Ric Ocasek is the voice of American New Wave Rockers, The Cars and likes his synths. Here he uses them to produce a brand of New Wave synth rock which has tape samples, mellotron, vocoder and solid synth bass. Both tracks were off his debut solo album “Beatitude”. “Jimmy Jimmy” chugs along with deep synth bass and vocoder but keeps feels a bit like his old band but a lot darker. Remixed with Ian Taylor (who was working with the Psychedleic Furs at the time) it does sound a bit like a well produced Suicide track. The remix of “Connect To Me” by François Kevorkian and Mark Fotiadis (famous post-disco DJ) blends the guitars and synths perfectly, I prefer this side, very adventurous and some great synth sounds.
Geffen Records – 0-20114
|A||Jimmy Jimmy (A New Extended Version)||5:07|
|B||Connect Up To Me (Remix / Extended Version)||7:20|