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A Life Changer,
This review is from: At Budokan: The Complete Concert (Audio CD)
Few albums can be said to really change your life but for some reason this album, when I first heard it in the early 80s,did. Listening to this very accessible metal/rock album of a live US band at the height of their powers was a glorious revelation to me & my friends at a English public school.The whole album 'rocks' as they say, however stand out tracks are 'I want you to want me' & the sublime 'Surrender' the latter the perfect description of discontented American youth - these songs still get me 20 years later.The unique feature of the album is the high-pitched wail of the Japanese crowd (a country that adores Cheap Trick to this day) that some how fits around the music. CP's studio albums never quite match up to the live experience so I would plump for this album as the Trick album that you need to have in the collection.
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Initial post: 8 Dec 2008 13:45:33 GMT
What a great review! Whoever decided to mix the crowd into the chorus response was a genius. Even after all this time I still get chills when I listen to this album... the simplicity of the A - E - D chord sequence is pure Rock poetry with the guitar distortion on the majestic low E being probably the best bit!! Works for me anyway!
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