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Episode 75:
Cheap Trick


Would have loved to hear The Flame but I know you only have so much time together. Once again, perfection.
- posted by MichiganMomma - May 28, 2016
A friend of mine told me you were doing a few shows online and I was like. No he has his own club. He doesn't owe us anything anymore. He said "I don't know might want to check it out". That was 2 weeks ago. And I'm checking it out now and yippee. Thank you for coming back for whatever period. And thank you Cheap Trick for this great gig! Best too you all!
- posted by martymar - May 27, 2016
Legendary stuff.
- posted by Metragnome1965 - May 25, 2016
Just when I thought it couldn't get better... Daryl, I am 51 years old and didn't pay attention to your talent growing up, my mistake, and apologies. This show made me cry like a baby. All your shows, oy-vay, Amazing, Rick
- posted by washburn100 - May 21, 2016
First I would like to say welcome back Sara. Daryl, I know you are working on a new album. If it hasn't been wrapped up or you're still tweaking the CD, can you write a song with my name, ok, my name is Maria. You're the best songwriter/singer. Where angels fear to fly. A DH lyric Feed your dreams and starve your fears, lyric from a different artist Those are some lyrics I like to quote, not for the song that you might write or not. Thanks Daryl
- posted by Sealevel1 - May 21, 2016
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Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick is part of the very fiber of American music, inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, their own special brand of mischievous wit and maximum rock ‘n’ roll. Frontlined since 1974 by Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), and Tom Petersson (bass guitar), the Rockford, IL-born band is set to impact still another era with the spectacular new BANG ZOOM CRAZY...HELLO, their 17th studio collection and first in more than five years. Co-produced by Cheap Trick and GRAMMY® Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball), songs like “Heart On The Line” and the turbulent first single, “When I Wake Up Tomorrow,” are deeply connected to the band’s own irrepressible history just as they accelerate their trademark sound and vision into the now. The glorious “Long Time No See Ya” marks another in a long line of salutations spanning “ELO Kiddies” and “Hello There” to “Goodnight” and “Say Goodbye,” while the piledriving “Do You Believe Me” showcases dueling solos from Nielsen and six-string icon Wayne Kramer – a milestone meeting of the long established Midwestern mutual appreciation society between Cheap Trick and the mighty MC5. BANG ZOOM CRAZY...HELLO prove Cheap Trick to be as energetic and idiosyncratically irresistible as ever before, a callback to their classic canon yet somehow as inventive and exciting as a bunch of crazy kids just coming out of the garage.

“We wanted to make something that was new and fresh but also going back to our 70s sound and feel,” Zander says, “this Midwestern rock band that’s got a hard edge but still plays pop music.”

“It’s loud and it’s noisy,” Nielsen says, “which is exactly what we are. It sounds like there’s a lot going on but really it’s just a three piece band with a great singer.”

Cheap Trick are of course a indisputable institution, beloved for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, powerhouse pop rock ‘n’ roll. The constant core of the band remains one of a kind – three guys, four chords, and tunes that will last in perpetuity, from “He’s A Whore,” “California Man” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me” and the worldwide #1 hit single, “The Flame.”

“The songs are why everybody knows Cheap Trick,” Nielsen says. “We have some good songs. ‘I Want You To Want Me” has been around for 40 years but people still love it. And even if you’re sick of it, it’s over in three minutes! The songs are still relevant, they still have the right words and the right emotion to move 99% of all humans.”
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