The Cars Shake It Up
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- Released: March 16, 2015
- Originally Released: 1983
- Label: Elektra / WEA
CMJ - 1/5/04, p.10Ranked #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
- 6.A Dream Away
- 7.This Could Be Love
- 8.Think It Over
- 9.Maybe Baby
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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