D.I.Y.: Shake It Up: American Power Pop II (1978-80)

D.I.Y.: Shake It Up: American Power Pop II (1978-80)

     
 
In general, the songs on D.I.Y.: Shake It Up: American Power Pop II are a little lighter and bouncier than those on its predecessor Come Out and Play, but since there was always an element of sweetness in power pop anyway, that difference will matter to only a handful of listeners. Shake It Up still shares many of the same characteristics of

Overview

In general, the songs on D.I.Y.: Shake It Up: American Power Pop II are a little lighter and bouncier than those on its predecessor Come Out and Play, but since there was always an element of sweetness in power pop anyway, that difference will matter to only a handful of listeners. Shake It Up still shares many of the same characteristics of Come Out and Play -- namely, it's a collection of 19 dynamic, hook-laden singles from the first wave of American power pop bands. Again, only a couple of these songs are well-known outside of power-pop circles -- the Romantics' "What I Like About You" had become a frat-rock anthem by the end of the '80s -- but within those circles, the Rubinoos ("I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"), Chris Stamey & the dB's ("[I Thought] You Wanted to Know"), the Shoes ("Tomorrow Night," "Too Late"), 20/20 ("Yellow Pills," "Giving It All"), Off Broadway USA ("Stay in Time"), Holly and the Italians ("Tell That Girl to Shut Up"), and the Beat ("Work-A-Day World," "Walking Out on Love") and their songs became semi-legendary. With the exception of Come Out and Play, there's no better overview of the early-'80s power-pop movement than Shake It Up, even with the absence of such major players as Dwight Twilley, Phil Seymour, and Great Buildings.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/1993
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227117825
catalogNumber:
71178

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

dB's   Track Performer
Pearl Harbor & the Explosions   Track Performer
Romantics   Track Performer
Shoes   Track Performer
Chris Stamey   Track Performer
Beat   Track Performer
Cryers   Track Performer
Holly & the Italians   Track Performer
Off Broadway   Track Performer
Pop   Track Performer
Rubinoos   Track Performer
20/20   Track Performer
Plimsouls   Track Performer
Holly   Track Performer
Gary Valentine   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gary Stewart   Producer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Jimmy Marinos   Composer
Wally Palmar   Composer
Andrew Sandoval   Tape Research
Mike Skill   Composer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Jean Rosenbluth   Liner Notes
Peter Bagge   Artwork

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