Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for 5.99
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Shake It Up [CASSETTE]

The Cars Audio Cassette
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Buy the MP3 album for 5.99 at the Amazon Digital Music Store.

Amazon's The Cars Store


Image of album by The Cars


Image of The Cars


Move Like This, The Cars’ first album of new music in many years, is a vibrant and ingenious collection that expertly extends their already extraordinary canon. Retooling innovative art rock, sleek New Wave, and punchy power pop in their own idiosyncratic image, The Cars’groundbreaking sonic approach continues to influence artists and airwaves today. Singer/guitarist Ric Ocasek ... Read more in Amazon's The Cars Store

Visit Amazon's The Cars Store
for 34 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Label: Wea Corp
  • ASIN: B00000EK8Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

1. Since You're Gone
2. Shake It Up
3. I'm Not the One
4. Victim of Love
5. Cruiser
6. Dream Away
7. This Could Be Love
8. Think It Over
9. Maybe Baby

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stirred 25 April 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After their superb debut, The Cars went into decline. 'Candy-O' was a good album lacking a killer track while 'Panorama' lacked direction. 'Shake It Up' saw the band going back to simple pop and contains two outstanding songs, the title track, which is an infectious, upbeat item, and the ballad, 'I'm Not The One'. All five of the tracks on the first side of the original LP are winners. The remaining four songs, however, represent a drop in quality. They tend to be unimaginative and too reliant on synths. 'This Could Be Love' is probably the best of the bunch. The last two tracks, incidentally, are Ric Ocasek songs, not covers of the Buddy Holly hits. Overall, 'Shake It Up' is worth getting if you like their first album.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD

By the time "Shake It Up" appeared in November 1981, THE CARS had produced a stunning self-titled debut album in 1978 but followed it with two albums "Candy-O" (1979) and "Panorama" (1980) which left some fans feeling cold and cheated. "Shake It Up" restored some of that original faith (it peaked at Number 9 in the USA). I bought it on holiday in New York at the time and have played the thing to buggery ever since.

Which brings us to this expensive and exclusive MFSL Original Master Recording issue. Released late January 2010 in the USA on Mobile Fidelity UDCD 788 (40:53 minutes) - it features mini-LP repro artwork (a hard-card gatefold sleeve) and is a limited numbered edition (numbered in gold lettering on the rear). It's been mastered from the 1st generation mastertapes by ROB LoVERDE at Mobile Fidelity's Sound Labs in Sebastopol in California using their patented GAIN 2 SYSTEM. The disc is a GOLD ULTRADISC II CD - itself housed in a gauze inner sleeve for protection. This is then cleverly wrapped in a black and gold gatefold card-protector (the wording on both sides explain MFSL's remastering process and the company's 30-year history in Audiophile Pressings). Beside that is an 8-page booklet - which essentially mimics the inner lyric bag of the original Elektra Records LP.

Cars fans will know that only 4 of its 9 tracks have been remastered before - "Shake It Up", "Since You're Gone", "I'm Not The One" and "Cruiser" on the 1995 "Just What I Needed" 2CD Anthology. The 5CD mini box set issued by Rhino in 2010 didn't carry a remaster either - this is first time the entire album has been given a sonic overhaul and it sounds fantastic.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shake it up 24 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
If all you know of The Cars is their debut album then this one may come as a bit of a disappointment. However if you explore further and if you liked their subsequent albums, such as Candy O, Panorama and Heartbeat City, then you really should have this one to boost your collection.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'A Return To Form' 23 Mar 2007
By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
After the relatively dissapointing 'Panorama' album, 'Shake It Up' somewhat restored fans belief in the band. Though not quite up to the standard of their debut or 'Candy O', this album contains it's own bona-fide Cars classics in the shape of the all too short 'Since You're Gone' and the massive U.S hit title track. Also great are 'I'm Not The One', 'Victim Of Love' and 'This Could Be Love'. As for the rest of the set, 'A Dream Away' takes a few listens but grows on you, 'Think It Over' is typical Cars but not quite their best and 'Maybe Baby' an average album track, still, on the whole album only the dull 'Cruiser' is a dissapointment. If you liked the first two albums you should get this, I think you'll like it!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Last throw of the dice for New Wave 23 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD
While the thrid album Panorama disappointed many at the time ( looking back today it is worth revisiting) , this their fourth album was generally regarded as a partial at least return to form. In sound, style and production it blends better with a progression from the first two albums.

As well as the album picture covers the lyrics on Cars album more often than not focus on women and on Shake It Up the message is little more cynical. The opener Since You've Been Gone dealing with life after a failed relationship is a mid tempo track with melancholy lyrics. This Could Be Love is a dark even menacing track right from the outset with a brooding base guitar and sequencer line. The narrator was and probably still is a sexual predator who requires his latest partner to say that it could be love. A Dream Away predates a sound/vocal delivery later imitated by INXS. The album closes with two of my favourite Cars tracks. Think It Over is up tempo power pop with the chorus line "think it over" sung in harmony by the backing vocalists. This track cross fades into Maybe Baby - some of the lyrics in the verses are oblique which adds to the mystery about the woman who you can fall for but who will always remain an unobtainable dream. Haven't we all been there?.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category