Ric Ocasek – Nexterday. Label: Sanctuary Records – 06076-83903-2.
Nexterday is an album released by former lead singer and songwriter of the Cars, Ric Ocasek. The album boasts a more DIY sound than previous albums, having been partially recorded in Ocasek's home studio with Ocasek playing many of the instruments himself. Musicians featured in his 1982 debut solo album, Beatitude were used on Nexterday, including fellow Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes, bassist Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains, drummer/programmer Stephen George and guitarist Roger Greenawalt
Richard Theodore Otcasek (born 1943 or 1944) known as Ric Ocasek (/oʊˈkæsɛk/), is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band the Cars. In 2018, Ocasek was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cars. Ocasek grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. When Ocasek was 16 years old, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from Maple Heights High School in 1963.
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This album has an average beat per minute of 114 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 80/184 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Nexterday. Album starts at 102BPM, ends at 142BPM (+40), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Ric Ocasek.
Ric Ocasek has been changing the face of pop music for nearly 30 years. His incredible musical odyssey began in the late 60s and includes opening shows for the MC5 and the Stooges, producing some of the most seminal artists of our time (including Weezer, No Doubt and Le Tigre) not to mention a decade-long stint leading The Cars, whose never-ending string of platinum albums and Top 40 hits helped define the. post-punk and new wave eras, selling over 25 million albums and creating a blueprint for many of todays most popular bands. Now Ric is preparing to influence a whole new generation. I believe he was originally going to release "Nexterday" on that label. Things must have fallen apart, and Ric quit the label and took his album to Sanctuary for distribution and release.
Last time around, Ric Ocasek went for a big sound in an attempt at a big comeback, enlisting Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan as a co-producer for about half the album and using such alt-rock luminaries as Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker and Hole/Smashing Pumpkin alumna Melissa Auf der Maur as bassist. The record may have worked but it wasn't a hit, and Ocasek retreated back to his lucrative career as a producer, taking a full eight years to deliver his next solo album, 2005's Nexterday. There's no denying that Nexterday was deliberately made on a small scale: not only was it essentially homemade, but the songs are minimalist pop - they're catchy, but the clean lines and quiet nature of the production requires active participation from the listener.
|3||Don't Lose Me|
|4||In A Little Bit|
|9||Heard About You|
|10||Please Don't Let Me Down|
|11||It Gets Crazy|
Release Date: September 27, 2005
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L794
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2D41
- Matrix / Runout: 6/15/05 SANSP 839032 01 DiscUSA
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|06076-83903-2||Ric Ocasek||Nexterday (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Sanctuary Records||06076-83903-2||Russia||2005|
|BVCM-41044, SANCD-399||Ric Ocasek||Nexterday (CD, Album, Promo)||BMG, Sanctuary Records||BVCM-41044, SANCD-399||Japan||2005|
|06076-83903-2||Ric Ocasek||Nexterday (CD, Album, Club)||Sanctuary Records||06076-83903-2||US||2005|