All Shook Up (Cheap Trick album)
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|All Shook Up|
|Studio album by Cheap Trick|
|Released||October 24, 1980|
|Genre||Hard rock, power pop|
|Cheap Trick chronology|
All Shook Up is a 1980 album by Cheap Trick. It was their fifth studio album and sixth release overall. It was produced by former Beatles producer George Martin. As such, this was the first album since their debut to be produced by someone other than Tom Werman.
All Shook Up was even quirkier than its predecessor, the platinum-selling Dream Police. Many of its songs were less radio friendly and more experimental, and the cover art, influenced by Magritte's Time Transfixed, led many to question what the band was trying to accomplish. However, at the time, Cheap Trick had severed ties with long-time producer Tom Werman and took the opportunity to take their sound in a different direction. With the assistance of producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick, many of the songs have a dimension not found on any other Cheap Trick album. "Stop This Game" was the only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but "Just Got Back" and "World's Greatest Lover" continue to be fan favorites. "I Love You Honey But I Hate Your Friends" contains a lyrical reference to "Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School", a song, released on the band's 1977 debut album.
All songs written Rick Nielsen, except where noted.
- "Stop This Game" (Nielsen, Robin Zander) - 3:57
- "Just Got Back" - 2:05
- "Baby Loves to Rock" - 3:17
- "Can't Stop It But I'm Gonna Try" - 3:31
- "World's Greatest Lover" - 4:52
- "High Priest of Rhythmic Noise" - 4:13
- "Love Comes A-Tumblin' Down" - 3:08
- "I Love You Honey But I Hate Your Friends" - 3:50
- "Go For the Throat (Use Your Own Imagination)" - 3:04
- "Who D'King" (Nielsen, Bun E. Carlos) - 2:18
Bonus tracks (2006 Reissue)
- "Everything Works If You Let It" - 3:29
- "Day Tripper" (live, short version) (Lennon–McCartney) - 3:41
- "Can't Hold On" (live) - 5:55
- "Such a Good Girl" - 3:04
- "Take Me I'm Yours" (Nielsen, Zander) - 4:34
Singles (Side A/Side B)
- "Everything Works If You Let It"/"Way of the World"/"Heaven Tonight" - #44 US, #14 Can
- "Stop This Game"/"Who D'King" - #48 US, #6 Can
- "World Greatest Lover"/"High Priest of Rhythmic Noise"
- "World's Greatest Lover" (Demo with Rick Nielsen on vocals, released on the Sex, America, Cheap Trick box set)
- "Machines Make Money" (Written and sung by Tom Petersson, unreleased)
- "Sleep Closes In" (Instrumental, unreleased)
- Robin Zander - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
- Rick Nielsen - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals, Art Direction, Design
- Tom Petersson - Bass, Backing Vocals
- Bun E. Carlos - Drums, Percussion
- Geoff Emerick - Engineer
- Nigel Walker - Assistant Engineer
- Tony George - Assistant Engineer
- George Marino - Mastering
- Moshe Brakha - Photography
- George Martin - Arranger, Producer, Piano
- Ria Lewerke - Art Direction, Design
The band performed the songs "Baby Loves to Rock" and "Can't Stop It But I'm Gonna Try" on the January 17, 1981 episode of Saturday Night Live.
There were several homages to The Beatles on this album. "Stop This Game" opens and closes with a droning piano note similar to the one that ends "A Day in the Life." The bridge to "Baby Loves to Rock" features the line "Not in Russia!" with the sound of an airplane in the background, a subtle reference to "Back in the U.S.S.R." "World's Greatest Lover" has vocals reminiscent of John Lennon.
There were several outtakes from this outcome including: 01. Stop This Game 02. Stop This Game (Instrumental) 03. Can't Stop It But I'm Gonna Try 04. High Priest Of Rhythmic Noise 05. Love Comes A-Tumblin' Down 06. No Reason 07. Everything Works If You Let It (Acoustic Takes) 08. Everything Works If You Let It 09. Machines Make Money 10. Sleep Closes In 11. Merry Go Round 12. Why You're Here (Special One)
|Canadian Albums Chart||30||5|
|U.S. Billboard 200||24||4|
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1980||"Stop This Game"||Pop Singles||48|
|RIAA – USA||Gold||1980-12-30|
|CRIA - Canada||Gold||1980-04-01|
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