You Can't Hold on Too Long

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  1. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I had their debut release "The Cars" on vinyl, "Candy-O" on 8 track, and "Panorama" on cassette but never bought any Cars music after that. "Drive" is their best song IMHO, which is weird because I generally don't like slow paced synth driven music, but Drive is very atmospheric with great lyrics.

    He definitely "had a great run" with a successful band, a hot Czech model of a wife and a bunch of (I assume) healthy kids. What more do you need?
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    Amaris Witchy Woman

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    Rest in peace, sir. :(
    Drive was just the kind of song you could hit play, sit back, close your eyes, and glide upon the melody and lyrics, it was so smooth.
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  4. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    No longer in Heartbeat City. :(

    Well, he had a pretty good life. He married Paulina Porizkova in her prime...

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  5. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    yep - part of that "great run" he pulled off. Yeah she's not unattractive in a "sexy accent epically beautiful" sorta way if that's your thing. I just did some number crunching and Ocasek was already 34 when the Cars first record came out. Kind of a late start in major commercial success but he made up for it over the next few years that's for sure.
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    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    You can't go on
    Thinking nothing's wrong, oh no
    Who's gonna drive you home
    Tonight?
  7. GhostEcho

    GhostEcho Christian Conservative (Republican)

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    It's amazing that in a thread about the death of Ric Ocasek, everyone is mooning about a song sung by Benjamin Orr. :cry:

    Edit to add: Still a fantastic song though.
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  8. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    oh no you di-int! :lol: Anyway yes I am well aware that Orr sang "Drive" but nonetheless it's still a Cars song.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Too soon? :diacanu:
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    The Night Funky BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Anorexic Dana Carvey. The hip-shaking that the twins did at about the 3:15 mark in this video were, uh, VERY stimulating to my teenage self.