Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Review : Cheap Trick - Bang Zoom Crazy....Hello

Cheap Trick - Bang Zoom Crazy....Hello (2016) Big Machine Records
Produced by Julian Raymond / Cheap Trick
Tracks : 1.Heart on the line 2.No direction home 3.When I wake up tomorrow 4.Do you believe me? 5.Blood red lips 6.Sing my blues away 7.Roll me 8.The in crowd 9.Long time no see ya 10.The sun never sets 11.All strung out
4,5 out of 5

Starting now, this will be a big year for Cheap Trick for the next 12 months. First celebrating the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the release of their smashing new studio album "Bang Zoom Crazy....Hello" and the 40th anniversary of their self titled debut in 2017 (released in Feb.1977).
"Bang Zoom Crazy....Hello" is the first album not to feature Bun E Carlos on drums and also the first album of new music from the band in 7 years, Rick Nielsen´s son Daxx has taken over the drumduties and makes a solid job too. He was born the same year CT released "All shook up" in 1980.
It´s a surprise to see "Heart on the line" on the new album, the song written by Cheap Trick and Gregg Giuffria was originally recorded by House of Lords on their 1990 album "Sahara" but now Rick Nielsen and Co has taken the song back where it belongs, on a Cheap Trick album, and this version rocks.
It´s very cool to hear the Rockford, Illinois rockers take on Billy Page´s 1964 song "The in crowd", originally performed by Dobie Gray and also covered by Bryan Ferry in 1974. A good version but I prefer Ferry´s.
If you loved their previous albums "Rockford" and "The latest", you´re gonna sleep well at night when you hear the new LP. The Trick´s are in fine form.
Highlights : No direction home, Heart on the line
Recommended if you like Enuff´Z´Nuff, Marvelous 3, Flipp

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