Cheap Trick

Hits of Cheap Trick

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One from the rash of rash Cheap Trick summarizations that fell from the sky in the '90s, when the pop pros were prematurely put out to pasture. This collection is as hit-or-miss as any overview of a great band's oeuvre would be, but hey, it's cheap. Some of the Rockford four's best bits reside here: rockers ("She's Tight," "Surrender," "Cover Girl") and rollers ("Come On Come On," "Takin' Me Back," "Tonight It's You"). "Kashmir"-copping cautionary-classic "Heaven Tonight" signifies one of the few instances whereupon Trick's death-disco mode doesn't implode (as in time-waster "Need Your Love"). Two bizarre oddities from Next Position Please exhibit Trick's cheap curio factor, including tack-on "Don't Make Our Love a Crime" (title's the best part), and the high-tech reading of the Motor's heart-stopping dandy "Dancing the Night Away." "You're All Talk" flat-out rules (Slash got on-stage for this gem at the anniversary gala documented on Silver). Ultimately, Hits of Cheap Trick enables you to shout along when Cheap Trick blasts a club or shanty near you, which is what a good comp should do.

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