Sunday, April 25, 2010

Awesome BAND of the Week

    Cheap Trick

    Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1974.

    The band consists of members Robin Zander (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar, backing vocals), Tom Petersson (electric bass, backing vocals), and Bun E. Carlos (drums, percussion).

    Current Band Members:

    Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano (1974–present)
    Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals (1974–present)
    Tom Petersson – electric bass, backing vocals (1974–1980, 1987–present)
    Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion (1974–present)
    Daxx Nielsen - drums, percussion (2010-present, touring only)

    Cheap Trick created a substantial fan base through its own brand of power pop music with a hard-edged yet melodic pop sound that combines the tunefulness of The Beatles with the speed and energy of punk rock.

    Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police", "If You Want My Love" and, "She's Tight".
    Studio Albums

    Cheap Trick (1977)
    In Color (1977)
    Heaven Tonight (1978)
    Dream Police (1979)
    All Shook Up (1980)
    Found All The Parts EP (2 live tracks, 2 studio tracks) (1980)
    One on One (1982)
    Next Position Please (1983)
    Standing on the Edge (1985)
    The Doctor (1986)
    Lap of Luxury (1988)
    Busted (1990)
    Woke Up With A Monster (1994)
    Cheap Trick (1997)
    Special One (2003)
    Rockford (2006)
    The Latest (2009).
    The band was also ranked #25 in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.Source URL:
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