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Post by Moman5150 » 14 Sep 2019 08:38

I also liked Eddie Money a lot. I have three of his albums and my best friend got to see him, here in San Diego and met his daughter unknowling at first. He had his album with him at the concert, and a young lady asked him what he was holding. My friend told her it was Eddie's vinyl album. They started partying together then she asked him if he wanted to me Eddie and he of course said yes and found out she was his daughter. I thought that was so cool. I will have to wait for Sunday to spin his vinyl cause I work most of this week/weekend. R.I.P Ediie Money!!

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Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 16 Sep 2019 03:34

Also a big Cars fan, and have most of their albums. They had an eclectic style that just caught the imagination, and was a welcome respite from the disco era. Simple, driving rhythms with catchy "sing along" lyrics, they were one of the bands that helped bridge the gap between genres at the time. Ocasek was the perfect front man for a complex sounding band like The Cars just eccentric enough to remain interesting. A lot of fond memories of their work. R.I.P. Rik Ocasek... :( 8) (notable for always wearing sunglasses....)

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Post by vinyl master » 16 Sep 2019 06:42

Yep, another Cars fan here and I've been thinking about my favorites today...Here are just a few highlights...



Did you know that the house in the "Magic" video is where Paris Hilton grew up? :-k On a personal note, it was the first song I remember hearing on my crystal radio I had as a kid! :)


I've mentioned the "Candy-O" album on another thread, so here are some from that one! :D






And then, there was this big hit...

Even Alvin & The Chipmunks did that one! 8)

And then, there were these...



In John Lennon's last interview, he actually praised "Touch And Go" for it's fifties-style sound, similar to his "(Just Like) Starting Over"...



Did you know that Andy Warhol directed the "Hello Again" video and you can spot a young Gina Gershon ("Pretty In Pink", "Cocktail", "Riverdale") in it???


Actor Timothy Hutton directed the "Drive" video, as well! 8)



And a favorite that should have done better...An undiscovered treasure IMO...

Of course, they all did some solo work like this one from Ric himself...

A big hit for Benjamin Orr...

Even guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes put out some cool stuff! 8)


Here, Elliot explains some of his licks...

And the band shares some of their history...

Do you remember when Ric and Ben Orr were in a folk-rock band called Milkwood, for example? :-k They have a great sound!

Later, there was the band Cap'n Swing!


And of course, there were the "new" incarnations of the band...


I have a picture sleeved vinyl 45' for that last one! :D

All in all, The Cars were a great group and their frontman Ric Ocasek will certainly be missed, but I'm glad we still have the memories, the music and the "magic"! "You might think I'm crazy" for posting all of these, but sometimes, you just have to "shake it up" and "let the good times roll", you know? :-k

For Ric, "it's all I can do"! :lol:

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Post by Roberto C2H3 » 16 Sep 2019 14:12

Unforgettable debut album. Perhaps one of the best ever rock and roll debut albums. And Ric, not the best looking man in the planet, spent nearly three decades at the side of one of the most beautiful women in the universe. What a winner =D> =D> =D>

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Post by Moman5150 » 18 Sep 2019 10:32

Sunday I played my Eddie Money albums and Monday I played two of my Cars albums. RIP

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Post by vinyl master » 18 Sep 2019 15:50

I saw these nice tributes, too...







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Post by fscl » 25 Sep 2019 03:01

Robert Hunter

RIP "in the transitive nightfall of diamonds"

Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead Lyricist, Dies at 78 https://nyti.ms/2muL5CM

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Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 25 Sep 2019 04:04

I just read about Mr. Hunter's passing a few moments ago. I often feel the lyrics are the most important part of the song, and we owe a great thanks to the often forgotten lyricists behind the bands we enjoy. The music is the energy of the song, while the lyrics are the story that allow the listener to engage with the music verbally. To be able to sing along with an artist forms a unique bond that lasts forever. To quote the man himself, "What a long, strange trip it has been", and we thank you for that Robert. RIP, and Keep on Trucking............ :(

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Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 25 Sep 2019 06:33

Interestingly, both Eddy Money and The Cars had top ranking albums right off the top...not struggling for several years or through several albums to obtain immediate fame. Nothing more than a coincidence, but kind of points to their unique styles and popularity hitting the market at exactly the right time. Not the easiest thing to do in pop music. 8)

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Post by MostlyHarmless » 01 Oct 2019 11:41

Jessye Norman

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/obit ... Obituaries

What a glorious voice.

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Post by Coffee Phil » 01 Oct 2019 18:21

This was a great loss.
MostlyHarmless wrote:
01 Oct 2019 11:41
Jessye Norman

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/obit ... Obituaries

What a glorious voice.

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Post by vinyl master » 05 Oct 2019 02:21

And then, we just lost another great lady of song, film and TV...And a pioneer at that! This time, it was the inimitable Diahann Carroll at the age of 84...I can say it's definitely a quiet night tonight in Dreamsville...



What's so good about goodbyes? I can't think of one thing, but we'll always have the movies, the music, the moments and the memories...



So I bid a fond adieu and R.I.P. to one of the greatest ladies to ever grace the stage! She will be sadly missed! :(

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Post by lbls1 » 05 Oct 2019 17:31

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