Gimme Some Slack

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"Gimme Some Slack"
Single by The Cars
from the album Panorama
B-side "Don't Go to Pieces"
Released January 5, 1981 (1981-01-05)
Format 7"
Recorded 1980
Genre New wave
Length 3:32
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Ric Ocasek
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker
The Cars singles chronology
"Don't Tell Me No"
(1980)
"Gimme Some Slack"
(1981)
"Shake It Up"
(1981)

"Gimme Some Slack" is a song by the American rock band The Cars from the album Panorama, and became a single in 1980. The song was written by bandleader Ric Ocasek.

Details[edit]

Allmusic reviewer Greg Prato stated ""Gimme Some Slack" proved to be a fierce rocker." The single did not chart.

B-side[edit]

The song's B-side titled "Don't Go To Pieces", features Benjamin Orr on lead vocals. The song can be described as one of their more punk-oriented tracks, but with a perfect blend of soft rock, it includes rare backing vocals from lead guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes singing "You can make the switch, you can have your wish", followed by the band joining and singing the chorus "don't go to pieces, b-b-b-baby."

References[edit]

  1. http://allmusic.com/album/panorama-r3401
  2. Lyric's to "Don't Go To Pieces."

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