Cheap Trick

Also known as Cheaptrick
Members of Cheap Trick: Bun E. Carlos, Daxx Neilsen, Jon Brant (2), Peter Comita, Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.cheaptrick.com/, http://www.myspace.com/cheaptrick, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheap_trick

Discography of Cheap Trick:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 I Want You To Want Me 2 Audio 1978 Epic
2 The Greatest Hits 13 Audio 1991 Epic
3 I Want You To Want Me / Look Out 2 Audio 1979
4 Dream Police 9 Audio 1979-10-00 Epic
5 At Budokan 10 Audio 1979 Epic
6 The Greatest Hits 13 Audio 1991 Epic
7 The Flame 2 Audio 1988 Epic
8 Saturday At Midnight 2 Audio 1982 Epic
9 In Color And In Black And White 10 Audio 1977
10 Surrender 2 Audio 1979 Epic
11 Cheap Trick 10 Audio 1977 Epic
12 Authorized Greatest Hits 16 Audio 2000
13 The Greatest Hits 13 Audio 1991-00-00 Epic
14 Tonight It's You 2 Audio 1985 Epic
15 Lap Of Luxury 10 Audio 1988 Epic
16 Lap Of Luxury 10 Audio 1988
17 Cheap Trick 16 Audio 1998
18 Busted 11 Audio 1990 Epic
19 Budokan II 12 Audio 1993 Epic
20 Cheap Trick At Budokan 10 Audio Epic
21 Dream Police 9 Audio Epic
22 Everything Works If You Let It 2 Audio 1980
23 Samurai Rock Band 12 Audio 1977 Not On Label
24 Dream Police 9 Audio 1979
25 Ain't That A Shame / Elo Kiddies 2 Audio 1979 Epic
26 The Greatest Hits 14 Audio 2002-05-14 Epic
27 Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love 3 Audio 1990 Epic
28 In Color 16 Audio 1998
29 Dream Police / Heaven Tonight 2 Audio 1979 Epic
30 The Flame 3 Audio 1988
31 The Flame 2 Audio 1988 Epic
32 At Budokan 10 Audio 1979 Epic
33 The Essential Cheap Trick 36 Audio 2004
34 Don't Be Cruel (Big New Mix) 4 Audio 1988 Epic
35 The Flame 4 Audio 1988 Epic
36 Don't Be Cruel 4 Audio 1988 Epic
37 Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love 2 Audio 1990 Epic
38 Everything Works If You Let It 2 Audio 1980 Epic
39 I Want You To Want Me 2 Audio 1979 Epic
40 Everything Works If You Let It / Way Of The World 2 Audio 1980 Epic
41 Tonight It's You 2 Audio 1985 Epic
42 Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love / You Drive, I'll Steer 2 Audio 1990 Epic
43 Reach Out / I Must Be Dreamin' 2 Audio 1981
44 The Greatest Hits 13 Audio 1991
45 Tonight It's You / Wild Wild Women 2 Audio 1985 Epic
46 The Flame 2 Audio 1988 Epic
47 Wherever Would I Be 2 Audio 1990 Epic
48 The Flame / I Want You To Want Me / Surrender 3 Audio 1989
49 Ain't That A Shame / Elo Kiddies 2 Audio 1979 Epic
50 Dream Police 9 Audio 1979 Epic


Rockford, Illinois 1974 saw the formation of one of America's well known power-pop bands - Cheap Trick.

They became a success with their self-titled debut, in which they started off their defining sound; the catchiness of The Beatles with the speed and energy of Punk rock. The Los Angeles times is known to have said: "Cheap Trick gained fame by twisting the Beatlesque into something shinier, harder, more American."

Most known for their tracks "Surrender", "I Want You To Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame" - and did a cover of Big Star's "In The Street" for American sitcom That 70's Show (season 2 onwards) and also the theme tune to the American satirical late night television program The Colbert Report.

Surprisingly, for the age of the band the line-up hasn't changed a great deal. Also the Illinois State Senate has declared 1st April to be "Cheap Trick Day". They also took the 25th spot in VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

On July 17th 2011

The band Cheap Trick are "so thankful" to be alive after the sudden collapse of their stage at a festival in Canada. A violent thunderstorm tore through the Ottawa Bluesfest on Sunday night, demolishing the main stage and destroying all of Cheap Trick's equipment. As the final notes of I Want You To Want Me rang out, "it just started coming down," recalled manager Dave Frey. "It was like the Titanic or something."

From his vantage point behind the drummer, Frey felt the "still and humid" air change "out of nowhere" at around 8.00pm. "This wind hit that was just huge. The local news sources are saying 96 miles per hour, another one said like a hundred and something. It just blew everything back, cymbals are flying and everything. And we're just like 'get off the stage!'

[b]Current Line-Up[/b]

[u]Robin Zander[/u]

1974–present

Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano

[u]Rick Nielsen[/u]

1974–present

Lead guitar, backing vocals

[u]Tom Petersson[/u]

1974–1980, 1987–present

Electric bass, backing vocals

[u]Bun E. Carlos[/u]

1974–present

Drums, percussion

[b]Former Line-Up[/b]

[u]Randy Hogan[/u]

1974

Lead vocals

[u]Pete Comita[/u]

1980–1981

12- and 4-stringed electric basses, backing vocals

[u]Jon Brant[/u]

1981–1987, special guest and fill-in duties in 1999, 2004-05, & 2007

12-, 8-, 6-, 5- & 4-string electric basses, backing vocals


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