History Music / CheapTrick

23rd May '16 11:46:51 PM DavidDelony
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* CoverVersion: Their live version of Music/FatsDomino's "Ain't That a Shame", from ''Budokan'', remains one of their biggest radio songs. ''Heaven Tonight'' has a cover of The Move's "California Man". "Don't Be Cruel", the follow-up single to "The Flame" from ''Lap of Luxury'', is a cover of the Music/ElvisPresley classic, and went all the way to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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* CoverVersion: Their live version of Music/FatsDomino's "Ain't That a Shame", from ''Budokan'', remains one of their biggest radio songs. ''Heaven Tonight'' has a cover of The Move's "California Man". "Don't Be Cruel", the follow-up single to "The Flame" from ''Lap of Luxury'', is a cover of the Music/ElvisPresley classic, and went all the way to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. They recorded a version of Music/BigStar's "In The Street" as the theme song for ''Series/That70sShow'' as "That '70s Song".
21st Dec '15 3:37:41 AM Doug86
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* ThePowerOfRock: ''RockAndRule''

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* ThePowerOfRock: ''RockAndRule''''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule''
21st Dec '15 3:36:52 AM Doug86
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Cheap Trick created a substantial fan base through a hard-edged yet melodic pop sound that combines the tunefulness of Music/TheBeatles with the speed and energy of PunkRock, making them probably the most popular PowerPop band. Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame." Cheap Trick also performed the theme song "That '70s Song" for ''Series/That70sShow'' from the second season onward and the theme song "Baby Muggles" for ''Series/TheColbertReport''. Songs by the band even appear in two of the cult animated films of the early 1980s, ''RockAndRule'' with "Born to Raise Hell" and "Send Love Through" with [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]] and ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' with "Reach Out".

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Cheap Trick created a substantial fan base through a hard-edged yet melodic pop sound that combines the tunefulness of Music/TheBeatles with the speed and energy of PunkRock, making them probably the most popular PowerPop band. Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame." Cheap Trick also performed the theme song "That '70s Song" for ''Series/That70sShow'' from the second season onward and the theme song "Baby Muggles" for ''Series/TheColbertReport''. Songs by the band even appear in two of the cult animated films of the early 1980s, ''RockAndRule'' ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' with "Born to Raise Hell" and "Send Love Through" with [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]] and ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' with "Reach Out".
29th Sep '15 12:50:19 AM Nettacki
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* RockBand: "Hello There" is ''Rock Band 2'''s intro song. Also, three of their hits were released for ''Rock Band 3'' as DLC (all of them from the ''At Budokan'' live album): "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me" and "Dream Police".

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* RockBand: "Hello There" is ''Rock Band 2'''s intro song. Also, three of their hits were released for ''Rock Band 3'' as DLC (all of them from the ''At Budokan'' live album): album except for the last one): "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me" and "Dream Police".
23rd Apr '15 12:08:12 PM Mdumas43073
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFsPO-ftbuw "I Want You to Want Me"]]
5th Mar '15 10:18:25 AM RisefromYourGrave
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Cheap Trick is an American rock[=/=]PowerPop band from Rockford, Illinois, that gained popularity in the late 1970s. The band consists of Robin Zander (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar, backing vocals), Tom Petersson (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Bun E. Carlos (drums, percussion).

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Cheap Trick '''Cheap Trick''' is an American rock[=/=]PowerPop band from Rockford, Illinois, that gained popularity in the late 1970s. The band consists of Robin Zander (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar, backing vocals), Tom Petersson (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Bun E. Carlos (drums, percussion).



Some of their famous songs include:
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yRRqxJHQmA Dream Police]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muhFxXce6nA The Flame]]'' - their sole #1 hit.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8qMLWpzwPc If You Want My Love]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADWG6EXrbcE She's Tight]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sAm5UCJ9vA Surrender]]'' - probably their most widely recognized song.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUK0mrVVxg8 That's 70's Song]]''- A cover of Music/BigStar's "In the Street"
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqCG8hFpHz4 Can't Stop Falling In Love]]''

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Some !!Some of their famous songs include:
* ''[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yRRqxJHQmA Dream Police]]''
"Dream Police"]]
* ''[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muhFxXce6nA The Flame]]'' "The Flame"]] - their sole #1 hit.
* ''[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8qMLWpzwPc If "If You Want My Love]]''
Love"]]
* ''[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADWG6EXrbcE She's Tight]]''
"She's Tight"]]
* ''[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sAm5UCJ9vA Surrender]]'' "Surrender"]] - probably their most widely recognized song.
* ''[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUK0mrVVxg8 That's "That's 70's Song]]''- Song"]] - A cover of Music/BigStar's "In the Street"
* ''[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqCG8hFpHz4 Can't "Can't Stop Falling In Love]]''in Love"]]



This band has examples of:

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This !!This band has examples of:



* RealSongThemeTune: Series/That70sShow. The theme song, "That 70's Song", is a loose cover of "In the Street" by Music/BigStar.

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* RealSongThemeTune: Series/That70sShow.''Series/That70sShow''. The theme song, "That 70's Song", is a loose cover of "In the Street" by Music/BigStar.



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: One of the most common praises of ''At Budokan'' is that it presents the respective songs in a comparatively "raw", energetic fashion in comparison with Tom Werman's "overproduction" on that period's albums (something which even the band members criticised for ''In Color''). For example, compare the album and live versions of "Surrender": the live one nearly drowns out the synth, cranks up the guitars, gives the drums more punch and ''still'' includes really loud audience cheering, adding to the atmosphere. The ''In Color'' version of "I Want You To Want Me" was released as a single and never charted in the USA, but the ''Budokan'' version of "I Want You To Want Me" was released as a single, peaked at #7 and became one of their best-selling singles.

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: One of the most common praises of ''At Budokan'' is that it presents the respective songs in a comparatively "raw", energetic fashion in comparison with Tom Werman's "overproduction" on that period's albums (something which even the band members criticised criticized for ''In Color''). For example, compare the album and live versions of "Surrender": the live one nearly drowns out the synth, cranks up the guitars, gives the drums more punch and ''still'' includes really loud audience cheering, adding to the atmosphere. The ''In Color'' version of "I Want You To Want Me" was released as a single and never charted in the USA, but the ''Budokan'' version of "I Want You To Want Me" was released as a single, peaked at #7 and became one of their best-selling singles.



** The band wised up to this starting in TheNineties (presumably the viciously criticised sound of ''The Doctor'' played a part), and all their albums since ''Woke Up With a Monster'' have returned to that kind of direct sound. They even re-recorded ''In Color'' with Music/SteveAlbini in 1998 to make it sound rawer, but said result was never officially released. [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes It did leak online though.]]

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** The band wised up to this starting in TheNineties (presumably the viciously criticised criticized sound of ''The Doctor'' played a part), and all their albums since ''Woke Up With a Monster'' have returned to that kind of direct sound. They even re-recorded ''In Color'' with Music/SteveAlbini in 1998 to make it sound rawer, but said result was never officially released. [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes It did leak online though.]]
29th Dec '14 8:16:21 PM bt8257
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Cheap Trick created a substantial fan base through a hard-edged yet melodic pop sound that combines the tunefulness of Music/TheBeatles with the speed and energy of PunkRock, making them probably the most popular PowerPop band. Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame." Cheap Trick also performed the theme song "That '70s Song" for ''{{That 70s Show}}'' from the second season onward and the theme song "Baby Muggles" for ''Series/TheColbertReport''. Songs by the band even appear in two of the cult animated films of the early 1980s, ''RockAndRule'' with "Born to Raise Hell" and "Send Love Through" with [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]] and ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' with "Reach Out."

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Cheap Trick created a substantial fan base through a hard-edged yet melodic pop sound that combines the tunefulness of Music/TheBeatles with the speed and energy of PunkRock, making them probably the most popular PowerPop band. Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame." Cheap Trick also performed the theme song "That '70s Song" for ''{{That 70s Show}}'' ''Series/That70sShow'' from the second season onward and the theme song "Baby Muggles" for ''Series/TheColbertReport''. Songs by the band even appear in two of the cult animated films of the early 1980s, ''RockAndRule'' with "Born to Raise Hell" and "Send Love Through" with [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]] and ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' with "Reach Out."
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Bands citing Cheap Trick as an influence include Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/{{Weezer}} and several dozen PowerPop bands. Kurt Cobain once said about Music/{{Nirvana}}: "We sound just like Cheap Trick, only the guitars are louder."

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Bands citing Cheap Trick as an influence include Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/{{Weezer}} and several dozen PowerPop bands. Kurt Cobain once said about Music/{{Nirvana}}: Nirvana: "We sound just like Cheap Trick, only the guitars are louder."



* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sAm5UCJ9vA Surrender]]'' - probably their most widely recognised song.

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sAm5UCJ9vA Surrender]]'' - probably their most widely recognised recognized song.



* AdultsAreUseless: Not really. Your momma's alright, your daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird...
** Plus, momma told me, yeah she told me, I'd meet girls like you -- and father did say, after all, that your mother's right; she's really up on things.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Not really. Your momma's Mommy's alright, your daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird...
** Plus, momma told me, yeah she told me, I'd meet girls like you -- and father did say, after all, that your mother's right; she's really up on things.
4th Sep '14 12:16:07 PM Mdumas43073
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* ArenaRock: They influenced the genre, and even dipped into it themselves during the ''Lap of Luxury'' era.

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* ArenaRock: They While much of their output is quirkier than that of the usual arena rockers, they influenced the genre, genre and even dipped into it themselves during the ''Lap of Luxury'' era.
4th Sep '14 12:14:28 PM Mdumas43073
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* ArenaRock: They influenced the genre, and even dipped into it themselves during the ''Lap of Luxury'' era.
15th Aug '14 11:35:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* BlackSheepHit: "The Flame", a ballad which was their only #1 hit in the US.
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