Hip Hip Hooray! Cheap Trick back in 2001 were celebrating there 25th year in the Music Biz and what better way to acknowledge that feat than to release a 31 song Double Bubble(double album) recorded live in there hometown of Rockford Illinois!
A few month’s back I tossed Tricks Lap Of Luxury under the Bus but when it comes to live Trick this is where they excel!
Silver is the title of the album(geddit!) and the Cheap Tricks as in Robin Zander,Tom Petersson,Rick Nielsen & Bun E Carlos leave no musical stone unturned in there vast catalogue of Awesome Rock!
Trick pulls out tracks from every single album! You want Hits Yep they are all here!
Check Out This Track List…..
“Ain’t That A Shame”
“I Want You To Want Me”
“That 70’s Song”
“If You Want My Love”
“Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love”
“Gonna Raise Hell”
“I Can’t Take It” (Acoustic)
“Take Me to the Top” (Acoustic)
“It All Comes Back to You” (Acoustic)
“Tonight It’s You” (Acoustic)
“Time Will Let You Know”
“World’s Greatest Lover”
“Stop This Game”
“I Know What I Want”
“Woke Up with a Monster”
“Never Had a Lot to Lose”
“You’re All Talk”
“I’m Losin’ You”
“Hard to Tell”
“Just Got Back”
Kinda cool as some guest players drop in like former band member (bassist) Jon Brandt takes over on bass for the two tracks that are featured from the great One On One album(If You Want My Love and She’s Tight)
Slash riffs n rolls on Your All Talk! Billy Corgan jams Just Got Back while various members of the bands family show up and help out on various tracks.
Some of my faves are She’s Tight,Gonna Raise Hell (with Tom’s 12 string Hamer Bass distortin and locked in with Bun E on the drums). A boozed up late late night run in with the Dream Police, Hard To Tell is a great written piece of power pop from the classic self titled 1997 release Cheap Trick. Actually I could go on it’s all good even the two songs from the Lap Of Luxury album The Flame and Never Had A lot To Lose are a little more amped up (especially NHALTL).
What can you say about Robin Zander’s voice! Whether it’s 1976,1986,1996,2006 or 2016 Zander’s voice is still in top form and he is easily one of my fav vocalists out there no dip in quality whatsoever.
Tom Petersson and his 4,6 &12 string Hamer Basses holds down the fort sonically.
Bun E Carlos is a great rock drummer for this band and plays with a almost like Jazz Rock Swing kinda like Bill Ward on those 1970s Sabbath albums.
Rick Nielsen wrote a ton of Cheap Trick songs and is a great rhythm guitar player who dabbles in leads. He’s one of the few dudes who write tunes to feature the singer(Zander) than to feature himself guitar wanking off during solo’s….
Check out Silver…..