Quoting Benjamin

On his feelings about The Lace: “I did the absolute best I could possibly do under the circumstances. I’m happy with what I have, but it makes me personally cringe when I don’t hear exactly [what I wanted]. Probably no one else would notice except myself and a few other people. It won’t happen like that again. It took me much too long to do this project. I wasn’t thrilled about some of the things that went on [referring to recording in England]. I’m real glad it’s over.” — “The Rewards of Rock Stardom” by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, November 1, 1986

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4 thoughts on “Quoting Benjamin

  1. All we hear is the awesome Benjamin, who we wish had been singing live to us personally! I will never forget the first time I heard Stay the Night, loved the song, and then POW! SAW. THE. MAN! It only got better when I saw that video and then (stopping to fan myself) I saw the video for Too Hot to Stop. OMG – he took my breath away! I never knew who he was until he was 40 (I was 20) and I never knew he sang in The Cars until I was in my 40’s. So as late to the party as I was, I was glad to finally arrive. Although I cannot remember how I lucked into finding Donna’s site, I am grateful I did. I always enjoy some new nugget about Benjamin. I am not really one to get all worked up about a celebrity, but Gene Kelly and Benjamin Orr were two of the most stunningly handsome and talented men that have ever existed.

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    1. I’m so glad you found me, too! Thank you for commenting — you are so right. Our love for Benjamin ensures that we hear the best of him, not whatever flaws he would notice. It is a little sad, though, that he felt the album was less than he wanted it to be. It’s too bad he wasn’t able to get the second album released; he may have been more satisfied with the finished product.

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  2. I always loved Ben, but lately it seems to grow more and more each day as I learn more about him. Oh how I wish he had made a second album. From what I’ve heard, it would have surpassed the first. DYKWIFL, I Am, and Even Angels Fall are just a few of the brilliant songs that would have be on it. A tremendous loss for us. I wonder if he ever had a clue about how many true fans he had?

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