The '80s were not kind to bands that were holdovers from previous decades. Changing styles in both sound and vision made for a bumpy ride for those who sprang from a grittier template. But '70s rockers Cheap Trick beat those odds with 'Lap of Luxury,' which they released on April 12, 1988 -- even if the album is a bit of a musical compromise.
In the ’70s, a parade of great Cheap Trick songs put Rockford, Illinois, on the rock & roll map. The godfathers of power-pop used the pin-up looks of frontman Robin Zander to lure in legions of fans -- and then bowled them over with a potent arsenal of blues, new-wave, psych-pop and punk touchstones.
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More sounds from the upcoming 'Sound City Reel to Reel' album have been released. Rocker and film director Dave Grohl has teamed with Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and bassist Scott Reeder to create 'From Can to Can't,' a soaring rock ballad that will transcend one back to 2002 when everything on the radio was thick with heartache power chords and thin on melody.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
While Cheap Trick's original drummer hasn't been seen on the road with the band in a couple of years, he insists he's still very much a part of the band. So Bun E. Carlos was shocked when he wasn't included when his band was invited to record a song for the next 'A Very Special Christmas.'