The Cars Shake It Up

Shake It Up
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CD Details

  • Released: March 16, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1983
  • Label: Elektra / WEA

Entertainment Reviews:

CMJ - 1/5/04, p.10
Ranked #10 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1982".


  • 1.Since You're Gone
  • 2.Shake It Up
  • 3.I'm Not The One
  • 4.Victim Of Love
  • 5.Cruiser
  • 6.A Dream Away
  • 7.This Could Be Love
  • 8.Think It Over
  • 9.Maybe Baby

Product Description:

The Cars: Ric Ocasek (vocals, guitar); Ben Orr (vocals, bass); Elliot Easton (guitar, background vocals); Greg Hawkes (keyboards, background vocals); David Robinson (drums, background vocals).
Recorded at Synchro Sound Studios, Boston.
Personnel: Elliot Easton, Ric Ocasek (vocals, guitar); Greg Hawkes (vocals, keyboards); David Robinson (vocals, drums); Benjamin Orr (vocals).
Recording information: Synchro Sound Studios, Boston, MA.
SHAKE IT UP, the Cars' fourth album, catches the group at a pivotal point in their career. They teetered on the precipice of overproduction and vapidity just long enough to produce this classic recording before losing their already-contested credibility. The group's trademark detachment and irony seem more like devices than a way of life here, and SHAKE IT UP is certainly the sprightliest, most listener-friendly of all the Cars' albums. The moody electronic textures that enliven "Cruiser" and "Victim of Love" are simply a means to a very effective end. And on "Since You're Gone" and the title cut, the group achieves the pop nirvana with which they'd always flirted.

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  • UPC: 075596058520
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