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For one only in 1975 " chiptrikovtsy " traveled the whole Middle America West acquired a solid reputation as a concert band. They are interested in the former producer of "Aerosmith" Jack Douglas and helped negotiate a contract with a record company.
One of the most interesting rock bands, "Cheap trick", was formed in Chicago, USA, in 1973. Rick Nielsen (born December 22, 1946, Rockford, USA. Guitar, vocals) and Tom Peterson (born May 9, 1950, Rockford, USA. Bass ,vocals) began his musical career in various school bands, and then played together in the ensemble of "Fuse". This project did not last long and was abandoned at the end of the recording of their debut album, followed by the boys formed a new band with Tom Mooney and Robert " Styuki " Anthony from shortly before it disbanded "Nazz".Mooney was subsequently replaced by drummer Brad Carlson (aka Ban Carlos E., b. 12 June 1951, Rockford, USA) , and with the departure of " Styuki " initial composition "Cheap trick" was completed by vocalist Randy " Xeno " Hogan, who in turn, was replaced by Robin Zander (born January 23, 1952, Lovz Park, USA. guitar, vocals) a former colleague of Carlson in the short-lived project, "Toons".
For one only in 1975 " chiptrikovtsy " traveled the whole Middle America West acquired a solid reputation as a concert band. They are interested in the former producer of "Aerosmith" Jack Douglas and helped negotiate a contract with a record company. For five weeks, the musicians in the studio, with the result that was ready their first album in the style of a traditional commercial pop hard rock. The boys came up with an original image itself. In concert, good looks Zander and Petersson contrasted with Carlos seedy clothes and outfit Nielsen were baseball cap, tie -butterfly and a sweater with a monogram.
"Cheap trick" toured regularly acting as a support band with such monsters as "Kiss", "Queen", "Journey". A few months after their first release, they released their second CD. "In color" was more smooth and melodic. The album contained several attractive things such as "I Want You To Want Me", "Hello There" and "Clock Strikes Ten", each of which enjoyed great success at the concerts. The CD "Heaven tonight" manifested a unique approach to musical creativity group. Men offered the audience a mixture brit-pop with classic guitar riffs best American hard rock. After a successful tour of Japan released " a live " band "Live at Budokan", recorded during their performance at the famous Tokyo suburb of rock. This album became the first platinum disc of the group. Finally-then came the finest hour "Cheap trick": the audience took their stand and enthusiastically.
The next disc "Dream police" is not very different in sound from previous releases, and the title track from it was originally recorded for the band`s debut album. Producer George Martin had tried to pull the group out of stagnation in the "All shook up",but still in the published in the same year were noticeable EP creative collective problems. One day it came to a curiosity : their commercial hard order had podnadoest, when " chiptrikovtsy " released "One on one" in 1982. The album red vinyl weight, rather than the usual black. This led to outright ridicule in the press about the "cheap trick" (by analogy with the name) because the program went extremely weak.
The group left disillusioned Peterson Due to this turn of affairs in 1982 - one of the leading songwriters "Cheap trick". He was replaced by John Brant (ex- "Ruffians"). No "One to one",or "Next position please" was not a commercial success, but the next album, "Standing on the edge" already gave hope for the revival of past glory. Recorded in 1986 soundtrack "Mighty Wings" for the movie "Top gun" was a success with the public. In the same year the group returned to Peterson, and " chip trick " was restored in its star lineup.Disc "Lap of luxury" has reached multi - platinum status, and the single "The flame", topped the US charts in 1988, confirming the recovery of past glory "Cheap trick".
However, in 1990 the album "Busted" was not able to repeat this success, and recorded on the "Warner Brothers Records" in 1994-m "Woke up with a monster" was completely in the shade with the release of the sequel "Budokan II" in the same year. However, the group is constantly ranked high among the new wave of American alternative rockers. "Cheap trick" played several dates on the tour in 1996 "Lollapalooza" before signing with independent label "Red Ant".This was followed by the release of their second album untitled, made in the spirit of things with the popular "In color" and "Heaven tonight". Of the group `s arsenal now highly prized 4- disk boksset of 1996, the full recording of the concert at the Budokan, and the new " live album " "Music for hangovers" and "Silver".