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Cheap Trick at Budokan (Telecaster content within)

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Alex W, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Alex W

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    One of my fave bands!

     
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    My 2nd ever concert was Cheap Trick on this tour. I was 11 and it was perfect. They just released a live album from 1977 and 78 on streaming services that is absolutely killer.
     
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    We saw them last Valentine's Day at the Capitol in Port Chester NY. The place had balconies, and Steve Van Zandt was sitting in one of them. For one song, Neilsen ran up to the balcony and handed his guitar off to Steven, who did the solo.

    They still rock the house. Such total pros.

    - D
     
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    While we’re at it, watch Rick Nielsen abuse a strat here

     
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    Cheap Trick has always brought it. So many bands site them as an influence.
    They toured with Journey and Def Leppard , two years ago. I was most excited to see Cheap Trick again. They Never disappoint live
     
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    I'm struggling to remember the story of Robin's white Tele from Live At Budokan, but I seem to recall that it was
    Rick Nielsen's
    and,
    a 1951 or 1952 model.

    But I can't remember where I heard that.

    :(
     
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    Probably the hardest working band in show business.
    I love their stuff and have since Budokan.
     
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    I can’t count how many times I’ve seen Cheap Trick since the 1st time in 1978, I know it’s over 20 times though... Here is a shot pre-show from The Honda Center in Anaheim, CA in 2016, when they played with Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on the “Rock Hall Three for All” tour. One of the best “Live” bands you’ll ever see.

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    Bar down one of the best rock’n’roll bands ever. Love Cheap Trick.
     
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    You are correct on both accounts. I have a book of Guitar Aficionado articles. That Tele is featured.
     
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    Didn't one of them have a collection of 200 guitars, or something?
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    Yep, Rick Nielsen has a large collection...
     
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    I was at this show in Brooklyn. Jason Faulkner and Roger Manning from Jellyfish provided reinforcements. Great show.




    - D
     
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    Rick Neilsen's parents owned a music store in Rockford, IL, and Rick started collecting early.

    A couple of years before the first Trick album came out, Rick sold Jeff Beck a Les Paul.

    He's owned thousands of guitars over the years. No surprise he'd have a couple hundred guitars in his collection.

    That's a big part of a Trick show. I always check out the stage because they've always got something cool and vintage out there, and the guitars are always impressive. It's like a guitar show with a soundtrack.

    - D
     
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    Very funny! :lol:
     
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    Meet and Greet 2015 @ The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

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    I too saw Cheap Trick as my second ever concert, around age 11 (I don't remember exactly), and it was probably the same tour. The Romantics were the opening act and they killed it, too. It set the bar high for a good concert experience.
     
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    I saw them around the time of at Budokan too. Great band. Rick Neilson is a great songwriter.
     
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