Cheap Trick is the first studio album released in 1977 by the American rock band Cheap Trick. It was their debut album for Epic Records, produced by Jack Douglas. The album did not reach the Billboard 200 chart but did "bubble under" at number 207 for one week in April 1977. Most of the songs have a more raw sound akin to hard rock bands of the period compared to the group's later more polished power pop style, and the song lyrics deal with more extreme subject matter than later albums.
They became a success with their self-titled debut, in which they started off their defining sound; the catchiness of The Beatles with the speed and energy of Punk rock. The Los Angeles Times proclaimed: "Cheap Trick gained fame by twisting the Beatlesque into something shinier, harder, more American. They have often been referred to in the Japanese press as the "American Beatles". Jon Brant 1981–1987, special guest and fill-in duties in 1999, 2004-05, & 2007 12-, 8-, 6-, 5- & 4-string electric basses, backing vocals.
More albums from Cheap Trick: Off The Record Special by Cheap Trick. Christmas Christmas by Cheap Trick. We’re All Alright! by Cheap Trick. Budokan II by Cheap Trick. Budokan! by Cheap Trick. Cheap Trick by Cheap Trick.
While the lead-off single "Scent of a Woman" was typical Cheap Trick fare, most of the album's tracks were acoustic-based. Two following singles "My Obsession" and "Too Much" were released. In 2014, Cheap Trick went on tour as special guests with rock group Boston behind Boston's new album, Life, Love & Hope. In 2015, the band toured extensively with Peter Frampton in the United States. On February 26, 2015, Robin Zander announced that the lawsuit was over.
Cheap Trick are promising a summer 2017 release for the follow up to 2016's 'Bang, Zoom, Crazy. We've been in the studio working on a new album," Cheap Trick confirmed today on Twitter. They "hope to have completed by spring and released at the beginning of summer 2017. Cheap Trick actually began work on new music almost immediately following Bang, Zoom, Crazy. We want to record a record every year and just keep them coming out – like in the old days when everybody had a record out every six months, us included. We’re writing all the time, so what good is it if those don’t come out? Since then, Cheap Trick have been on a hot streak. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, mounted a well-received tour with Joan Jett and Heart and made an appearance on PBS concert series Front and Center.
Epic Record Label; Album cover and record appear new; Gatefold cover; Track listing: Hello There; Come On Come On; Look Out; Big Eyes; Need Your Love; Ain't That A Shame; I Want You To Want Me; Surrender; Goodnight Now; Clock Strikes Ten. NM-/NM-.
Starting us off on the Top 10 Cheap Trick Songs List we have this little delight off the 1977 album, Cheap Trick. Driven by Bun E Carlos, whose drumming style can best be described as a guy bumming change on the subway, this song features everything we like about Cheap Trick: groovy guitars, good beats, and inane lyrics about God knows what. The second single off the Live at Budakon record, Ain’t That A Shame starts off with more Bun E Carlos magic, a theme you’ll see repeated over and over, then moves to a showcase of Rick Nielsen’s smarmy guitar work. Like him or not there is no denying that Nielsen wins the award for most character in his playing.
Cheap Trick's 3rd studio album "Heaven Tonight", is a classic all the way around. After their more pop album "In Color", they come out smokin' on this one. "Surrender", is one of their signature tunes, always liked the lyric "Mom And Dad Rolling On the Couch, Rolling Numbers, Got My Old Kiss Records Out". Love Tom Petersson's bass on "On Top of the World", the guitar rave-up, with a disturbing message about addiction. For me this is the album where Cheap Trick really put it all together and found the sound that they were looking for on their first two discs. It is a great mix of power pop, hard rock, and quirky songwriting that would make Cheap Trick a cut above many of their peers of the same era. "Heaven Tonight" is one of the band's best with every cut being strong. The album starts out with the classic "Surrender".
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|A||Clock Strikes 10 / All Wound Up / The Flame / California Man||15:29|
|B||Day Tripper / Don't Be Cruel / Space / No Mercy||13:50|
|C||Tonight It's You / Surrender / I Want You To Want Me||14:10|
|D||Stop This Game / Ghost Town / Dream Police / Hello There||13:37|
|88-46||Cheap Trick||Off The Record Special (2xLP, Transcription)||Westwood One Radio Network||88-46||US||1988|