Cheap Trick

(Rockford, Illinois 73 – )
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Official Pre-79 Releases:

Grim Reapers

Hound Dog 7″ (Smack, 15A5) released 68
Tracks: Hound Dog, Cruisin’ for Burgers

Fuse

Hound Dog 7″ (Epic, 5-10514) released Aug 69
Tracks: Hound Dog, Cruisin’ for Burgers

Fuse LP (Epic, BN 26502) recorded Oct – Nov 69, released Jan 70
Tracks: Across The Skies, Permanent Resident, Show Me, To Your Health, In A Window, 4/4 3/4, Mystery Ship, Sad Day

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick LP (Epic, PE 34400) recorded 76, released Feb 77
Tracks: Hot Love, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, He’s a Whore, Mandocello, The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not the Only Boy), Elo Kiddies, Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School, Taxman Mr. Thief, Cry Cry, Oh Candy

Oh Candy 7″ (Epic, 8-50375) released Apr 77
Tracks: Oh Candy, Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School

Oh Candy 7″ promo (Epic, 8-50375) released Apr 77
Tracks: Oh Candy (mono), Oh Candy (stereo)

I Want You to Want Me 7″ (Epic, 8-50435) released Aug 77
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me, Oh Boy (Instrumental Version)

I Want You to Want Me 7″ promo (Epic, 8-50435) released Aug 77
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me (mono), I Want You To Want Me (stereo)

In Color LP (Epic, PE 34884) released Sep 77
Tracks: Hello There, Big Eyes, Downed, I Want You To Want Me, You’re All Talk, Oh Caroline, Clock strikes ten, Southern Girls, Come On Come On, So Good To See You

Southern Girls 7″ (Epic, 8-50485) released Nov 77
Tracks: Southern Girls, You’re All Talk

Southern Girls 7″ promo (Epic, 8-50485) released Nov 77
Tracks: Southern Girls (mono), Southern Girls (stereo)

Clock Strikes Ten 7″ (Epic, 06SP-20) released 77, Japan
Tracks: Clock Strikes Ten, Surrender

Various Artists – Music For Every Ear 2×7″ (Columbia, AE7 1128) released 77
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me

Elo Kiddies 7″ (Epic, EPC 81917) released 77, Netherlands
Tracks: Elo Kiddies, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace

Various Artists – Hot Rocks LP (Columbia, AS 285) released 77
Tracks: Taxman Mr Thief

Various Artists – Sounds Like A Good Album To Us: The Sounds Album Vol. II LP (Sounds/CBS, SOUND 2) released 77, UK
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me

So Good To See You 7″ (Spic, S EPC 6199) released Mar 78, UK
Tracks: So Good To See You, You’re All Talk

Heaven Tonight LP (Epic, JE 35312) recorded 77-78, released May 78
Tracks: Surrender, On Top Of The World, California Man, High Roller, Auf Wiedersehen, Takin’ Me Back, On The Radio, Heaven Tonight, Stiff Competition, How Are You, Oh Claire

Surrender 7″ (Epic, 8-50570) released May 78
Tracks: Surrender, Auf Wiedersehen

Surrender 7″ promo (Epic, 8-50570) released May 78
Tracks: Surrender (mono), Surrender (stereo)

California Man 7″ (Epic, S EPC 6427) released Jul 78, UK
Tracks: California Man, Stiff Competition

Cheap Trick at Budokan LP (Epic, FE 35795) recorded Nippon Budokan, Tokyo Apr 78, released Oct 78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Lookout, Big Eyes, Need Your Love, Ain’t That A Shame, I Want You To Want Me, Surrender, Goodnight, Clock Strikes Ten

From Tokyo To You LP promo (Epic, AS 518) recorded Nippon Budokan, Tokyo Apr 78, released Oct 78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Lookout, Goodnight, I Want You To Want Me, Ain’t That A Shame, Clock Strikes Ten

California Man 7″ (Epic, 8-50625) released Dec 78
Tracks: California Man, I Want You To Want Me

I want you to want me 7″ (Epic, 06SP-182) released 78, Japan
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me, Oh Caroline

Clock Strikes Ten 7″ (Epic, 06SP-207) released 78, Japan
Tracks: Clock Strikes Ten, So Good To See You

California Man 7″ (Epic, 065P-2) released 78, Japan
Tracks: California Man, How Are You

California Man 7″ (Epic, BA 461935) released 78, New Zealand
Tracks: California Man, High Roller

I Want You To Want Me 7″ (Epic, 06SP-21) released 78,Japan
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me, Surrender

I Want You To Want Me 7″ (Epic, 8-50680) released 78
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me, Clock strikes ten

I Want You To Want Me 7″ promo (Epic, 8-50680) released 78
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me (mono), I Want You To Want Me (stereo)

I Want You To Want Me 7″ (Epic, 8-50680) released 78, Belgium
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me, Look Out

Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace 7″ (Epic, 065P 64) released 78, Japan
Tracks: Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, I Want You To Want Me

Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace 7″ EP (Epic, 084P-1) released 78, Japan
Tracks: Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Downed, Hello There, Surrender

Various Artists – Hot Rocks LP (CBS, AS 409) released 78
Tracks: Southern Girls

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Bun’s Carlton Air Farce

Demos/Rehearsals c71-73
Tracks: Here comes the sun, I fall to pieces, instrumental jam, Made my banana stand, Peaceful easy feeling, Two of us, We’re for the dark, You don’t own me, You really got a hold on me

Sick Man of Europe

Demos recorded c71-73
Tracks: Beans, Hot Tomato, I’m a surprise

Cheap Trick

Stardust Club, Rockford 30-8-74
Tracks: Hot Tomato, Second Generation Woman, Love’s Got a Hold on Me, Rock’N’Roll Queen, Stupid Girl, Dancing in the Street, Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School, I Know What I Want, Down on the Bay, Rock and Roll, Move Over, Money (That’s What I Want)

Demo/Rehearsal recorded 74
Tracks: “jam”

Demo recorded mid 74
Tracks: Hot Tomato

Madison, Wisconsin / Rockford, Ilinois 74 (Tracks unknown)

Demos recorded 74 – 77?
Tracks: Southern Girls (alt vers), Speak now or forever hold your peace (alt vers), Taxman (alt vers), I dig go go girls, Lovin Money (alt vers), Waitin for the man

Anna Page Park, Rockford 11-5-75
Tracks: Downed, Rock ‘n’ Roll Tonight, Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School, I Want You to Want Me, Ain’t Got You, Hot Tomato, The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not The Only Boy), Ain’t That a Shame, Take Me I’m Yours, Love’s Got a Hold on Me

Milwaukee 75, possibly Summerfest, Milwaukee 4-7-75? or Humpin’ Hannahs, Milwaukee?
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me, Rock And Roll Tonight, Not Fade Away, I Know, Disco Paradise, Burning In My Heart, Son Of A Gun, Auf Wiedersehen, Take Me I’m Yours, Tonight, Ain’t Got You, Pain Pain, I Was A Fool, You Talk Too Much, Arabesque

“Beertown” 75 possibly The Brewery, East Lansing Jan 75?
Tracks: Pain Pain, Punch Ya – You talk too much, Blow me away, The ballad of Richard Speck, I was a fool, Rock n Roll tonight, Not fade away, I Know, Tom’s blues, Dealer, Need a little girl

Red Lion, Bloomington 6-5-76
Tracks: Downed, Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Elo Kiddies, Taxman Mr. Thief, Oh Candy, Lovin’ Money, Hot Tomato, California Man, I’ll Be With You Tonight, I Want You to Want Me, Fan Club, Surrender, Southern Girls, Road to Ruin, Come On Come On, Arabesque, Cry Cry, He’s a Whore, Ain’t That a Shame, The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not The Only Boy), Take Me I’m Yours, I Need A Girl, Auf Wiedersehen, You Talk Too Much

Night Gallery, Waukegan 28-5-76
Tracks: I Want You to Want Me, Surrender, Rock ‘n’ Roll Tonight, Elo Kiddies, Oh Candy, Hot Love, Southern Girls, Come On Come On

Haymakers, Chicago 27-8-76
Tracks: Southern Girls, You Talk Too Much, Ain’t That a Shame, Cry Cry, He’s a Whore, The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not The Only Boy), Need a Little Girl (Just Like You), Auf Wiedersehen, Dealer Dealer

“Cheeseland” Dec 76?
Tracks: I want you to want me, Do you believe me, Fool, Taxman, High roller, Cold Turkey, Lovin’ Money, Younger Girls, Henry, Oh boy, Girls on Fire, Down down

Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak 5-3-77
Tracks: Hello There, Elo Kiddies, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Cry Cry, Hot Love, He’s a Whore, The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not The Only Boy), Down on the Bay, Goodnight, Come On Come On

Starwood Club, Hollywood 17-3-77
Tracks: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Elo Kiddies, Oh Candy, Southern Girls, Cry Cry, Big Eyes, Taxman Mr. Thief, He’s a Whore, Mrs. Henry, Goodnight

In Concert ! April 1st 1977 bootleg-LP (Death, 526) recorded Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1-4-77, released 77. *not on LP
Tracks: Oh Candy, Southern Girls, Cry Cry, Big Eyes, Taxman, He’s a whore*, Goodnight*

Whiskey A-Go-Go, California 3-6-77
Tracks: Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Elo Kiddies, High Roller, Southern Girls, Cry Cry, Big Eyes, Can’t Hold On, Oh Boy, You’re All Talk, He’s A Whore, The Ballad Of Tv Violence, Down On The Bay, Good Night

Whiskey A-Go-Go, California 4-6-77
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Elo Kiddies, High Roller, Auf Wiedersehen, Downed, Southern Girls, Ain’t That a Shame, Mrs. Henry, The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not The Only Boy), He’s a Whore, Goodnight

Seattle Centre Coliseum, Seattle 12-8-77
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Elo Kiddies, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Big Eyes, Southern Girls, Downed, I Want You To Want Me, Please Mrs. Henry

Music Hall, Cleveland 29-9-77
Tracks: Hello There, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, I Want You to Want Me

El Mocambo, Toronto 5-10-77 (or 1-11-77) Set #1
Tracks: Intro, Hello There, Rock and Roll Tonight, Hot Love, Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School, Taxman Mr. Thief, Oh Candy, Cry Cry, Your All Talk, I Want You To Want Me, Oh Caroline, Oh Boy, Violins, High Roller, Auf Wiedersehen

El Mocambo, Toronto 5-10-77 (or 1-11-77) Set #2
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Elo Kiddies, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Big Eyes, Southern Girls, Downed, Loser, Ain’t That a Shame, Please Mrs. Henry, He’s a Whore, Down on the Bay, Goodnight Now, Clock Strikes Ten

Samurai Rock Band bootleg-12″ (Slipped Disc, SX TT 979) recorded Rockford Armory, Illinois 8-10-77, released 77. *not on LP
Tracks: Hello There, C’mon C’mon, Elo Kiddies, Taxman Mr. Thief, Oh Candy, You’re All Talk, Speak now or forever Hold your Peace*, Southern Girls, Downed, You’re a loser*, Ain’t That A Shame, Please Mrs. Henry, I Want You To Want Me, He’s A Whore, Down on the bay*, Goodnight*, Clock strikes ten*, Auf Wiedersehen

Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston 5-11-77
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Heaven Tonight, Stiff Competition, California Man, Ain’t That a Shame, I Want You, Surrender, Auf Wiedersehen, Clock Strikes Ten

Los Angeles 10-11-77 Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (Tracks unknown)

Palladium, New York 12-11-77
Tracks: Come On Come On, Elo Kiddies, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Big Eyes, Southern Girls, Downed, Mrs. Henry, Goodnight

Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh 14-11-77
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Elo Kiddies, Speak Now, Big Eyes, Big Eyes, Southern Girls, Downed, You’re A Loser, Ain’t That A Shame, He’s A Whore, Please Mrs. Henry, Goodnight, Clock Strikes Ten, Auf Wiedersehen

Stone Pony, Asbury Park 16-11-77
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Elo Kiddies, Loser, Taxman Mr. Thief, Big Eyes, Ain’t that a Shame, I Want You to Want Me, Oh Caroline, Violins, Southern Girls, Downed, Please Mrs. Henry, He’s a Whore, Goodnight

WKQX, Chicago 20-12-77 Mantra Studios
Tracks: Intro, Hello There, Come On Come On, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Elo Kiddies, High Roller, Auf Wiedersehen, Ain’t That A Shame, Please Mrs. Henry, Band Introductions, Downed, Southern Girls, The Ballad Of TV Violence, He’s A Whore, Goodnight Now

Demos recorded 77
Tracks: I Want You To Want Me, I Dig Go-Go Girls, Lovin’ Money, Lookout, You’re all talk, Southern Girls, Come On Come On

Rockpalast, Essen 4-3-78 (Tracks unknown)? or 79

Philharmonie, Berlin 14-3-78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Elo Kiddies, Southern Girls, Downed, Clock Strikes Ten, Goodnight

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 28-3-78
Tracks: I want you to want me

Kousei Nenkin Kaikan Chu-Hall, Osaka 27-4-78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Elo Kiddies, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Big Eyes, Lookout, Downed, Can’t Hold On, Oh Caroline, Surrender, Auf Wiedersehen, Need Your Love, High Roller, Southern Girls, I Want You to Want Me, California Man, Goodnight, Clock Strikes Ten

Nippon Budokan, Tokyo 28-4-78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Elo Kiddies, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Big Eyes, Lookout, Downed, Can’t Hold On, Oh Caroline, Surrender, Auf Wiedersehen, Need Your Love, High Roller, Southern Girls, I Want You To Want Me, California Man, Goodnight, Ain’t That A Shame, Clock Strikes Ten

Nippon Budokan, Tokyo 30-4-78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Elo Kiddies, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Big Eyes, Lookout, Downed, Can’t Hold On, Oh Caroline, Surrender, Auf Wiedersehen, Need Your Love, High Roller, Southern Girls, I Want You To Want Me, California Man, Goodnight, Ain’t That A Shame, Clock Strikes Ten

Paradise Rock Club, Boston 10-6-78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Stiff Competition, On Top of the World, Big Eyes, High Roller, Clock Strikes Ten, Need Your Love, Southern Girls, Surrender, California Man, Goodnight, Auf Wiedersehen

Bottom Line, New York 12-6-78
Tracks: Hello There, Big Eyes, Southern Girls, Need Your Love, California Man, Goodnight Now, Clock Strikes Ten

Royal Oak Theatre, Michigan 20-6-78 set #1
Tracks: Intro, Hello There, Come On Come On, Stiff Competition, On Top Of The World, Big Eyes, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Clock Strikes Ten, Need Your Love, Southern Girls, Downed, Surrender, California Man, Goodnight Now, Auf Wiedersehen, He’s A Whore

Royal Oak Theatre, Michigan 20-6-78 set #2
Tracks: Intro, Hello There, Come On Come On, Stiff Competition, On Top Of The World, Big Eyes, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Clock Strikes Ten, Need Your Love, Southern Girls, Downed, Surrender, California Man, Goodnight Now, Auf Wiedfersehen, I Want You To Want Me, He’s A Whore

Toledo Sports Arena 30-7-78
Tracks: Intro, Hello There, Come On Come On, Stiff Competition, On Top Of The World, Guitar Solo, Big Eyes, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Southern Girls, Need Your Love, I Want You To Want Me, California Man, Surrender, Goodnight Now, Auf Wiedfersehen, Clock Strikes Ten

Paris 23-8-78 (Tracks unknown)

Temple Theatre, Saginaw 19-9-78
Tracks: Intro, Hello There, Come On Come On, Stiff Competition, On Top Of The World, Guitar Solo, Big Eyes, Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Southern Girls, Need Your Love, I Want You To Want Me, California Man, Surrender, Goodnight Now, Heaven Tonight, Clock Strikes Ten, Auf Wiedfersehen

Capitol Theatre, Passaic 5-12-78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Stiff Competition, On Top Of The World, Rick Neilsen Solo, Big Eyes, Ain’t That A Shame, Southern Girls, Need Your Love, I Want You To Want Me, California Man, Surrender, Goodnight Now, Heaven Tonight, Auf Weidersehen, Clock Strikes Ten

Orpheum Theatre, Boston 15-12-78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Stiff Competition, On Top Of The World, Zander Guitar Solo Big Eyes, Fixing The Bass Amp, Ain’t That A Shame, Southern Girls, Need Your Love, I Want You To Want Me, California Man, Surrender, Goodnight, Heaven Tonight, Auf Weidersehen, Clock Strikes Ten

Demos recorded 78
Tracks: Stiff Competition, Surrender

7″ Acetate recorded 78, Japan
Tracks: Surrender, Don’t be cruel

7″ Acetate recorded 78, Japan
Tracks: I want you to want me

California Man bootleg-2xLP (Audifön, ACR 16) recorded Paradise Theatre, Boston 10-6-78, *recorded Bottom Line, New York 12-6-78, released 78
Tracks: Hello There, Come On Come On, Stiff Competition, On Top Of The World, Guitar Solo, Big Eyes, High Roller, Clock Strikes Ten, Need Your Love, Southern Girls, Surrender, California Man, Goodnight Now, Rock And Rool, Auf Wiedersehen, Hello There*, Southern Girls*, Need Your Love*, California Man*, Goodnight Now*

Demos recorded 76 – 80?
Tracks: Loser (ver 1), Taxman Mr. Thief, Ain’t Got You, Loser (ver II), You Talk Too Much, I Was A Fool, I Need Love, Lovin’ Money, Go Go Girls, Oh Boy (vocals), Loser (ver III), Disco Paradise, Take Me I’m Yours, Your Love’s Got A Hold On Me

 

Further Information;

http://www.cheaptrick.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheap_Trick
http://www.chipgreenman.com/
http://www.ctnewseurope.co.uk/

Line ups:

Grim Reapers                 Fuse #1                            #2 / Nazz
67 – 68                             68 – 70                              70 –
Rick Nielsen (keyb/gtr)   Rick Nielsen (keyb/gtr)     Rick Nielsen (keyb/gtr)
Joe Sundberg (voc)        Tom Peterson (bass)       Tom Peterson (bass)
Bill Walsh                       Joe Sundberg (voc)          Craig Myers (gtr)
Gary Schuder                 Craig Myers (gtr)              Thom Mooney (drms)
Jim Zubiena                    Chip Greenman (drms)    Robert Antoni (voc)
Ross Anderson

Sick Man of Europe         Cheap Trick #1               #2
71 – 73                             73 – Oct 74                     Oct 74 –
Rick Nielsen (keyb/gtr)   Rick Nielsen (keyb/gtr)    Rick Nielsen (keyb/gtr)
Tom Peterson (bass)     Tom Peterson (bass)     Tom Peterson (bass)
Craig Myers (gtr)             Brad Carlson (drms)      Brad Carlson (drms)
Robert Antoni (voc)         Randy Hogan (voc)        Robin Zander (voc)
Brad Carlson (drms)       Rick Szeluga (bass #1)

“Bun’s Carlton Air Farce”
c71-73
Brad Carlson (drms/gtr/bass)
Rick Pemberton (gtr/bass)
Bob Pemberton (gtr)
Dough Ball (gtr)
Dobbins (perc)
Randy Hogan (voc)
Craig Meyers (voc)
Cliff Johnson (voc)
Joe Sundberg (voc)
Robin Zander (voc)

Rick (Daxx) Nielsen is ex-Boyz, Phaetons
Brad Carlson (Bun E Carlos) is ex-Paegans (67)
Tom Peterson is ex-Bo Weevils
Chip Greenman, Craig Myers, Tom Peterson are ex-Toast & Jam
Chip Greenman is ex-Apaches (64), Little Kings (66), Huns (67), later in The Names
Randy Hogan later in Straight Up, Rick Szeluga later in The Names
Robin Zander is ex-Destinations, Butterscotch Sundae, Hoods, Madrigals, Zander & Kent

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