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Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 4]

[…continued from last post] The second single, “Jimmy Jimmy,” had been re-recorded and mixed for something more jovial for pop radio. The minimal template of the album version had been goosed with a few more synth fills and a vastly … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 3]

[…continued from last post] What was once side two was less eclectic than the first half of the album, but it started, commercially, with the most radio-ready song it would offer. “A Quick One” adhered closest to The Cars pop … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 2]

[…continued from last post] If “Jimmy Jimmy” was a space probe past the frontiers of “Panorama,” then “Something To Grab For” was the instance on this album of Ocasek keeping one foot on safe ground. It sounded for all the … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 1]

Ric Ocasek: Beatitude US CD [2020] Jimmy Jimmy Something To Grab For Prove I Can’t Wait Connect Up To Me A Quick One Out Of Control Take A Walk Sneak Attack Time Bomb Jimmy Jimmy (Single Version) Prove (Extended Remix) … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 3]

[;continued from last post] That organ sound was also at the forefront of the driving “Got A Lot On My Head” and this time it was joined by squelchy, squirting DEVO-esque synths that lurched throughout the song. In 1979 could … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After the last 90 seconds of “Double Life” chugged away in a static fashion, there was a violent crossfade to a song with a much more frantic tempo. “Shoo Be Doo” was an homage to Suicide; … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 1]

  The Cars: Candy-O DLX RM US CD [2017] Let’s Go Since I Held You It’s All I Can Do Double Life Shoo Be Doo Candy-O Night Spots You Can’t Hold On Too Long Lust For Kicks Got A Lot … Continue reading

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