Quick ... Name Ric Ocasek's 1983 solo album! Give up?
The Cars scored big in 1981 with the Shake It Up album and single and then went on to have their greatest success in 1984 with the Heartbeat City album that landed five Top 40 hits including their biggest hit Drive.
In between, guitarist and co-lead singer Ric Ocasek put out a solo album entitled Beatitude that is so forgotten that we have to feature TWO videos from it this week. First up is the hypnotic Jimmy, Jimmy that charted on the the Mainstream Rock and Dance Charts in 1983.
The song is a story about the slacker life and the video shows, well, a bunch of slacking. While the video may not scintillate you, the song is a nice nugget that will get that couch potato off the sofa and doing something meaningful with their life – like grooving to ‘80s music.