Shakin' the Cage

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Shakin' the Cage
Studio album by
Released16 June 1992
GenreRock, blues-rock
ProducerMick Fleetwood, Billy Thorpe
The Zoo chronology
I'm Not Me
Shakin' the Cage
Total Drumming

Shakin' the Cage is an album by Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood's spin-off band The Zoo, released in June 1992. The album features Bekka Bramlett who would join Fleetwood Mac the following year as well as two of Fleetwood Mac's touring musicians; Isaac Asante and Brett Tuggle. [1] The title track was co-written by then-Fleetwood Mac member Billy Burnette. The album was chiefly written by Australian star Billy Thorpe who features in the band.

Bekka Bramlett's parents Delaney and Bonnie featured on the album's closing track In Your Hands. Delaney Bramlett co-wrote the track God Created Woman and former Delaney and Bonnie bassist Kenny Gradney, best known for his work with Little Feat, played on How Does It Feel.

Track listing[edit]

1."Reach Out"Billy Thorpe5:19
2."God Created Woman"Delaney Bramlett, Billy Thorpe4:51
3."Night Life"Billy Thorpe6:01
4."Shakin' the Cage"Billy Burnette, Billy Thorpe4:15
5."Voodoo"Billy Thorpe7:26
6."How Does It Feel"Billy Thorpe4:17
7."The Night and You"Billy Thorpe4:19
8."Takin' It Out to the People"Billy Thorpe4:33
9."Breakin' Up"Billy Thrope4:57
10."In Your Hands"Billy Thorpe6:17


Shakin' the Cage/Takin' It Out to the People

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock 19


  • Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion
  • Bekka Bramlett – vocals
  • Billy Thorpe – synthesizer, rhythm guitar, percussion, vocals[2]
  • Gregg Wright – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Lilly – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Brett Tuggle – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Isaac Asante – percussion on "In Your Hands"
  • Delaney & Bonnie – backing vocals on "In Your Hands"
  • Kenny Gradney – bass guitar on "How Does It Feel"


  • Produced by Mick Fleetwood and Billy Thorpe
  • Engineered by Billy Thorpe, Ken Allardyce, Rail Jon Rogut, Bob Loftus, Eric Rudd, Allen Sides


  1. ^ Adelson, Martin E. "The Penguin Discography: In Your Hands". Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Shakin' the Cage - The Zoo - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 November 2017.