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Fireball Zone
Ric Ocasek
Fireball Zone
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Ric Ocasek
Title: Fireball Zone
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 6/25/1991
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992655224, 075992655248

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A Period Of Creative High For Ric Ocasek
M. Tefer | MN, United States | 05/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The early 90's was a very creative time-period for Ric Ocasek. Where 1986's This Side Of Paradise (5 years earlier) faired well for him, it was easy to consider it only Ocasek in name since it was really more or less an extension of The Cars earlier work.

Fireball Zone is proof of Ocasek's viability in a post Cars setting. Wisely utilizing David Bowie's Let's Dance producer (and former Chic member) Nile Rodgers, Fireball Zone was one of the best releases of 1991. The tall, thin ex-Cars frontman certainly deserves credit with his trendy borderline - scientific musical expertise. Ric certainly holds his own without reliance upon his old Cars-sound though at the same time, draws from a variety of influences ranging from adult-contemporary to reggae to hard rock.

If anything negative could be said Fireball Zone, it's that it slows down after the first 8 tracks of the album is through, but regardless, it represents a height for Ocasek that would only slightly decline with 1993's Quick Change World.

Great stuff - must have.
P. Huffman | Seoul, Korea | 03/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Come Back, Mister Meaner, and Fireball Zone make this CD worth acquiring. A "Best Of" CD of Ocasek would be a monster of great stuff."