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Ben or Rick?

JermanatorJermanator Senior MemberPosts: 16,128 Senior Member
Rick... it is a given that he was the mastermind behind The Cars and their chief songwriter. Ben (the bass player)? I liked his vocals better. I mean Rick Ocasek did a great job on the vocals that he sang and his unique vocal style makes The Cars songs distinctive... but Ben Orr's vocals, while still retaining that Cars "sound", I find more pleasing.

Your opinions? Rick or Ben?
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
-Thomas Paine

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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    Here is Rick....


    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    Ben...



    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,167 Senior Member
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,661 Senior Member
    I always thought Rick did all of the lead vocals until now, that being said, I find myself singing along to Ben more often with a Cars song. 
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,101 Senior Member
    edited January 28 #6
    avatarex said:



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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    Jerm, you're making me regret I started the Christine or Stevie post.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,838 Senior Member
    Never knew it was two different guys...  I like The Cars.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    Jerm, you're making me regret I started the Christine or Stevie post.

    I thought I would let things calm down before I started an Ann/Nancy (Wilson) thread.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    Jerm, you're making me regret I started the Christine or Stevie post.

    I thought I would let things calm down before I started an Ann/Nancy (Wilson) thread.
    Ann's by far a better guitar player.  I'll give the nod to Nancy, though, for vocals. :)
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    I always liked Nancy's guitar playing better. I had a poster of her up in my locker in the 80's when I was in high school.



    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    I always liked Nancy's guitar playing better. I had a poster of her up in my locker in the 80's when I was in high school.



    My bad.  I got 'em confused with each other.  I agree with you.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    While Ann has an incredible voice, Nancy did sing one song and it wound up being their first #1 hit. I think she nailed it...



    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    I like her earrings!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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