my issue for bringing this up here is that some news outlets are calling his music "new wave". i disagree.
the cars biggest hits were in the very late 70's really.
i'd say they were pop/rock. i'm not sure what you'd best compare them too but they were not far off ramones (are they considered punk?) or the romantics (opened for the cars on a few tours) or even hall and oates.
he notably also produced much for weezer and for many other lesser-known acts.
he also married up. wikipedia:
Ocasek was still married to Suzanne when he met 18-year-old supermodel Paulina Porizkova during filming of the music video for the Cars' song "Drive" in 1984. Ocasek and Porizkova were married on August 23, 1989 on Saint-Barthélemy island. The couple had two sons, Jonathan Raven Otcasek (b. November 4, 1993), and Oliver Otcasek (b. 1999). In May 2018, Porizkova announced she and Ocasek had separated a year earlier
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 September 2019 - 06:34 PM.