hang On Tight|
|1997||The Next Right Moment|
|2005 September 27||NEXTERDAY|
What Ric hath wrought (solo discography)
Nobody's Child - Romanian Angel Appeal
THE CARS discography
Romeo Void: "Never Say Never"
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