Quoting Benjamin

“For me it’s power. Myself and David supply the power. We are the ‘en-gine.’ That’s what it is to me… It’s also melodic, a bass instrument is melodic to me. I don’t go into playing straight ‘boom boom four’, you know. I like to experiment a bit, and sweeten it up, put a little melody behind the bass part. I think it helps. We’ll let the audience be the judge.”– The Cars: Riding the New Wave radio interview, 1982


8 thoughts on “Quoting Benjamin

  1. My man. This quote makes me crazy over him. He never did anything half effort. And it’s so impressive that he literally picked up a bass one day around 1976 and started playing it…and playing it well. He and David certainly were the engine that drove The Cars. 😏

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    1. He was amazing. I met David’s parents in Boston years ago. Very nice family. I always wonder how they are. Rick is a very sweet person. Caring. Some would think not but he truly is. Ben had such a great voice. I still listen to his Cars songs and his own. XD. Can’t get enough.

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  2. He was always so shy at times yet his voice was powerful. He had such talent. Will always miss you Ben. From this Boston girl. So glad I got the chance to meet you at the Toys for Tots benefit in Boston. I listen to you all the time. So in love with your voice. RIP Ben Orr.

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