Cheap Trick Cheap Trick on 180g Import LP from Speakers Corner
Cheap Trick proved that a band in the late-seventies could stay in the limelight over many years without having to reinvent rock ’n’ roll. Any band that wanted to survive as an opening act for such top bands as Queen, Kiss and Boston simply had to be either courageous, naive or put on a really good show.
That Cheap Trick brought their audiences to the boiling point in a suspiciously similar fashion to such groups as the Beatles, Hollies and Bee Gees, can now be relived by listening to their 1997 debut album. The boys from Illinois realized that a special magic lay in their early numbers and perform here the very best titles from their earlier live act, which are just as good today as in the past.
They really get down to business with their "playful, perverse lyrics" (Crawdaddy), which deal with anything from delicate to precarious issues ("Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School" and "He’s A Whore"). "Cheap Trick is not important for their great innovative qualities but for their considerable entertainment value," wrote music magazine Melody Maker and Cheap Trick lives up to that statement and then some.
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Track Listing:
1. Hot Love
2. Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace
3. He's A Whore
5. The Ballad Of T.V. Violence (I'm Not The Only Boy)
6. Elo Kiddies
7. Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School
8. Taxman, Mr. Thief
9. Cry, Cry
10. Oh, Candy