Cheap TrickCheap Trick
is a rock and roll band
from Rockford, Illinois
that gained notoriety in the late 1970s
. The band members are Rick Nielsen
(guitarist and main songwriter), Bun E. Carlos
(born Brad Carlson) (drums), Robin Zander
(vocals and guitars), and Tom Petersson
The band signed to Epic Records and released Cheap Trick in 1976. Cheap Trick's most famous album is Live at Budokan, which was recorded at Tokyo's famous Nippon Budokan Hall, the album went triple platinum.
This band released Cheap Trick, another eponymous album, in 1997.
The movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High was influential for Cheap Trick when Damone tried to sell tickets to a customer in the stand.
More recently, the band recorded the theme song for the FOX television series That 70's Show.
Bassist Tom Petersson is credited for having the idea for a 12-string bass. The instrument was actually first built by Hamer Guitars. According to Bun E. Carlos, Robin Zander also plays the Hamer 12-string in addition to a Gibson Firebird, Chandler "Telecaster" and Rickenbacker 325.
- 1976 Cheap Trick (debut) aka: Cheap Trick (1976)
- 1977 In Color
- 1978 Heaven Tonight
- 1978 Live at Budokan
- 1979 Dream Police
- 1980 All Shook Up
- 1982 One on One
- 1983 Nex Position Please
- 1985 Standing on the Edge
- 1986 The Doctor
- 1988 Lap of Luxury
- 1990 Busted
- 1991 Greatest Hits (1976-1991)
- 1994 Woke Up With a Monster
- 1997 Cheap Trick aka: Cheap Trick (1997)
- 2003 Special One