Cut (Golden Earring album)

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Cut
Studio album by Golden Earring
Released August 1982
Genre Hard Rock
Length 38:35
Label Capitol, 21/Mercury
Producer Shell Schellekens
Golden Earring chronology
2nd Live
(1981)
Cut
(1982)
N.E.W.S.
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars Guarisco, Donald A.. Cut (Golden Earring album) at AllMusic

Cut is an album by Dutch hard rock band Golden Earring, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). The album spawned the hit song "Twilight Zone," which reached #1 in the Netherlands and #1 in the United States on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.

The album's iconic cover image of the jack of diamonds playing card being shredded by a bullet is used in the music video of "Twilight Zone" in which the card represents the life of the rogue espionage agent.

A music video was also made to support the second single released from the album, "The Devil Made Me Do It." However, the song/video saw limited airplay in the United States, due to its lyric containing the word "bullshit."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Hay and Kooymans except where noted.

  1. "The Devil Made Me Do It" – 3:25
  2. "Future" (Kooymans) – 5:25
  3. "Baby Dynamite" (Hay) – 5:15
  4. "Last of the Mohicans" – 4:09
  5. "Lost and Found" (Gerritsen, Hay) – 4:00
  6. "Twilight Zone" (Kooymans) – 7:58
  7. "Chargin' Up My Batteries" – 4:17
  8. "Secrets" (Hay) – 4:04

Credits[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Shell Schellekens
  • Engineer: John Kriek
  • Digital mastering: Dick Van Leeuwen
  • Horn arrangements: Hans Hollestelle
  • Photography: Harold Edgerton, Kees Tabak
  • Lettering: Koos O.

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1983 Top LPs & Tape (Billboard) 24

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Twilight Zone" Top Tracks (Billboard) 1
1983 "Twilight Zone" Billboard Hot 100 10
1983 "The Devil Made Me Do It" Billboard Hot 100 79