A rough and ready garage band with a cult following and previous releases on A&M and Stony Plain/RCA.  The Reds® are now a two-piece (Rick Shaffer on guitar and vocals, Bruce Cohen on keyboards, and for this album, guest drummer, Mike Spain).

Better still, the band has enlisted the UK's Mike Thorne's production services for this five-cut mini-album, and now they have a commercial shot.  It's tense and powerful stuff — alternative radio stations will find "Laughing" and "Till The End" candidates for airplay.

∎ Shake Appeal was released in 1984 worldwide by Sire Records, re-released in 2013 worldwide by Warner Bros, and in 2014 by Tarock Music in the USA.