Happy 73, Rick Nielsen!

Rich_S

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Hamer through Rivers-modded Deluxe Reverbs, mostly.

Coincidentally, I had Dream Police and Heaven Tonight playing ion the car today. Meanwhile, back in my home office/studio:

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Rick Nielsen changed my life the first time I saw Cheap Trick live. Touring behind Heaven Tonight, they were still just openers on the East Coast. They opened a triple bill at the Philly Spectrum: Cheap Trick, Sweet, and Foghat. CT blew the more-established bands off the stage. That night, I realized that dorks can rock, too. You don't have to be a "golden god" (to borrow Cameron Crowe's term from "Almost Famous"). I've been a rockin' dork ever since.
 
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SnidelyWhiplash

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I've been a fan since Budokan. I remember looking at the inside gatefold vinyl album & just dreaming of owning a Hamer Standard. About 25 years later, I did. RN was the epitome of cool with one. I looked like a corpulent Caucasian, just plain goofy. :p

So much for dreaming... :(
 




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