Often considered the band’s heartthrob, diverse musical talent, Orr possessed an incredible voice, and rare stage presence, all balanced by an enigmatic personality and a relentless determination to reach rock stardom. Selling over 30 million albums worldwide with fifteen Billboard Top 40 hits, The Cars certainly achieved success.
Until then, co-lead singer, we rock!’” – Jeff CarlisiBenjamin Orr was the co-founder, and bassist for the platinum-selling rock band The Cars. Coinciding with the band’s 2018 induction into the rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this first-ever biography of Benjamin Orr immortalizes his legacy as a deeply kind-hearted and exceptionally talented musician who would stop at nothing to live his rock and roll dream.
Let's Go!: Benjamin Orr and The Cars - When ben got out of the hospital he said, ‘When I fall down and can’t pick myself up we’ll know it’s over. Within a decade of the debut album, though, Orr found himself adrift and without a band. Veteran music journalist joe milliken draws together interviews with over 120 family members, friends, bandmates, and music associates from Orr's life, as well as many unpublished and never-before-seen photos from private collections, to reveal an intimate portrait of one of classic rock’s greatest talents.
Original Album Series 5 CDFlashback Atlantic - Five cd box set containing a quintet of original albums from the New Wave/Rock outfit: The Cars, Candy-O, Heartbeat City, Shake It Up and Panorama. 2010 Warner.
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The Cars: Heartbeat City 1984Warner Archive Collection - Factory sealed DVD. Inspired by their 1984 platinum-selling album, this sight-and-sound spectacular includes extensive video clips and performance footage not available on TV. And this heartbeat city video compilation, with songs from three of the band's most successful CD5, is no exception. The cars were on the cutting edge when it came to music videos.
A combination of innovative production techniques and The Cars' own inimitable Pop Art style makes this video compilation a fitting showcase For one of the most unique rock-'n'-roll bands in America.
Heartbeat City ExpandedElektra Catalog Group - Rhino will kick off the celebration early with expanded editions for Heartbeat City. An amazing success, the album launched five tracks that reached the Top 40, including the Top Ten hits “Drive” and “You Might Think. Videos for the songs received heavy airplay on mtv, including “hello again, ” which was directed by Andy Warhol, and “You Might Think, ” which won the inaugural MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 1984.
Each release features the original album – remastered in 2016 – expanded with rare and unreleased bonus tracks. The rock and roll hall of fame will induct The Cars in April, honoring the legendary band’s incredible musical legacy and enormous commercial success. Among the seven bonus tracks included on heartbeat city: expanded edition are unreleased versions of “Why Can’t I Have You” and “I Refuse, ” as well as the demo for “Drive.
Heartbeat City Expanded - Factory sealed DVD. Illustrated booklets accompany the music and contain liner notes written by renowned rock journalist David Fricke, who details the history of each album with new interviews by band members Ric Ocasek. The album, went on to sell four million copies, which peaked at #3 on the charts, making it the band’s fifth consecutive platinum album.
Shake It Up ExpandedElektra Catalog Group - Rhino will kick off the celebration early with the expanded edition for Shake It Up. Each release features the original album – remastered in 2016 – expanded with rare and unreleased bonus tracks. It features the unforgettable singles “since you’re gone, ” “Think It Over” and The Cars’ first Top 10 hit single, “Shake It Up.
Several unreleased tracks make their debut on shake it up: expanded edition, including an early version of “Since You’re Gone, ” the demo for “Shake It Up” and an unreleased song called “Midnight Dancer. Factory sealed DVD. Illustrated booklets accompany the music and contain liner notes written by renowned rock journalist David Fricke, who details the history of each album with new interviews by band member David Robinson.
Shake It Up Expanded - Ric ocasek, benjamin orr and david robinson recorded shake it Up in 1981 at Syncro Sound, the group’s new studio in Boston, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, with producer Roy Thomas Baker. Shrink-wrapped. Working in their own space afforded them the time to perfect the sound of the album, which became their third-straight Top 10 hit record and sold more than two million copies.
The rock and roll hall of fame will induct The Cars in April, honoring the legendary band’s incredible musical legacy and enormous commercial success. Shrink-wrapped.
The Cars Live - Musikladen 1979Rhino - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. Recorded from a german pop show, this DVD features 11 songs that epitomize the Boston quintet's late '70s sound. Includes group interviews, memorabilia, photo album and more! 2000/color/120 min/NR.
Candy-O Expanded EditionElektra Catalog Group - Our expanded edition includes a previously unreleased track, “They Won’t See You”. The band recorded again with Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker he also produced the Cars’ 1st album. Released on 13 june, 1979, Candy-O is the Cars’ second album. Billboard album chart and the first single, “Let’s Go”, took the Cars into the top 15 on the Billboard hot 100 singles chart for the first time.
Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. It hit #3 on the U. S. Candy-o is an riaa certified 4X platinum album in the U. S. Shrink-wrapped. Alone.
Panorama Expanded EditionElektra Catalog Group - Shrink-wrapped. Panorama is a pure fan favorite. It hit #3 on the U. S. Billboard top 200 chart and the single “Touch and Go” reached #37 on the Billboard hot 100 chart. Factory sealed DVD. Released 12 august, 1980, Panorama is the Cars’ third album. Shrink-wrapped.
The Cars: Deluxe EditionElektra Catalog Group - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Cd factory sealed DVD. The cars- The Cars.
Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas PriestDa Capo Press - Shrink-wrapped. He also describes his role in cementing the band's trademark black leather and studs image that would not only become synonymous with the entire genre, but would also give singer Rob Halford a viable outlet by which to express his sexuality. Shrink-wrapped. With its distinctive twin-guitar sound, studs-and-leather image, and international sales of over 50 million records, Judas Priest became the archetypal heavy metal band in the 1980s.
Factory sealed DVD. Downing discusses the complex personality conflicts, the acrimonious relationship with fellow heavy metal band Iron Maiden, the business screw-ups, as well as how Judas Priest found itself at the epicenter of a storm of parental outrage that targeted heavy metal in the '80s. In heavy Duty, guitarist K.
Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest - K. The cars- The Cars. Iconic tracks like "breaking the law, " and "you've got another Thing Comin'" helped the band achieve extraordinary success, " "Living after Midnight, but no one from the band has stepped out to tell their or the band's story until now. As the band approaches its golden anniversary, fans will at last be able to delve backstage into the decades of shocking, hilarious, and haunting stories that surround the heavy metal institution.
Doesn't hold back. Lastly, he recounts the life-changing moment when he looked at his bandmates on stage during a 2009 concert and thought, "This is the last show.