Cheap Trick: What's 'The Latest'? : World Cafe As they celebrate their 35th anniversary as a band, all the original members of Cheap Trick have again gotten together to record The Latest. Here, the group performs new songs and old classics while showcasing an array of catchy hooks and blistering guitar riffs.
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Cheap Trick: What's 'The Latest'?

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Cheap Trick: What's 'The Latest'?

Cheap Trick: What's 'The Latest'?

Cheap Trick: What's 'The Latest'?

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The legendary arena rockers in Cheap Trick have cemented their place as one of the most popular and influential pop bands of the past half-century. With a catalog spanning more than three decades — the group formed in 1974 — Cheap Trick continues to mix pop, punk and metal to great effect.

Set List

  • "I Want You to Want Me"
  • "These Days"
  • "Sick Man of Europe"
  • "Dream Police"

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Danny Clich

Cheap Trick.

Danny Clich

The band didn't take long to find mainstream success, charting early with classic songs that continue to resonate, including "Surrender" and "I Want You to Want Me." Cheap Trick has followed an unpredictable commercial path ever since, even experiencing a chart-topping comeback in the mid-'80s. The band's original lineup — which is currently touring with Poison and Def Leppard — just released its newest album, aptly titled The Latest, which is full of the requisite catchy hooks and blistering guitar riffs.

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Album
Latest
Artist
Cheap Trick
Label
JVC
Released
2009

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