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Album Review

Ric Ocasek's Beatitude is an intriguing exercise in developing the artier side of the Cars, the one that owed a great deal to Roxy Music and synthesized Bowie. While the album lacks pop songs as strong as Ocasek's work for the Cars, it showcases an eerie side that is occasionally as compelling as his more accessible works.

Customer Reviews

So good...

About time iTunes FINALLY got this... an amazing early 80s synth album. There's really nothing else quite like it. Ric, if you're out there, I originally bought this for $1 in clearance vinyl bin. It was no question the best $1 I have ever spent in my life. (and yes, I bought it on iTunes too)

Finally

Finally available , his best album. Jimmy Jiimmy and Something to Grab For, the 2 best songs.

Finally is almost an understatement

Finally Unbelieveable..Something to grab for is mine..Life is better because I finally got this song. Please ITunes there are more wonderful works from the 80's out there,keep em coming

Biography

Born: March 23, 1949 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although he's best known as the leader, singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter for the Cars, Ric Ocasek has also produced for a wide variety of other artists over the years. Born Richard Otcasek in Baltimore, MD, on March 23, 1949, Otcasek was 16 when he became interested in music via such early rockers as Buddy Holly & the Crickets. In the early '70s, Otcasek moved from Cleveland to Boston and began playing in a folk band called Milkwood with friend Ben Orzechowski. They released a lone, forgotten...
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