Cheap Trick : Surrender

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So, back in the mid to late '80s, my friend/sort of girlfriend was hanging out in a bar with Robin Zander. She was a punk rock girl, but she had a knack for attracting all sorts of famous guys. She was probably edgier than any of the girls he normally hung out with. After drinking for a few hours, she asked if he had a band or was involved in any projects. It became an awkward moment, where he was saying that he had a band called Cheap Trick, and she was simultaneously saying "yeah, I know, I was asking if you are doing anything now...."

She's still a friend and I still love that classic Cheap Trick.
 

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I'm more of a metal head, but if I had to pick an all time favorite band, overall, ever. Like if deserted island with one record for the rest of your life...Cheap Trick! Yep.

EDIT: As in I have finished typing this a while ago, but can not leave this thread until the song finishes. Respect CT!
 

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Weird to hear this song without the Budokan craziness going on

This studio version, cut a year later, is even weirder to hear
 

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Growing up in the Quad Cities area of Iowa, I heard many stories of bands returning from a gig in Rockford with a story about meeting a member of Cheap Trick. Most of them centered around Rick Nielson on a Sunday morning and a breakfast joint near a hotel that a local promoter used to lodge bands.
 

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A band that sounds just as good today as when I first heard them as a kid. Their influence stretches far and wide for a reason
Top of the World
 

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I like chorus and I always have. It differs in other peoples heads and thats ok. I try not to date it. Like phaser, it can be new and fresh too.

Thanks for showing me a new to me tune.

Weird to hear this song without the Budokan craziness going on

This studio version, cut a year later, is even weirder to hear


I heard the Budokan version first. The “In Color” version doesn’t even sound like the same song.
 

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The “In Color” version doesn’t even sound like the same song.
I was sorely disappointed one night at a tavern when I played that song on the jukebox and it turned out to be that version. It's like they took an awesome song and just sucked all the coolness out of it
 

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Surrender and Dream Police have always been favorites

I change the station when I Want You to Want Me comes on. Too bubblegum for me.
 

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I bought the 1998 CD remaster of Heaven Tonight about a year ago, and I must say, Surrender is a good opening track. There are a lot of other good songs on that album---Auf Wiedersehen and Takin' Me Back are good examples of this.

Is Robin Zander such a skilled singer, or what??
 

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I was never a huge fan of theirs at the time...but...I've grown to like some of their stuff.
-- Zander --- underrated, he makes it look pretty effortless.
-- Nielson --- Also underrated, great live.
-- Bun --- One cool dude. Great drummer. At a time of excess... he was pretty minimal. *respect*
 




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