Cut (Golden Earring album)

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Cut
Golden Earring - Cut.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1982
GenreHard rock
Length38:35
LabelCapitol, 21/Polygram (US) Mercury
ProducerShell Schellekens
Golden Earring chronology
2nd Live
(1981)
Cut
(1982)
N.E.W.S.
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

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 (it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.)

The album's cover image is the 1964 photo Cutting the Card Quickly taken by M.I.T. Professor "Doc" Edgerton showing the jack of diamonds playing card being shredded by a bullet. The image 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 and video saw limited airplay in the United States, because its lyrics contain 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

Personnel[edit]

Golden Earring[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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A.. Cut at AllMusic