Shock (album)

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Shock
The Motels Shock.jpg
Studio album by The Motels
Released August 1985 (1985-08)[1]
Recorded 1984–85
Genre New wave
Length 43:18
Label Capitol
Producer Richie Zito
The Motels chronology
Little Robbers
(1983)Little Robbers1983
Shock
(1985)
Clean Modern and Reasonable
(2007)Clean Modern and Reasonable2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Shock is the fifth studio album by new wave band The Motels. It was recorded during 1984 and 1985, and released in August 1985. It sold approximately 400,000 copies in the United States.

Singles released from this album include the American Top 30 hit, "Shame," and its follow-up, "Shock", as well as an Australia-only release, "Icy Red", that did not chart. "Shame" reached No. 21 on Billboard's Hot 100 listing.[3] Both songs were aided by popular music videos.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shock" (Martha Davis, Scott Thurston) – 4:30
  2. "Shame" (Davis) – 4:12
  3. "Hungry" (Davis) – 4:21
  4. "Annie Told Me" (Davis, Brian Glascock) – 4:22
  5. "Icy Red" (Davis) – 4:32
  6. "New York Times" (Davis) – 3:58
  7. "State of the Heart" (Davis, Guy Perry, Richie Zito) – 4:44
  8. "My Love Stops Here" (Davis, Marty Jourard, Michael Goodroe) – 3:47
  9. "Cries and Whispers" (Davis, Zito, Davitt Sigerson) – 4:11
  10. "Night by Night" (Davis) – 4:41

Singles[edit]

"In the Jungle" (Capitol Records #9241) Released: 27 Sep 1984 (song is also the B-Side to the single "Shock")
"Shame" (Capitol Records #5497) Released: 3 Jul 1985 Charts: Australia #18 / US #21 / US-FM #10 / US-Dance #14
"Shock" (Capitol Records #5529) Released: Oct 1985 Charts: US #84
"Icy Red" (Capitol Records AU#CP-1698) Released: 1985 (Australia only)

Personnel[edit]

Credits are taken from the cassette's liner notes.[4]

The Motels[edit]

  • Martha Davis – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Guy Perry (aka Adrian Peritore) – lead guitar
  • Marty Jourard – keyboards, saxophone
  • Michael Goodroe – bass
  • Brian Glascock – drums, percussion
  • Scott Thurston – keyboards, guitar

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Credits are taken from the cassette's liner notes.[4]

  • Produced by Richie Zito
  • Engineered by Michael Frondelli, Mick Guzauski, David Leonard
  • Additional recordings by Dave Connors
  • Assistant engineering by Sam Taylor, Peter Doell
  • Mixing engineered by Michael Frondelli
  • Additional synthesizer programming by Arthur Barrow, Gary Chang
  • Art direction by Roy Kohara
  • Design by John O'Brien
  • Photography/illustration by Tony Viramontes[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Motels Information Site - Albums
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/shock-mw0000191088
  3. ^ "Billboard - Chart History - The Motels". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Shock (Cassette liner). The Motels. Hollywood, California: Capitol Records. 1985. 4XJ-12378. 
  5. ^ Rhys-Morgan, Dean. Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of 1980's Fashion Illustrator Tony Viramontes, London: Lawrence King Publishing Ltd., 2013 ISBN 978-1-78067-3073