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Nexterday

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Personnel: Ric Ocasek (vocals, various instruments); Roger Greenawalt (guitar); Greg Hawkes (keyboards); Darryl Jenifer (bass guitar); Stephen George (drum programming).

Recording information: Recorded at One Take Studios, New York, New York (2005); Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York.

After an eight-year hiatus from releasing solo albums, Ric Ocasek returned in 2005 with NEXTERDAY. While 1997's TROUBLIZING indulged in glossy production and hot-shot collaborators, this collection of well-crafted, unpretentious songs is understated while still rocking out, and stripped down while remaining detailed and layered.

As he proved time and time again, Ocasek has a knack for infectious melodies, and that knack is all over NEXTERDAY, as well as the same edgy, paranoid feel that made the Cars pop so enjoyable. But there's also a cool minimalism that recalls Lou Reed's best solo work, and makes Ocasek's latest outing a welcome and assured return to form.

What the critics say...

Entertainment Weekly (No. 842, p.94) - "...[A] tasty box of aural candy-O." - Grade: B+
Uncut (p.998) - 3 stars out of 5 - "NEXTERDAY is a fine reminder of the Cars leader's way with a coolly dispassionate pop hook."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Crackpot
  2. Bottom Dollar
  3. Don't Lose Me
  4. In A Little Bit
  5. Silver
  6. Come On
  7. I'm Thinking
  8. Carousel
  9. Heard About You
  10. Please Don't Let Me
  11. It Gets Crazy
Release date Australia
September 27th, 2005
Artist
Label
Inversion Records
Number of Discs
1
Original Release Year
2005
UPC
5050159039920
Product ID
1532355

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