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Cheap Trick At Budokan

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  • I remember being a kid in the early eighties and I remember I used to wake up each sunday morning very early to take place in the most comfortable armchair in my parents living room where the stereo system was, putting on the headphones and play (Loud!) the records that made me crazy in those days. The hours that I spent there, were pure magic and I still remember them very clearly and with love. One of those records was just “At Budokan!” by Cheap Trick. So I am very fond to this album. It’s fantastic music, a sort of friendly american rock stravaganza, very melodic, songs that stuck on your head and remain there forever. The perfect blend of easy melodic hooks and simple but catchy arrangements made this album rightly legendary. Today I still listen to this album very much believe me. I prefer this version opposed to the Complete concert. I think it’s more powerful, briefer, but better. Less is more in this case. I think that the longer concert make this music to lose impact and add nothing major. It’s like Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and the new Redux edition. I prefer the original version. The redux edition is simply weaker even if half an hour longer. Go for the original release (maybe just in the better remastered edition), I’m talking about this version with ten songs. I really love this album, it is a special one. One of the easiest to love rock live album ever.

    Posted on March 7, 2010