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Woke Up With a Monster
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Ross B. from MEGGETT, SC
Reviewed on 12/19/2006...
new-case has a small slice cut on the bottom right corner-never openned, never played! Mailed without the case to save on postage!!!!
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The Clown Album
Garry Daniel | Knoxville, TN United States | 11/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Cheap Trick were always more than a mindless rock/pop group.
WOKE UP WITH A MONSTER is in itself a monster of an album.
LET HER GO,DIDN'T KNOW I HAD IT,and TELL ME EVERTHING are all great songs.The band never sounded better.I call it the clown album because of the cover and the inside photos. Any band that releases an album with a cover like this one is alright in my book.The sound is good,Robin Zander is in great voice, Rick's guitar is clear, sharp and biting, as usual.Petersen's bass and Carlo's drums are wonderful,rich and strong.Listen to the drum intro to LET HER GO. Another great song is GIRLFRIENDS. Zander just screams the song! The band photos are hilarious. I think one vital element missing in today's new bands is a sense of humor.Cheap Trick provides that as well as great writing, singing, and playing. Get this album and enjoy."
Wake up to this Monster
Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 02/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Warner Brothers had Cheap Trick for exactly one album, and what a great record they got. Too bad they totally missed the boat on promoting it. "Woke Up With A Monster" rocks harder than either "Lap Of Luxury" or "Busted," and Van Halen producer Ted Templeman knew exactly how to capture the band's sound. Cheap Trick was also obviously emboldened by the freedom from their old contract, because this is a thoroughly unrestrained sounding disc.
The Gary Glitter glam of "My Gang" lays out the statement of purpose here....this is an album for the faithful. "Ride Your Pony" is a great slinky salacious workout, and "Cry Baby" is as good as anything from the holy trinity of the first three CDs. The possession obsession of "Girlfriend" is a top notch look at the world of relationships through Nielsen's eyes and guitar.
This is also very much a band record! Tom Petersson and Bun E. Carlos are as tight as they were in the glory days, and Robin Zander shows no signs of being a near twenty year veteran of the rock wars.
Unfortunately, "Woke Up With A Monster" slipped through the cracks and right into the cut out bins. Don't make the same mistake by ignoring this record twice. It's every bit as strong as their ballyhooed 1997 eponymous album or 2006's "Rockford," so drop a few bills and bring this "Monster" home."