Monday, February 11, 2008

Music Review - Quick Change World, by Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocaseks Quick Change World (1993) is some of his best music ever. That is a very meaningful statement, because Ric Ocasek have created a batch of music over his lifespan -- the bulk of it excellent. This cadmium is a perfect illustration of dedicated musical talent, defined by the evident and existent Need of the creative person to create, whether to popular acclamation or not. I have got always been astonied at the quality of Rics solo work, and the relative deficiency of airplay it met. Much of the music by the set the Cars is still beingness played, and the fact that Ric Ocaseks solo work was given something of short shrift made me aware of many things, not least of which being this: radiocommunication go forths a batch to be desired, and always has. One more than ground to love the internet.

So. As far as Mr. Ocasek is concerned, Music just Happens, and not only is this procedure ongoing, Rics music also grows, continually getting better and better and better. Unlike many aged instrumentalists attempting to make comebacks, it can be said without uncertainty that Ric Ocasek never left us, and for those lucky adequate to be secluded to this fact, I state run, don't walk, and acquire Quick Change World as soon as possible. I would be surprised if you have got not already.

It is first-class to be a fan of Ric Ocasek, because we are never disappointed.

A lot, if not all of the music by the grouping The Cars was actually Ric Ocaseks sound, therefore many new hearers to much of Rics solo work happen the two indistinguishable, and they can of course of study be forgiven. Quick Change World sounds a batch like a new Cars record album to those who are hearing it for the first time, and respective people I have got got discussed the cadmium with have agreed, with the exclusive exclusion being that the compositions are even more than developed than The Cars music, if such as a thing is possible. Unlike certain blunt goings that took topographic point on CDs like Beatitude, and respective other of his Solo works, QCW looks to be a polish and development par excellence on the feature and signature music of this oh-so talented personage, Ric Ocasek.

From Riding Shotgun (My Favorite), with its ever typical vocals, and additional developed musical sounds (The guitar work rips), to the impressive Hopped Up (car auto auto got a reddish redness car...take it out on the streets, take it to the stars...I'm a existent unrecorded wire), the cadmium Quick Change World is eminently listenable, and not to be missed.

1. "The Big Picture"
2. "Don't Let Go"
3. "Hard Times"
4. "A Little Closer"
5. "Riding Shotgun"
6. "Feeling's Got to Stay"
7. "She's on"
8. "I Still Believe"
9. "Come Alive"
10. "Quick Change World"
11. "What's on TV"
12. "Hopped Up"
13. "Help Me Find America"

Other Solo works by Ric Ocasek:

1982 -

This Side of Paradise
1986 -

Fireball Zone
1990 -

1996 -

The Adjacent Right Moment
1997 -

1997 -

2005 -


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