Tag: Cheap Trick

Wednesday 1/4/23 10pm ET: Feature LP: Cheap Trick – Busted (1990)

Busted is the eleventh studio album released by Cheap Trick, which was released June 27, 1990 and peaked at number 44 on the US album charts. After the success of “The Flame” from the previous album Lap of Luxury, the band recorded Busted with a similar format, especially on the single “Can’t Stop Fallin’ into Love.” The single peaked at number 12 on the US charts. The album failed to be as successful as the label had hoped, and about a year after the release of Busted, Epic Records dropped the band.

  1. “Back ‘n Blue” 4:42
  2. “I Can’t Understand It” 3:29
  3. “Wherever Would I Be” 4:06
  4. “If You Need Me” 4:45
  5. “Can’t Stop Fallin’ into Love” 3:49
  6. “Busted” 4:04
  7. “Walk Away” 3:41
  8. “You Drive, I’ll Steer” 4:33
  9. “When You Need Someone” 5:18
  10. “Had to Make You Mine” 3:16
  11. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Tonight” 4:56
  12. “Big Bang” 3:44

Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
Tom Petersson – bass guitar, backing vocals
Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
Mick Jones – guitar (track 4)
Kim Bullard – keyboards
Chrissie Hynde – vocals (track 7)
Russell Mael – backing vocals (track 9)

Thursday 12-22-22 11:15am ET: Classic Greatest Hits LP: Cheap Trick – Authorized Greatest Hits (2000)

Authorized Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the American rock band Cheap Trick. The tracks were picked by the band members themselves, in contrast to 1991’s Greatest Hits. It contains several rarities, including one from the EP Found All the Parts. Released August 29, 2000.

  1. “I Want You to Want Me” 3:44
  2. “Ain’t That a Shame” 5:16
  3. “Surrender” 4:14
  4. “Stop This Game” 3:57
  5. “Dream Police” 3:53
  6. “If You Want My Love” 4:26
  7. “Tonight It’s You” 4:47
  8. “Everything Works If You Let It” 3:56
  9. “I Can’t Take It” 3:33
  10. “She’s Tight” 2:58
  11. “That ’70s Song (In the Street)” 2:50
  12. “Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love” 3:49
  13. “The Flame” 6:48

Wednesday 11/23/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Cheap Trick – All Shook Up (1980)

All Shook Up is the fifth studio album by American rock band Cheap Trick. Released October 14, 1980, it was produced by former The Beatles producer George Martin. It was the first studio album since their debut to be produced by someone other than Tom Werman.

  1. “Stop This Game” 3:57
  2. “Just Got Back” 2:05
  3. “Baby Loves to Rock” 3:17
  4. “Can’t Stop It but I’m Gonna Try” 3:31
  5. “World’s Greatest Lover” 4:52
  6. “High Priest of Rhythmic Noise” 4:13
  7. “Love Comes A-Tumblin’ Down” 3:08
  8. “I Love You Honey but I Hate Your Friends” 3:50
  9. “Go for the Throat (Use Your Own Imagination)” 3:04
  10. “Who D’King” 2:18

Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals, bass, keyboards, art direction, design
Tom Petersson – bass, backing vocals
Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion

Thursday 10/13/22 6pm ET: Feature LP: Cheap Trick – Lap of Luxury (1988)

Lap of Luxury is the tenth studio album by American band Cheap Trick. Released on April 12, 1988, it is the band’s second-most commercially successful studio album (trailing only 1979’s Dream Police), reaching number 16 on the Billboard 200 and being certified platinum in sales. The album contains the band’s only US number-one hit, “The Flame”, as well as the additional hit singles “Don’t Be Cruel” (an Elvis Presley cover) and “Ghost Town”.

  1. “Let Go” 4:25
  2. “No Mercy” 3:54
  3. “The Flame” 5:37
  4. “Space” 4:16
  5. “Never Had a Lot to Lose” 3:22
  6. “Don’t Be Cruel” 3:07
  7. “Wrong Side of Love” 3:59
  8. “All We Need Is a Dream” 4:20
  9. “Ghost Town” 4:11
  10. “All Wound Up” 4:45

Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar and Synthesizer
Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
Tom Petersson – bass guitar, backing vocals
Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion

Wednesday 1am ET: Feature Live LP: Cheap Trick – At Budokan Complete Concert (1979)

Cheap Trick at Budokan is a live album released by Cheap Trick in 1978 and their best-selling recording. It was ranked number 426 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

In 2020, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. In its official press release, the Library stated that, along with its success in the Japanese market, Cheap Trick at Budokan “proved to be the making of the band in their home country, as well as a loud and welcomed alternative to disco and soft rock and a decisive comeback for rock and roll.”. Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine has also stated that with this album, “Cheap Trick unwittingly paved the way for much of the hard rock of the next decade, as well as a surprising amount of alternative rock of the 1990s.”

“Hello There”
“Come On, Come On”
“ELO Kiddies”
“Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace”
“Big Eyes”
“Look Out”
“Can’t Hold On”
“Oh Caroline”
“Auf Wiedersehen”
“Need Your Love”
“High Roller”
“Southern Girls”
“I Want You to Want Me”
“California Man”
“Ain’t That a Shame”
“Clock Strikes Ten”

Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
Tom Petersson – bass, backing vocals
Bun E. Carlos – drums

Cheap Trick – producers
Tomoo Suzuki – recording engineer
Jay Messina – Mixing engineer
Jack Douglas – mixing supervision
Gary Ladinsky, Mike Beiriger – master mix
Ken Adamany – production supervision
Kirk Dyer – road manager
Ken Harris – director of security
Mathew Perrin – production manager and lighting designer
John Muzzarelli – stage manager
Dave Wilmer – guitars and basses
Hal Sherburne – staging
David Lewis – sound technician
Lois Marino – publicist
Noriko Kobayashi – interpreter
Jeff Messenger – logistics (office)
Tokyo Sound – sound reinforcement
Koh Hasebe, Kenji Miura – photography
Masaru Kawahara – design

Friday 7/8/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight: Live music from

Keb’ Mo’, John Denver, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Who, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Supertramp, Firehouse, Peter Frampton, Tom Petty, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Kiss, Billy Joel, Queen Featuring Elton John, Pat Benatar, Eagles, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bee Gees, Barenaked Ladies, Ike & Tina Turner

Wednesday 7/6/22 1am ET: Live Track Show


Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Everything But The Girl, Specials, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Journey, Neil Young, Heart, Korn, Def Leppard, Metallica, Roy Orbison, Radiohead, Who, Harry Chapin, Carole King, Sara Bareilles, Nils Lofgren, Steve Winwood, Eagles, Rolling Stones with Ike and Tina Turner, Doobie Brothers, Queen

Wednesday 6/22/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight we feature:

Elton John, Roy Orbison, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney & Wings, Ike & Tina Turner, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Michael Stanley Band, Supertramp, Who, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Blondie, David Byrne, Phil Collins, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Saturday 2/19/22 11am ET: Feature LP: Cheap Trick – Dream Police (1979)

Dream Police is the fourth studio album by American rock band Cheap Trick. It was released September 21, 1979, and was their third release in a row produced by Tom Werman. It is the band’s most commercially successful studio album, going to No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and being certified platinum within a few months of its release.

“Dream Police” – 3:49
“Way of the World” – 3:39
“The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems)” – 5:12
“Gonna Raise Hell” – 9:20
“I’ll Be with You Tonight” – 3:52
“Voices” – 4:22
“Writing on the Wall” – 3:26
“I Know What I Want” – 4:29
“Need Your Love” – 7:39
“The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems)” (live) – 6:16
“Way of the World” (live) – 3:59
“Dream Police” (No Strings Version) – 3:52
“I Know What I Want” (live) – 4:43

Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
Tom Petersson – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “I Know What I Want”
Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion

Jai Winding – organ, piano, keyboards
Steve Lukather – guitar on “Voices”

Tuesday 12/21/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973 by guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, lead vocalist Randy Hogan and drummer Bun E. Carlos. The current lineup of the band consists of frontman Robin Zander, Nielsen and Petersson.

Cheap Trick released their self-titled debut album in 1977 and found success in Japan with the release of their second album, In Color, later that year. The band would achieve mainstream popularity in the United States in 1979 with their breakthrough album Cheap Trick at Budokan. Cheap Trick reached the Top 10 in the US charts in 1979 with the Budokan live version of “I Want You to Want Me” and topped the charts in 1988 with “The Flame”.

Cheap Trick have performed live more than 3,700 times and sold more than 20 million albums. Over the course of its career, the band has experienced several resurgences of popularity and built a dedicated cult following. Cheap Trick were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals (1973–present)
Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1974–present)
Tom Petersson – bass, backing vocals (1973–1980, 1987–present)
Daxx Nielsen – drums, percussion, backing vocals (2001, 2010–present)
Robin Taylor Zander – guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals (2014–present; guest)

Sunday 8/22/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Cheap Trick – In Another World (2021)

In Another World is the twentieth studio album by American rock band Cheap Trick, released on April 9, 2021.

The album’s first single, “The Summer Looks Good on You”, was released on May 18, 2018. Though no official release date was announced, the album was initially due for release at the end of 2018 but was ultimately not released that year. The second single, a cover of John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth”, was released on November 29, 2019. The album was completed by 2020 but its release was further delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. “The Summer Looks Good on You” 3:56
  2. “Quit Waking Me Up” 3:42
  3. “Another World” 4:02
  4. “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” 3:53
  5. “The Party” 2:54
  6. “Final Days” 4:39
  7. “So It Goes” 3:03
  8. “Light Up the Fire” 2:53
  9. “Passing Through” 3:19
  10. “Here’s Looking at You” 3:20
  11. “Another World (Reprise)” 3:24
  12. “I’ll See You Again” 2:49
  13. “Gimme Some Truth” 3:26

Robin Zander – lead vocals, guitar
Rick Nielsen – guitar
Tom Petersson – bass
Daxx Nielsen – drums
Tim Lauer, Bennett Salvay – keyboards
Jimmy Hall – harmonica
Steve Jones – additional guitar (track 13)
Robin Taylor Zander – additional guitars, vocals

Monday 6/14/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

The best music from 1970 – 1979 featuring tunes from: Raspberries, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Van Halen, Billy Joel, Jackson 5, Jefferson Airplane, Kinks, Joe Hinton and more . . .

Friday 1/29/2021 1pm ET: New Music Show #2

This week we feature new music from:  The Killers, Zach Bair, Tobe Nwigwe, Teenage Fanclub, Bruce Sudano, Cheap Trick, Mike Posner, Squid, James Robert Webb, Sweetfeed, Moon Taxi, Tash Neil and more….

Tuesday 11/24/2020 3:30am ET: Feature LP: Cheap Trick – Bang, Zoom, Crazy… (2016)

Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello is the seventeenth studio album by American rock band Cheap Trick. The album was released on April 1, 2016, by Big Machine Records. The album is the first in the band’s history to not feature Bun E. Carlos on drums. Touring drummer Daxx Nielsen fills in on drums for the album.

1. “Heart on the Line” 4:19
2. “No Direction Home” 3:44
3. “When I Wake Up Tomorrow” 3:27
4. “Do You Believe Me?” 4:45
5. “Blood Red Lips” 2:57
6. “Sing My Blues Away” 3:26
7. “Roll Me” 2:57
8. “The In Crowd” (Dobie Gray cover) 3:51
9. “Long Time No See Ya” 2:54
10. “The Sun Never Sets” 4:00
11. “All Strung Out” 3:18

Robin Zander – lead vocals, guitar solo on “Do You Believe Me?”
Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, background vocals
Tom Petersson – bass, background vocals
Daxx Nielsen – drums, background vocals
Wayne Kramer – guitar solo on “Do You Believe Me?”
Tim Lauer, Zac Rae, Bennett Salvay – keyboards
Robin T. Zander, Johnny Keach, Chris Deaton, Julian Raymond – background vocals