Tag: Cheap Trick

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Vince Neil, “Tattoos and Tequila”

If this was June of 2006 and you told me that Vince Neil had a solo record out, honestly I wouldn’t have cared less. Although there were...

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Music, Rob Smith Can't Say No

Rob Smith Can’t Say No: For the Kiddies, Part 1

Popdose's Rob Smith Can't Say No to recent kid's music from Birdie and Milkshake. Watch him connect with his inner five-year-old at...

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Music

Alex Chilton Remembered

When Alex Chilton died, it left a gaping hole in the hearts of music fans everywhere. The Popdose staff remembers Chilton's life, music,...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Cheap Trick Takes On Nielsen SoundScan

Cheap Trick, the pride of Rockford, has a new CD out called The Latest. It’s been released through Tunecore , a service that makes it...

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Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 23: The Tripwires

Michael Fortes uncovers a power pop goldmine in Seattle when he finally meets The Tripwires' John Ramberg in Episode 23 of Parlour to...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Big Star, “Keep an Eye on the Sky”

Ken Shane reviews a release that will have power-pop lovers drowning in ecstasy for the rest of the year: the new Big Star box set from...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Macca, Supersuckers, 0 for 4, and Life on Wilshire

In this week's column, Tom Werman recounts the strange new world of the mid-'90s, and his struggles to prove his worth after hair metal...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 8/14/09

Read that headline and weep, folks. In just two more weeks, the summer of ’09 will be finito. Yeah, I know technically summer has a...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Molly Hatchet, the Nuge, and Missing “Budokan”

In the latest installment of his Popdose series, Tom Werman looks back at a very busy 1978 -- including two Ted Nugent albums, some Cheap...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Ted Nugent Babysits, a Meaty “Free-for-All,” and Tom Werman’s “Greatest Misses”

The last installment prompted a number of responses having to do with a couple of bands that I and some of the readers feel should have...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Six

He's been on vacation for two weeks, but now Tom Werman is back with another installment of the series that looks back at his multiplatinum...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Five

Tom Werman's ongoing look back at his storied career returns for its fifth installment, in which he is bossed around by Jan Hammer, meets...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Tinted Windows, “Tinted Windows”

The mark of any great power pop album is its ability to not only stick in your head after the music has stopped, but its ability to make...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Robin Zander, “Time Will Let You Know”

Wouldn’t it be cool to be Cheap Trick’s Robin “The Voice” Zander?  I mean, the guy’s, like, 85 years old...

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Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Nontraditional Law Enforcement

… And there was another one, posted right on the front of the checkout desk, that struck a chill as deep as January down Sam’s...

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Music, Pop Goes the World

Pop Goes the World: Cheap Trick, “All We Need Is a Dream”

The fantasy of owning a time machine is a fun one, isn’t it? Most people would go back and stop Hitler. Patton Oswalt would go to...

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Linkfest, Popdose Lists

The Friday Linkfest: 2/27/09

The Wall Street Journal wonders if Irving Azoff is the man who can save rock ‘n’ roll, and heralds the return of the...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Cheap Trick, “BUDOKAN!”

Cheap Trick – BUDOKAN! (Sony/Legacy, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) On the surface, I grant you, this looks like a terrible idea,...

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Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Families Who Are Alright

Cheap Trick – “Surrender” The Who – “The Kids Are Alright” — n n n {democracy:13} — Last...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 16

Last week I talked about “the Shrink,” the guy at the record show who thinks he knows everything about every artist that ever...

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Music, Phagz on 45

Phagz on 45: Episode Six

Here we go again — John C. Hughes and the world’s foremost Belinda Carlisle impersonator, a.k.a. his buddy Matty (or...

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Music

Hey, You Kids Get Out of My Yard!: Holdin’ Out for a Hero

When I was a kid, my heroes were, at the very least, deserving of adoration. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, Dan Pastorini (the...

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Music

The Year in Rock: 1978

Although released in late 1977, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be impossible to ignore for much of 1978, with the Bee...

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Darren's Great Unknowns, Music

Great Unknowns: Off Broadway

This column is dedicated to featuring those bands that aren’t household names but, to my ears, should be. Growing up in a small town...

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Music

Hey You Kids (Have a Happy New Year And) Get Out Of My Yard!

With Popdose having just rolled off the showroom floor all shiny and new, still full of that “new car smell,” I am chuffed to...