The Cars - Shake It Up (1981) (MFSL)
New Wave | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
MFSL UDCD 788 | rem: 2009 | 288Mb
By augmenting their sound with more synthesizers, electronics, and drum machines, the Cars' fourth release, Shake It Up, helped bridge their hard rock-based early work (1978's The Cars) with the futuristic-pop direction of 1984's Heartbeat City. The band's sound may have been evolving with each succeeding album, but Ric Ocasek was still writing compelling new wave compositions despite all the change, many of which would ultimately become rock & roll standards.