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Ric Ocasek (born Richard Otcasek on March 23, 1949) is 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… read more

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  • Looooooove this guy.
  • Ric is a badass
  • I loooooooove Emotion in Motion
  • Ugly man, hot wife.
  • very beautiful and atmospheric:3
  • Troublizing definitely the best from Ric Ocasek
  • TrueKnights[quote]The "New" Cars just aren't "The Cars" without Ric! Ric's solo stuff sounds more like the Cars than the "New" Cars do... Rudgren just doesn't do it... no matter how great he is! [/quote] Someone must have read this, cuz the Cars with Ric Ocaesek have made a MONSTER comeback.
  • come on and show me what it's like
  • come on an gimme somethin grab for

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