Cheap Trick


Cheap Trick was formed in 1973 by Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos, and Rick Nielsen. The original lead singer was Randy “Xeno” Hogan, but left not too long after the band was formed and Robin Zander replaced him. Their first demo was recorded in 1975 and in 1976 they signed a deal with Epic Records. Their first album called Cheap Trick wasn’t a commercial success and nothing on the album made the charts at the time.

Oddly enough, it wasn’t until their tour in Japan that the band started to become popular. They released their live album Cheap Trick at Budokan and it ended up becoming so in demand that Epic Records released it in the United States in 1979. It was that album that turned the band into an international hit.


Rock, hard rock, power pop


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Cheap Trick – Released: February 1977
In Color – Released: September 1977
Heaven Tonight – Released: May 24, 1978
Dream Police – Released: September 21, 1979
Cheap Trick at Budokan – Released: October 8, 1978 (Japan)
February 1979 (U.S.)
All Shook Up – Released: October 24, 1980
One on One – Released: April 30, 1982
Next Position Please – Released: August 15, 1983
Standing on the Edge – Released: July 19, 1985
The Doctor – Released: November 1986
Lap of Luxury – Released: April 12, 1988
Busted – Released: June 27, 1990
Woke Up with a Monster – Released: March 4, 1994
Cheap Trick – Released: April 29, 1997
Special One – Released: July 22, 2003
Rockford – Released: June 6, 2006
The Latest – Released: June 23, 2009
Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello – Released: April 1, 2016
We’re All Alright! – Released: June 16, 2017
Christmas Christmas – Released: October 20, 2017


Surrender – Cheap Trick


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