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Shake It Up

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
By augmenting their sound with more synthesizers, electronics, and drum machines, the Cars' fourth release, Shake It Up, helped bridge their hard rock-based early work 1978's The Cars with the futuristic-pop direction of 1984's Heartbeat City. The band's sound may have been evolving with each succeeding album, but Ric Ocasek was still writing compelling new wave compositions despite all the change, many of which would ultimately become rock & roll standards. The up-tempo title track remains a party favorite to this day reaching number four on the singles charts, while the melancholic "Since You're Gone" remains one of Ocasek's best-ever tales of heartbreak. Intriguing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
By augmenting their sound with more synthesizers, electronics, and drum machines, the Cars' fourth release, Shake It Up, helped bridge their hard rock-based early work 1978's The Cars with the futuristic-pop direction of 1984's Heartbeat City. The band's sound may have been evolving with each succeeding album, but Ric Ocasek was still writing compelling new wave compositions despite all the change, many of which would ultimately become rock & roll standards. The up-tempo title track remains a party favorite to this day reaching number four on the singles charts, while the melancholic "Since You're Gone" remains one of Ocasek's best-ever tales of heartbreak. Intriguing videos were made for both songs, officially introducing the band to the MTV age. Like its predecessor, 1980's Panorama, filler is present "This Could Be Love," "Maybe Baby", but many lesser-known album tracks prove to be highlights: the almost entirely synth-oriented tracks "Think It Over" and "A Dream Away," the rocking "Cruiser," plus the more pop-oriented "I'm Not the One" and "Victim of Love." Although Shake It Up was another resounding commercial success, their next album would be the one that made the Cars one of rock's quintessential acts of the '80s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596058520
  • Catalog Number: 567
  • Sales rank: 18,267

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Since You're Gone (3:30)
  2. 2 Shake It Up (3:32)
  3. 3 I'm Not the One (4:12)
  4. 4 Victim of Love (4:24)
  5. 5 Cruiser (4:54)
  6. 6 A Dream Away (5:44)
  7. 7 This Could Be Love (4:26)
  8. 8 Think It Over (4:56)
  9. 9 Maybe Baby (5:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cars Primary Artist
Ric Ocasek Guitar, Vocals
Elliot Easton Guitar, Vocals
Greg Hawkes Keyboards, Vocals
Benjamin Orr Bass, Vocals
David Robinson Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Roy Thomas Baker Producer
George Marino Mastering
Ian Taylor Engineer
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