Cheap Trick

Say Goodbye

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Two first-class tunes from Cheap Trick's artistically-pleasing but ultimately ill-fated revival. Say Goodbye delivers an irksome send-off which quotes Dylan and the Beatles. The back side "Yeah Yeah" pilfers Trick's own One on One (Ian Taylor again on board) and is a strong and snarly album cut, not filler. Both come from the '97 self-titled Red Ant (guitarist Nielsen calls it "Dead Ant") record, a fine bout of natural power pop with an overlaying world-weary Harvest Moon attitude. The import adds live '95 versions of "Voices" and "Surrender."

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