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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ping-ping-clicka, Mar 28, 2020.
When it came to putting on a real rock and roll show, nobody could touch these guys.
+1 They were always loud as he** too.
I remember when they were new.
I played in a popular frat party band at the time.
It’s all the frat holes and sor, uh, girls wanted to hear.
I also remember an early rock rag critiquing them as
“Two nerds and two dolly boy rockers”.
Great band name : The Dolly Boy Rockers
So flippin' good... thanks for posting.
We saw them at the Capitol Theater on Valentine's Day. They still put on a great show. They walk out on stage and you just know you're in the presence of consummate pros.
I got free tickets to see them in the Orpheum Theater in Boston in the mid 80s. I remember how glorious and sad "If You Want My Love" sounded. "Sad" because he was singing his heart out but the venue, which only seats about 2,700, was no where close to full. But talk about a wall of sound.
Those boys still bring the party, playing live. They're the model for a thousand other rock bands.
I remember seeing that show when it was originally broadcast. IIRC, The Ramones also performed on that episode.
I saw Cheap Trick several times live during that time and met them a couple of times - once during a record store autograph event and once at one of their shows. My band did a Cheap Trick tribute show once around that time, with me dressed up as Rick Nielsen. Lots of fun.
I saw them in the late 70s in South Florida and again in August 85' at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center. At the second show, they opened for REO Speedwagon. Plenty of us walking out afterwards thought the promoter might have wanted to reconsider that order.
Great post. A true piece of rock and roll history. It is because of Cheap Trick that Hamer guitars and eight string basses would never be looked at the same.
Neilsen has a proper guitar collection.
IIRC REO Speedwagon doesn't do the contract at all if they aren't top billing.
Saw them open for Kiss in maybe 77? And a few years back open for Aerosmith.
I be always loved this song
Last time I was in Milwaukee ('12) he had a guitar/art related memorabilia thing going on in/near Rockford. I wish I had the time to get down there back then.
Great show. Guitars sound cleaner than they would later on. I see a BF Fender of some sort, guessing Robin's. I wonder what Rick is playing through here?
Saw them in 81 at a race way in Central WI. I was 18. It was so exciting. Great video. Thanks.