Cheap Trick – All Shook Up (1980/2015) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Cheap Trick – All Shook Up (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:15 minutes | 745 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | @ Epic Records
Recorded: 1980, Air Studios, Montserrat and London

Cheap Trick’s first genuinely disappointing album (1979’s Dream Police wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t up to the level of the first four), 1980’s All Shook Up is pretty much a complete botch. Much of the blame belongs to producer George Martin, who, for all his brilliance, was simply a wrongheaded choice for these brash power poppers; his production style simply doesn’t translate. Unfortunately, primary songwriter Rick Nielsen has to shoulder his portion of the blame as well: the band’s sixth album in under four years shows that the guitarist is starting to run out of both hooks and interesting lyrics. Too many songs are based around half-baked braggadocio like “High Priest of Rhythmic Noise” and “World’s Greatest Lover,” without the snarky wit that elevated their earlier albums, and the tunes themselves are substandard boogie deficient in both head-bobbing riffs and singalong choruses. “Baby Loves to Rock” is a glad-handing rocker with a certain resemblance to T. Rex’s classic string of hits, but it’s not enough to save the album. -AllMusic Review by Stewart Mason

1. Stop This Game 03:57
2. Just Got Back 02:05
3. Baby Loves to Rock 03:17
4. Can’t Stop It But I’m Gonna Try 03:31
5. World’s Greatest Lover 04:52
6. High Priest of Rhythmic Noise 04:13
7. Love Comes a-Tumblin’ Down 03:08
8. I Love You Honey but I Hate Your Friends 03:50
9. Go for the Throat (Use Your Own Imagination) 03:04
10. Who D’King 02:18

Robin Zander, lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Rick Nielsen, lead guitar, backing vocals
Tom Petersson, bass, backing vocals
Bun E. Carlos, drums, percussion