SHAKE APPEAL, by The Red®, originally released in 1984 by Sire Records, has been re-released by Tarock Music in the USA, and in all other worldwide territories by Warner Music Group.
Shake Appeal was the first album released by The Reds® after bass player, Jim Peters, and drummer, Tommy Geddes, left the band leaving founding members, Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen, to go forward as a duo.
Shake Appeal, is named after the track on the Raw Power album, recorded by one of their musical influences, Iggy Pop. The results are best exemplified on tracks Laughing, Waiting For You, and the closer Beat Away which has a booming Joy Division feel propelled by Shaffer’s haunting vocals and disturbing lyrics.
Waiting For You was in the Tri-Star film, Band Of The Hand, as well as being included on the film soundtrack album, released by MCA Records. Director, Michael Mann, used three tracks in his ground breaking show, Miami Vice, because Shake Appeal was then, and still is, the definitive sound and atmosphere of the 1980’s.
It’s time to listen to Shake Appeal again with today’s ears.
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