The Great Shakes
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The Great Shakes

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2003: The United Shakes of America (single - Want/Got received national commercial airplay including heavy rotation on WOXY 97X. Duty Free and Let it Go also received national airplay.

2004: In the Ballroom (single) medium rotation on WOXY 97X.


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“We do not have a past we only have a presence.” – The Great Shakes.

The Great Shakes debut EP The United Shakes of America ranked Number 79 on WOXY 97X's top 97 records of 2003.

WANT/GOT (song two off their debut EP) made it to number 1 on WOXY's Peoples Choice Countdown

Five different songs, including four off of The Great Shakes debut EP, have received airplay or been in rotation on WOXY 97X, XM RADIO, KCRW (Los Angeles), WorldSpace Satellite Radio (CMJ reporting Satellite Radio Station programmed by POGO WZZN DJ), Serbian radio show Breaking the Silence, plus many other Internet stations.

DUTY FREE (song one off their debut EP) made XM Radio's RADAR report, twice for most played songs of the week.

IN THE BALLROOM (the current single) spent over three months in medium rotation on WOXY 97X.

“If this EP (IN THE BALLROOM) is any indication of what's to come from The Great Shakes, it might be a good idea to set up a sleeping bag outside your local record shop and pre-order a few dozen copies of the band's pending release.” – Delusions of Adequacy 2/01/04

“Their debut EP is a five-song kick in the balls that explodes with attitude and the confident/cocky lead vocals of band mouthpiece, Darren.” – The TRIPWIRE 5/03

“The Shakes are the latest, greatest thing to shimmy up from the depths of the “new” New York scene: They're adept at bringing a smile to the face with glam-pop riffs, and equally proficient at slapping it off with punky aggression.” – Village Voice 4/9/03

“Take two parts trash and one part brash and mix it up in a South Detroit Punk Rock Trailer Park…” – Rob Sacher. Luna Lounge.

“They play rock n’ roll that is abrasive… take traditional 70’s punk like Johnny Thunders, Sex Pistols, and the pop sense of Generation X, then add elements of present day NYC” – 3/01/03

“The Great Shakes pressed all my Art-Punk buttons – Angular, edgy and just a little snotty.” – Non-Stop Pop ( 8/01/02

“If Iggy Pop fucked The Strokes.” – Renowned NewYorkCity Post, Past, Present, Future Garage-Punk-Rock DJ, KariBomb

“Detroit Trash Punk sound (BMRC)… Fast, furious with a name taken from a Keith Moon quote.” – Village Voice 3/11/03

“The Great Shakes exploded out of my stereo speakers with some of the sharpest and most vicious trash and punk rock I've heard from a young band in a long time... (They) seem to one-up a lot of their peers, however, because they manage to inject incredible dynamics and sonic depth into work that, all too often, depends solely on the mind-boggling fury of a crunchy two-guitar attack.” – DOA 4/28/03

“We stole everything we know.” – The Great Shakes>