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Let's Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars

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20 hours ago, took me long enough said:

Thanks for the heads-up, BD.  The Cars are one of those bands that have been a musical bridge between my daughter and I.  Benjamin was so talented and always so cool on stage! 

The Cars are and will always be a favorite band of mine.  They had one of the best debut albums ever.  Candy-O to follow too.  Sad that Ben Orr is no longer with us.  Incredible voice and bassist.  He played onstage right up until a week or so before his death.  He is missed.

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I'll always take BO or RO any day and I like Rick.  Anyone catch The Cars on this year's Hall of Fame?  They still sounded pretty good.

Where is this coming to? 

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Nevermind, I see that's it's a book.  Was hoping for a music docu.  

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18 years ago today we lost Ben Orr.  In his honor, here is one of his unreleased songs.

 

'Do You Know What It Feels Like' - Ben Orr

NO SURPRISE I GOT YOUR CALL. NO REGRETS, WE SAID IT ALL

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE?

GUESS YOU CAN'T GO BACK AGAIN,

SO VERY HARD TO WATCH YOU ACT, MY FRIEND

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE?

AND SO, A TIME TO LET GO AND SEE HOW IT FLOWS WITHOUT YOU

YOU LOSE THE LEAD, A BROKEN CAR, YOU DROP A BEAT AND THERE YOU ARE

YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE

SAID AND DONE, NOW I'M THE ONE - WHO PULLS THE STRINGS, SO DANCE FOR ME

YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE?

AND SO, A TIME TO LET GO AND TAKE TO THE ROAD WITHOUT YOU

YOU KNOW - YOUR LOOKING GLASS HAS FROZEN ME

YOU KNOW - I'M NOT WHERE I USED TO BE

NOW THE TABLES HAVE BEEN TURNED AND THE BRIDGES HAVE BEEN BURNED SOLO

SO, IN THE END, THE TRUTH RINGS TRUE AFTER ALL, I'VE LEARNED FROM YOU.

YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE AND SO....

 

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Slightly embarassing confession:  I thought Ocasek did ALL the vocals, except Drive.

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18 minutes ago, Flea said:

Slightly embarassing confession:  I thought Ocasek did ALL the vocals, except Drive.

Many people thought that.  But some of the best songs were sung by Ben.  He was a very talented guy.

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Another 'Just What I Needed' video in HD.  This shows Ben's beautiful face up close.  So charismatic. Unfortunately, most of the videos out there are very grainy.  I would love it if someone put together some footage of these guys that are in good quality.

 

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On 11/9/2018 at 7:33 PM, BrilliantDisguise said:

Many people thought that.  But some of the best songs were sung by Ben.  He was a very talented guy.

Do you have a breakdown of the songs according to whether Ben or Ric took lead vocals?  Yes, I'm too complacent to look myself.

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4 hours ago, Flea said:

Do you have a breakdown of the songs according to whether Ben or Ric took lead vocals?  Yes, I'm too complacent to look myself.

I didn't have one myself but found this online.  The link has his earlier and later career as well.

BENVOCAL2b

 

LINK: https://sweetpurplejune.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/lead-vocals-list/

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