Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cheap Trick - At Budokan - 1979


While their records were entertaining and full of skillful pop, it wasn't until At Budokan that Cheap Trick's vision truly gelled. Many of these songs, like "I Want You to Want Me" and "Big Eyes," were pleasant in their original form, but seemed more like sketches compared to the roaring versions on this album. With their ear-shatteringly loud guitars and sweet melodies, 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, and it was At Budokan that captured the band in all of its power. -AMG

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2 comments:

hangman said...

Fantastic album!

Hebridean Monty said...

Damn!I sold my yellow vinyl copy of this years ago during one of those stupid impulsive clearouts!Thanks for this!

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