Cheap Trick

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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Cheap Trick Discography

Albums

Cheap Trick Cheap Trick (Album) Epic Europe 1977 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick In Color (Album) Epic Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight (Album) Epic, Epic Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick At Budokan (Album) Epic Japan 1978 Sell This Version
AS 518 Cheap Trick From Tokyo To You(LP, Promo) Epic AS 518 US 1978 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Dream Police (Album) Epic, Epic US 1979 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick All Shook Up (Album) Epic Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
CDN-20 Cheap Trick The White Album(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo) Epic CDN-20 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick One On One (Album) Epic Canada 1982 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Next Position Please (Album) Epic Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Standing On The Edge (Album) Epic US 1985 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick The Doctor (Album) Epic US 1986 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Lap Of Luxury (Album) Epic, Epic Venezuela 1988 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Busted (Album) Epic Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Budokan II (Album) Epic 1992 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Woke Up With A Monster (Album) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick (Album) Red Ant Entertainment, Red Ant Entertainment US 1997 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert (Album) Epic, Legacy Canada 1998 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Music For Hangovers (Album) Cheap Trick Unlimited Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Silver (Album) Cheap Trick Unlimited US 2000 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Special One (Album) Cheap Trick Unlimited Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick RockFord (Album) Steamhammer Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick From Tokyo To You Live In Japan Special One (Album) SPV GmbH Russia 2006 Sell This Version
MHCP-1079 Cheap Trick All Shook Up(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd, RM) Epic MHCP-1079 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
Cheap Trick Budokan! Epic, Legacy US 2008 Sell This Version