Tag Archives: Ric Ocasek

On December 30, 1982.

On December 30, 1982, “Geffen” label released “Beatitude” the debut Ric Ocasek album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Electric Lady Studios” and was produced by Ric Ocasek.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Jules Shear, Steve Cataldo, Antonio DePortago – vocals
  • Roger Greenawalt, Casey Lindström – guitar
  • Fuzzbee Morse– guitar, keyboards
  • Greg Hawkes– keyboards
  • Stephen Hague– keyboards
  • Akio Akashi, Darryl Jenifer– bass
  • Deric Dyer – saxophone
  • Stephen George, “Miss Linn” – drums
  • David Hegelmeier – tape operator
  • Ian Taylor – engineer
  • Walter Turbitt – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Jeri McManus – graphics, layout
  • Bob Carlos Clarke– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek, except where noted.

  1. Jimmy Jimmy
  2. Something to Grab For
  3. Prove
  4. I Can’t Wait
  5. Connect Up to Me
  6. A Quick One
  7. Out of Control – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
  8. Take a Walk
  9. Sneak Attack
  10. Time Bomb
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On September 15, 1986.

On September 15, 1986, “Geffen” label released “This Side of Paradise”, the second Ric Ocasek studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “The Woolhall” and “The Town House” in London, and was produced by Ric Ocasek, Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stevens- guitar
  • Tom Verlaine- guitar
  • Sandy McLelland – background vocals
  • Elliot Easton- guitar
  • Greg Hawkes- bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • Chris Hughes- drums
  • Tony Levin- stick bass
  • Benjamin Orr- background vocals
  • Roland Orzabal- guitar, background vocals
  • E. Smith- guitar
  • Andy Topeka – programming, synclavier, technical maintenance
  • Ross Cullum – engineer
  • Joe Barbaria – mixing
  • Nick Egan– design
  • Arthur Eigort – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek except where noted.

  1. Keep on Laughin’
  2. True to You
  3. Emotion in Motion
  4. Look in Your Eyes
  5. Coming for You
  6. Mystery
  7. True Love
  8. F.J.
  9. Hello Darkness – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
  10. This Side of Paradise

On June 18, 1996.

On June 18, 1996, “Elektra” label released “High/Low” the debut Nada Surf album. It was recorded in December 1985, and was produced by Ric Ocasek.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Caws– guitar, vocals
  • Daniel Lorca– bass
  • Ira Elliot– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Caws and Daniel Lorca.

  1. Deeper Well
  2. The Plan
  3. Popular
  4. Sleep
  5. Stalemate
  6. Treehouse
  7. Icebox
  8. Psychic Caramel
  9. Hollywood
  10. Zen Brain

In May 1980.

In May 1980, “Ze Records” label released “Suicide: Alan Vega and Martin Rev”, the second Suicide studio album. It was recorded in January 1980 at “Power Station Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ric Ocasek.

Personnel:

  • Alan Vega– vocals
  • Martin Rev– electronics
  • Larry Alexander – engineer
  • Tony Wright – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin Rev and Alan Vega.

  1. Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne
  2. Ray (to Howard T.)
  3. Sweetheart
  4. Fast Money Music
  5. Touch Me
  6. Harlem
  7. Be Bop Kid
  8. Las Vegas Man
  9. Shadazz
  10. Dance

 

On May 23, 1995.

On May 23, 1995, “Maverick Records” label released “God of Love”, the sixth Bad Brains album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Ric Ocasek.

Personnel:

  • R.– vocals
  • Know– guitar
  • Darryl Jenifer– bass
  • Earl Hudson– drums
  • Christopher Shaw – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Cool Mountaineer
  2. Justice Keepers
  3. Long Time
  4. Rights of a Child
  5. God of Love
  6. Over the Water
  7. Tongue Tee Tie
  8. Darling I Need You
  9. To the Heavens
  10. Thank Jah
  11. Big Fun
  12. How I Love Thee

On May 15, 2001.

On May 15, 2001, “Geffen” label released the third, self-titled Weezer studio album. It was recorded December 2000-January 2001, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ric Ocasek. The art direction of the album was by Chris Bilheimer, the photography was by from Marina Chavez and Karl Koch. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Patrick Wilson– drums, percussion
  • Brian Bell– guitar, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Mikey Welsh– bass, backing vocals
  • Ric Ocasek– backup vocals
  • Karl Koch – backup vocals
  • Femio Hernández – assistant engineer
  • Carlos “Loco” Bedoya – assistant engineer
  • Alan Sanderson– assistant engineer
  • Ken Allardyce – engineer
  • Vladimir Meller – mastering
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Atom Willard– drum technician

Track listing:

All tracks by Rivers Cuomo.

  1. Don’t Let Go
  2. Photograph
  3. Hash Pipe
  4. Island In the Sun
  5. Crab
  6. Knock-down Drag-out
  7. Smile
  8. Simple Pages
  9. Glorious Day
  10. O Girlfriend

On May 10, 2011.

On May 10, 2011, “Hear Music” label released “Move Like This”, the seventh Cars studio album. It was recorded 2010—2011 at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, “Millbrook Sound Studios” in Millbrook, New York, and was produced by Jacknife Lee, Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek– lead and background vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Elliot Easton– guitars, background vocals
  • Greg Hawkes– keyboards, bass guitar, guitars, background vocals
  • David Robinson– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jacknife Lee– additional bass
  • Mixed by Rich Costey
  • Digital Engineer: Charlie Stavish
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller
  • Engineered by Sam Bell
  • Assisted by Chris Owens, Vanessa Parr
  • Editing by Jared Scott
  • Engineered by Stephen George
  • Assisted by Paul Orofino

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek.

  1. Blue Tip
  2. Too Late
  3. Keep On Knocking
  4. Soon
  5. Sad Song
  6. Free
  7. Drag On Forever
  8. Take Another Look
  9. It’s Only
  10. Hits Me