Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick
Biography

Cheap Trick had perfected an extremely individual yet classic rock and roll band sound by the time it released its first album in 1977. Cheap Trick is led by Rick Nielsen’s classic and perpetually fresh guitar and the power of Robin Zander’s vocals. The group’s original lineup influenced pretty much every other hard rockin’ band that came afterwards. They somehow bridge the gap between the fierce clowning of early punk and the accidental-on-purpose humor of metal, without ever sounding a bit like either. Their first five albums – Cheap Trick, In Color, Heaven Tonight, Dream Police, All Shook Up – made in a rock and roll tsunami from 1977 to 1980, are about as great as any such sequence in rock history and they hold up beautifully all these years later. Their American breakthrough, Live At Budokan, is in the running for best live album of all time. – See more at: https://rockhall.com/event/2016-rock-hall-of-fame-benefit-cheap-trick/#sthash.TqWQs4Ha.dpuf