Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cheap Trick: DoTM

Cheap Trick is a rock band that started in Rockford, Illinois in 1974. On VH1s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock they were ranked #25 and actually have a day named after them in the state of Illinois (April 1).

You can find out more about them at the following websites:

Official Cheap Trick website
Cheap Trick Wiki article

DISCOGRAPHY

Cheap Trick
Released in February 1977 by Epic Records.
Produced by Jack Douglas.
Band lineup:
Robin Zander - vocals, guitar; Rick Nielsen - guitar, vocals; Tom Petersson - bass guitar, vocals. Bun E Carlos - drums.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Oh Candy" and "ELO Kiddies"

In Color
Released in September 1977 by Epic.
Produced by Tom Werman.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"I Want You to Want Me" "Southern Girls" "Clock Strikes Ten" and "So Good To See You"
Notes:
This album was ranked #448 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003.

Heaven Tonight
Released in May 1978 by Epic.
Produced by Tom Werman.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Surrender" and "California Man"
Charts:
#48 on the Billboard 200

At Budokan
Live album released in October 1978 (in Japan) and February 1979 (in the United States) by Epic.
Produced by Cheap Trick.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10 (a 30th Anniversary Edition was released in 2008 as a 4-disc set)
Notes:
This album ranks #430 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003.

Dream Police
Released in September 1979 by Epic.
Produced by Tom Werman.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
Singles:
"Dream Police" "Voices" "Way of the World" and "I'll Be With You Tonight"
Charts:
#6 on the Billboard 200

All Shook Up
Released in October 1980 by Epic.
Produced by George Martin.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Everything Works If You Let It" "Stop This Game" and "World Greatest Lover"

One on One
Released in April 1982 by Epic.
Produced by Roy Thomas Baker.
Lineup changes:
Tom Peterson left the group and was replaced on bass by Jon Brant.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"If You Want My Love" "She's Tight" "Saturday at Midnight" and "I Want You"

Next Position Please
Released in August 1983 by Epic.
Produced by Todd Rundgren and Ian Taylor.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Dancing the Night Away" "I Can't Take It"
Charts:
#61 on the Billboard 200

Standing on the Edge
Released in October 1985 by Epic.
Produced by Jack Douglas.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Tonight Its You" "Little Sister" and "How About You"

The Doctor
Released in November 1986 by Epic.
Produced by Tony Platt.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Its Only Love" and "Kiss Me Red"

Lap of Luxury
Released in April 1988 by Epic.
Produced by Richie Zito.
Lineup changes:
Jon Brant was replaced by the returning original bassist Tom Petersson.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"The Flame" "Don't Be Cruel" "Ghost Town" "Never Had a Lot to Lose" and "All We Need is a Dream"

Busted
Released in June 1990 by Epic.
Produced by Richie Zito.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Can't Stop Falling in Love With You" "Wherever Would I Be" "If You Need Me" and "Back N Blue"

The Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in 1991 by Epic
Various producers
Tracks: 13
Charts:
#173 on Billboard 200

Woke Up with a Monster
Released in March 1994 by Warner Brothers Records.
Produced by Ted Templeman.
No lineup changes
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Woke Up with a Monster" "You're All I Wanna Do" "Girlfriends" "Never Run Out of Love" and "Didn't Know I Had It"

Sex, America, Cheap Trick
Box set released in 1996 by Epic
Various producers
4-Disc Set:
Disc 1 = 15 tracks
Disc 2 = 16
Disc 3 = 16 (this disc contains previously unreleased material)
Disc 4 = 17

Cheap Trick
Released in April 1997 by Red Ant Records.
Produced by Cheap Trick and Ian Taylor.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Say Goodbye" "Baby No More" and "Carnival Game"

Music for Hangovers
Live album released in June 1999 by Cheap Trick Unlimited.
Produced by Cheap Trick.
Tracks: 14

Authorized Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in August 2000 by Epic
Various producers
Tracks: 16

Silver
Live album released in February 2001 by Cheap Trick Unlimited.
Produced by Cheap Trick.
Tracks: 29

Special One
Released in July 2003 by Big3 Records.
Produced by Cheap Trick and Chris Shaw.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Scent of a Woman" "My Obsession" and "Too Much"

The Essential Cheap Trick
Compilation album released in March 2004 by Epic
Various producers
Tracks: 36

Rockford
Released in June 2006 by Big3.
Produced by Cheap Trick and Linda Perry.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Perfect Stranger" "If It Takes a Lifetime" and "Come On, Come On, Come On"
Charts:
#101 on the Billboard 200

The Latest
Released in June 2009 by Cheap Trick Unlimited.
Produced by Cheap Trick, Julian Raymond and Howard Willing.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13

Sgt Pepper Live
Live album released in August 2009 by Big3
Produced by Cheap Trick
No lineup changes (although they did perform on this album with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra)
Tracks: 14
Charts:
#83 on the Billboard 200

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3 comments:

  1. "Surrender" may very well be the greatest pop song ever written.

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  2. And although many have tried covering it, Cheap Trick still does it better than anyone!

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  3. Big Drill Car did a really good version of it and I saw the Roustabouts do a cover of it once live. That was bloody fantastic!

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