I feel like I just wrote one of these for Eddie Money.
Ric Ocasek passed away today. He was 75. I remember him as the lead singer/rhythm guitarist for The Cars, but he also had a bunch of solo albums. I have all The Cars albums, but Fireball Zone is the only one of those solo albums I own.The Cars were one of my favorite bands, right up until I saw them in concert back in 1985. I was not impressed with The Cars in concert. But I can still remember jammin’ out to My Best Friend’s Girl, Shake It Up, Hello Again, and a bunch of others in the car.
The Cars made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, but I didn’t watch the ceremony. I think it’s available on one of the services I pay for. I should look that up. I haven’t listened to The Cars or Ric’s solo stuff much at all of late, but it still sad to see all these artists I loved in high school passing away. It makes me take stock of my own mortality.
Here’s some Cars music to remember the good times.