Cheap Trick

Profile:
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 proclaimed: "Cheap Trick gained fame by twisting the Beatlesque into something shinier, harder, more American."
They have often been referred to in the Japanese press as the "American Beatles".

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.

Current Line-Up

Robin Zander
1974–present
Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano

Rick Nielsen
1974–present
Lead guitar, backing vocals

Tom Petersson
1974–1980, 1987–present
Electric bass, backing vocals

Bun E. Carlos
1974–present
Drums, percussion

Daxx Nielsen
2010-present
Drums,percussion

Former Line-Up

Randy Hogan 'aka' Xeno
1974
Lead vocals

Pete Comita
1980–1981
12- and 4-stringed electric basses, backing vocals

Jon Brant
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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Albums

PET 34400 Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick album art Cheap Trick Cheap Trick (Album) Epic PET 34400 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
PET 34884 Cheap Trick - In Color album art Cheap Trick In Color (Album) Epic, Epic PET 34884 US 1977 Sell This Version
Series #12 Show #2 Cheap Trick InnerView (LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #12 Show #2 US 1977 Sell This Version
S EPC 86083 Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan album art Cheap Trick Cheap Trick At Budokan (Album, Comp) Epic, Epic/Sony S EPC 86083 UK 1978 Sell This Version
PEA 35312 Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight album art Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight (Album) Epic, Epic PEA 35312 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
AS 518 Cheap Trick - From Tokyo To You album art Cheap Trick From Tokyo To You(LP, Promo) Epic AS 518 US 1978 Sell This Version
141870-S Cheap Trick - Raw Deal album art Cheap Trick Raw Deal(LP) BBC Radioplay Music 141870-S UK & Europe 1978 Sell This Version
FE 35773 Cheap Trick - Dream Police album art Cheap Trick Dream Police (Album) Epic FE 35773 US 1979 Sell This Version
epc 84345 Cheap Trick - All Shook Up album art Cheap Trick All Shook Up (Album) Epic epc 84345 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
SGC106 Cheap Trick - Supergroups In Concert album art Cheap Trick Supergroups In Concert(3xLP, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks SGC106 US 1980 Sell This Version
CDN-20 Cheap Trick - The White Album album art Cheap Trick The White Album(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo, Gat) Epic CDN-20 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
FET 38021 Cheap Trick - One On One album art Cheap Trick One On One (Album) Epic FET 38021 US 1982 Sell This Version
RR-82-30 Cheap Trick - Untitled album art Cheap Trick Untitled(LP, Album, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation RR-82-30 US 1982 Sell This Version
25・3P-463 Cheap Trick - Next Position Please album art Cheap Trick Next Position Please (Album) Epic 25・3P-463 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
IC 83-14-Y Cheap Trick - In Concert 7-4-1983 album art Cheap Trick In Concert 7-4-1983(2xLP, Album) Westwood One, Inc. IC 83-14-Y US 1984 Sell This Version
FE 39592 Cheap Trick - Standing On The Edge album art Cheap Trick Standing On The Edge (Album) Epic FE 39592 US 1985 Sell This Version
FET 40405, ET40405 Cheap Trick - The Doctor album art Cheap Trick The Doctor (Album) Epic, Epic FET 40405, ET40405 US 1986 Sell This Version
OTR 87-01 Cheap Trick - Off The Record Specials with Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), Cheap Trick Mary Turner (4), Cheap Trick - Off The Record Specials with Mary Turner(2xLP, Promo) Westwood One Radio Networks OTR 87-01 US 1986 Sell This Version
P.I.M. 55 Cheap Trick - Pioneers In Music Show #55: Ohio Rock album art Cheap Trick, Eric Carmen, Devo, Chrissie Hynde Cheap Trick, Eric Carmen, Devo, Chrissie Hynde - Pioneers In Music Show #55: Ohio Rock(2xLP, S/Sided, Promo, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. P.I.M. 55 US 1986 Sell This Version
88-46 Cheap Trick - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), Cheap Trick Mary Turner (4), Cheap Trick - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner Westwood One 88-46 US 1988 Sell This Version
FET-40922 Cheap Trick - Lap Of Luxury album art Cheap Trick Lap Of Luxury (Album) Epic, Epic FET-40922 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
HR 10-15-88 Cheap Trick - The Cheap Trick Story (Weekend of October 14, 1988) album art Cheap Trick The Cheap Trick Story (Weekend of October 14, 1988)(2xLP, Transcription) United Stations Programming Network HR 10-15-88 US 1988 Sell This Version
45 Cheap Trick In The Studio: "At Budokan"(CD, Promo, Transcription) The Album Network 45 US 1989 Sell This Version
4.12.1080 Cheap Trick - Busted album art Cheap Trick Busted (Album) Epic 4.12.1080 Venezuela 1990 Sell This Version
CT 53308 Cheap Trick - Budokan II album art Cheap Trick Budokan II (Album) Epic CT 53308 1992 Sell This Version

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DuxxGirl95

DuxxGirl95

August 18, 2020
I've seen Cheap Trick no less than 13x over the years and they have NEVER disappointed!! One of the best bands that's still going after all these years. Love all their music from the very first album to the most current!! I'm always looking forward to new releases by them!
simmo506

simmo506

July 15, 2018
One of the best groups I have seen from the states. Very entertaining and WELL worth the admission price, you will not be dissapointed.
FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

May 29, 2018
Bun E. Carlos looks like your accountant playing the drums and has ALWAYS looked like your accountant playing the drums.

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