Showing posts with label Cheap Trick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cheap Trick. Show all posts

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

I want you to want me - Cheap Trick

'I want you to want me' was originally recorded by Cheap Trick on their second album 'In color' (1977). It was the first single released from that album, but it didn't chart. However, it was a number 1 hit in Japan.

This success, as well as the success of other singles, prompted Cheap Trick to play a few concerts at the Tokyo Budokan in April 1978. These concerts were recorded and a selection of track ended up on the album 'Cheap Trick at Budokan'. When the live version of 'I want you to want me' was released as a single in early 1979, it reached number 7 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 29 in the UK singles chart and a surprising number 1 in the Dutch Top 40: the band had never charted in the Netherlands before.

My collection: 7" single no. 4510
Found: Any old time, Amsterdam, January 30, 2010
Cost: 0,1 euro
Tracks: 'I want you to want me' / 'Look out'

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Dream police - Cheap Trick

'Dream Police' was the 1979 studio album by the band Cheap Trick. After their worldwide success with 'I want you to want me' the pressure was on to come up with good new material, and the band rose to the challenge. The album shows the band expanding into longer, more complex songs and incorporating orchestration on several tracks. It was Cheap Trick's most successful studio effort, being certified platinum within a few months of its release.

The title track was released as a single in October 1979, and reached number 37 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 2938
Found: January 31, 1998
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Dream police' / 'Heaven tonight'

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

If you want my love - Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick made a name for themselves with the big hit 'I want you to want me'. I thought it was a very irritating song, and it had its effect: I hated the band for a long time. It took some getting used to that 'If you want my love' was actually a rather accomplished pop/rock ballad.

When I bought the single, it was in the middle of the period I've described on this blog a couple of times before: when my sister and I decided to buy different singles. She hated this song, I liked it. So I bought it - and she wasn't impressed with my choice.

My collection: 7" single no. 145
Found: Studio Echo, Den Haag, 1982
Cost: 5,5 guilders
Tracks: 'If you want my love' / 'Four letter word'

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