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Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek has been played on NTS shows including Jenkem Magazine, with This Side Of Paradise first played on 21 January 2018.

Ric Ocasek (born Richard Otcasek on March 23, 1949, died September 15, 2019) was 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, and Ocasek…

This Side Of Paradise
Ric Ocasek
Geffen Records1986
This Side Of Paradise
Ric OcasekGeffen Records1986