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The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979)
Cheap Trick
The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979)
Genre: Rock
 
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If a group?s made up of two genuine rock star types, a Huntz Hall lookalike with a guitar fetish, and a guy who looks like an accountant, which one d?ya think would keep track of its recording archive? Don?t worry, it?s no...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cheap Trick
Title: The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979)
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Real Gone Music
Release Date: 4/28/2017
Genre: Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 848064005698

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If a group?s made up of two genuine rock star types, a Huntz Hall lookalike with a guitar fetish, and a guy who looks like an accountant, which one d?ya think would keep track of its recording archive? Don?t worry, it?s not a ?trick? question?it is indeed the bespectacled Bun E. Carlos, the drummer for the original line-up of Cheap Trick, who has not only commented on every song (as faithfully transcribed by Ken Sharp) but provided much of the source material for this collection of rarities from the band?s early days, 18 tracks that reconfirm that the singular blend of classic rock, power pop, and glam?and inspired visual style?wielded by this outfit of Rockford, Illinois places them among the first rank of American rock ?n? roll bands. First up are three 1975 demos (of ?Come On, Come On,? ?Southern Girls,? and ?Taxman, Mr. Thief?) they cut at Ardent Studios in 1975 prior to signing a record deal, followed by early, 1976-1977 studio takes (produced by Jack Douglas) of ?You?re All Talk? and ?I Want You to Want Me,? an outtake, ?Lookout,? from their debut record, and an alternate (and nasty) version of ?I Dig Go-Go Girls.? On deck are an instrumental version of ?Oh Boy? (the B-side to ?I Want You to Want Me?) and live versions of ?You?re All Talk? and ?Goodnight? from a 1977 stand at the Whiskey, and a pair of alternate takes from the Heaven Tonight album, ?Stiff Competition? and ?Surrender.? Also inside are five rarities from the band?s famed Japanese tours, including the single version of ?Ain?t That a Shame,? the promo-only release ?Lookout,? and three tracks from the out-of-print Budokan II album, ?Stiff Competition,? ?How Are You,? and ?On Top of the World.? The ?no strings? version of ?Dream Police? rounds out the collection in fine style. Compiled by producer Tim Smith, remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York, and featuring photos by Robert Alford, The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979) takes its place as a key release in the august Cheap Trick discography

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