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Artist: Cheap Trick

Title: Cheap Trick

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Category: Power Pop

Year: 1977/1998

Label: Epic

Catalog Number: EPC 81917


Rick Nielsen guitar
Robin Zander vocals
Tom Petersson bass
Bun E. Carlos drums

Re-issued in 1998 with 5 bonus tracks


1.  Hot Love  2:30
2.  Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace  4:35
3.  He's a Whore  2:43
4.  Mandocello  4:47
5.  The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I'm Not The Only Boy)  5:15
6.  ELO Kiddies  3:41
7.  Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School  4:44
8.  Taxman, Mr. Thief   4:16
9.  Cry, Cry  4:22
10.  Oh, Candy  3:07
11.  Lovin' Money bonus track  4:09
12.  I Want You To Want Me early studio version bonus track  2:43
13.  Lookout bonus track  3:30
14.  You're All Talk bonus track  3:31
15.  I Dig Go-Go Girls bonus track  3:06
Total Running Time:  56:59

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From: Jez Date: August 11, 2003 at 3:25
This debut was way ahead of it's time and still sounds fabulous today.Many bands were influenced by this and future releases. Why this band weren't/ aren't huge (outside of Japan) is a question that will always remain unanswered. An ultimate classic

From: John Date: August 11, 2003 at 12:38
People compared these guys to the Beatles for good reason. Zander nails McCartney (I think he does one better). The melodies are so infectious. I'm not a big ballad guy, but the mid tempo Mandocello is awesome.

From: vicrock Date: August 13, 2003 at 19:25
You cant belive it, a futuristic disc, is what Enuff snuff (a good group) will be, and is the sound of all the mediocrity contemporaneos do, like smashing pumkins. Its a super record

From: Harvey Date: November 26, 2003 at 18:04
Webmaster...you've used the wrong album cover, the above is their last but one album from the late nineties. Mind you, both albums are simply called "Cheap Trick" and they are both absolute corkers. Fantastic and criminally under valued band.

From: tele-thrasher Date: December 17, 2003 at 4:53
LIke Big Star's first few albums, it's a little tricky to understand just how ahead of its time this album was. Play "he's a whore" (their absolute best song) for anyone who doesn't own the album and they would just as likely think it's brand new, not 25 years old. I love Neilsen's backing vox. too. They fit his campy personality so well...and that's another thing that made this band so great, so post-modern. It wasn't jsut in their look, it was in their music too. Great song-writing here too.

From: Big Papa K Date: July 13, 2004 at 17:03
The debut by Cheap Trick does not sound like anything they have released since, but then again it did not sound like anything released at the time either. A fresh sounding power pop album that probably stands the test of time better than their other albums. 9/10

From: Metalhead66 Date: November 12, 2004 at 13:49
Oh man does this Rock!! This is a perfect blend of punk and hard rock!! I heard this from the day it was Released,and it is still great.Rick plays guitar like a madman,Robin's voice is so smooth and the Rhythm section is tighter than a nun's hmmm habit!9.5/10

From: edwithmj Date: May 7, 2011 at 10:12
Great Power Pop album! I'm fond of Taxman, ELO Kiddies and Mandocello.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 12, 2014 at 12:22
Pop Rock with some happy Punk melodies as well..Cheap Trick is a band you love to hate or vice versa ."Taxman,Mr Thief" & "Oh Candy" are my faves...tracks 1,3,5 & 6 also are good ones...this was a decent debut for Robin Zander & C.o ...75/100

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