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Cheap Trick- Dream Police 40th Anniversary- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

You may know the basic facts of Cheap Trick's live 1979 album At Budokan   which effectively started the Rockford quartet on a long road which  now travels through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unless you actually lived through it, there…

Cheap Trick- Need Your Love- Passaic NJ 12/78

Cheap Trick actually delayed their studio follow-up to the brilliant 1978 third album Heaven Tonight , not because of a lack of strong songs  written, but because their fluke live in-Japan- only release At Budokan  virtually blew up over…
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Cheap Trick- Live at Budokan 40th- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

Cheap Trick 40th anniversary of "Live at Budokan" US release, with Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander.

Cheap Trick- Best pt1- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

If you check out the reviews of Cheap Trick's first five albums, you will be seeing stars. On a maximum scale of five stars, the 1977 debut by Cheap Trick  receives AllMusic.com's highest rating, and the even more melodic, better sounding …

Cheap Trick- Come On, Come On/ Stiff Competition- Passaic NJ 12-8-78

Forty years ago this week, Cheap Trick was poised on the brink, but depending on what continent you were referencing, it could have been the brink of  Beatlemania-type mass popularity ( as in Japan that Summer 1978 ), or the brink of disaster…