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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick Biography

Biography

Cheap Trick is a U.S. rock/power pop band from Rockford, Illinois, that gained popularity in the late 1970s. The band members are Rick Nielsen (guitarist and main songwriter), Bun E. Carlos (born Brad Carlson) (drums), Robin Zander (vocals and guitars), and Tom Petersson (bass guitar). Though they have had only brief flirtations with mainstream success, Cheap Trick has held a substantial following through regular touring and a hard-edged yet blissful pop sound that combines the tunefulness of The Beatles with the speed and energy of punk rock. The band's biggest hits over the years include "I Want You To Want Me", "Surrender", "Dream Police", "Don't Be Cruel" (a cover of Elvis Presley's hit), and "The Flame". Their most recent release, The Latest, has gained critical acclaim. Nielsen and Petersson originally formed the group as "Fuse" in 1967, with Carlos joining the group several years later; however, when Zander joined as vocalist in 1972, the group was renamed Cheap Trick. Zander is considered one of the best rock vocalists. Tom Petersson was known for playing custom made 8, 12, and even a 18 string custom bass made by Modulus for Tom in 1981. Studio albums (1977) Cheap Trick aka Cheap Trick (1977) (1977) In Color (1978) Heaven Tonight (1979) Dream Police (1980) All Shook Up (1980) Found All The Parts (1982) One on One (1983) Next Position Please (1985) Standing on the Edge (1986) The Doctor (1988) Lap of Luxury (1990) Busted (1994) Woke Up With A Monster (1997) Cheap Trick aka Cheap Trick (1997) (2003) Special One (2006) Rockford (2009) The Latest Live albums (1978) At Budokan (1998) At Budokan: the Complete Concert (1999) Music for Hangovers (2001) Silver

Cheap Trick Metal Albums

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★★★★½

Within months of the U.S. release of Budokan, originally intended only for the Japanese fans who’d made them superstars half a world away, tongue-in-cheek rockers Cheap Trick [...]

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★★★★★

Within months of the U.S. release of Budokan, originally intended only for the Japanese fans who’d made them superstars half a world away, tongue-in-cheek rockers Cheap Trick [...]

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★★★★½

Within months of the U.S. release of Budokan, originally intended only for the Japanese fans who’d made them superstars half a world away, tongue-in-cheek rockers Cheap Trick [...]

At Budokan Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Japanese Limited Edition in an LP-STYLE Slipcase.

At Budokan Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Full title – Burning Down The Opera House – Live. Double live album in luxury digibook format recorded in 2001 and 2002. Includes 16 tracks with [...]

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