All Shook Up turns 40

All Shook Up turns 40

Cheap Trick release their fifth and quirkiest of albums on October 24, 1980. The album’s produced by the legendary George Martin. “Stop This Game” begins with the same droning note of “A Day In The Life” and is a dream for DJs across the land. “Baby Loves to Rock” features the line “Not in Russia!” with the sound of an airplane in the background, a subtle reference to “Back in the U.S.S.R.”

The Trick also give a nod and a wink to AC/DC in this album. “World’s Greatest Lover” has a similar intro to the one used on “Big Balls”, while Rick Nielsen wrote “Love Comes A-Tumblin’ Down” for the recently deceased Bon Scott.

 

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