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Cheap Trick

Formed: 1975 in Rockford, IL
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Robin Zander, Jon Brant, Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
Biography: Combining a love for British guitar pop songcraft with crunching power chords and a flair for the absurd, Cheap Trick provided the necessary links between '60s pop, heavy metal, and punk. Led by guitarist Rick Nielsen, the band's early albums were filled with highly melodic, well-written songs that drew ...Read full biography
At Budokan
Released: 1979
Label: Sony Music Distribution
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While their records were entertaining and full of skillful pop, it wasn't until At Budokan that Cheap Trick's vision truly gelled. Many of these songs, like "I Want You to Want Me" and "Big Eyes," were ...Read full review
Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert
Released: 1979
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At Budokan was the pivotal album for Cheap Trick, the one that made them stars. The louder, harder-rocking versions of such Rick Nielsen classics as "I Want You to Want Me" and "Come On, Come On" connected ...Read full review