So, moving on to 1978. This was their year, in my opinion. Cheap Trick released their third album Heaven Tonight. They also realized they were becoming huge in Japan. So, on their tour, they went to Japan. The guys were met with hysteria not seen since the Beatles came to America 15 years prior. They were heralded as the "New Beatles" over there. So, they ended up playing the Budokan area a few times while there. They recorded one of the shows and released it as a live album, titled Cheap Trick at Budokan. When that hit America, people freaked. It was really the live version of "I Want You to Want Me" that got them the super stardom. Go figure. What that showed was that they just as good, and obviously better, live. And let me tell you, they are still AMAZING live.
"Can't Stop it, but I'm Gonna Try" (1980)
"Hot Love" (1977)
"Y.O.Y.O.Y." (1983) - Damn good song.
"Walk Away" (1990)
"Tonight It's You" (1985)
Rick Nielsen has the coolest sweaters. Enough said.
And is this not the coolest billboard ever?
Rick adorning the cover of CREEM Magazine.
Rick is not impressed with your petty, soft cheering, people.
Tom Petersson's cuteness level has exceeded 9000!
"What the hell? It's raining?"
Back cover of 1994's Woke Up With a Monster, an album as old I am.
Damn, if only I was old enough to play blackjack at that table.
I want this jacket so bad.
CREEM Magazine article from 1980.
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