Cheap Trick - Gonna Raise Hell........
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 09/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Catching just about everyone by surprise Cheap Trick's "Live At Budakon" album, released early in the year, vaulted to the top of the charts and became a smash hit. All of a sudden the band went from opening act / club status to being able to headline arenas. "Dream Police" was actually already in the can when the live album was released, and was pushed back to the end of the year in order for the live album to run it's course. I don't think that "Dream Police" is quite as good as the previous studio disc "Heaven Tonight", but it has some great songs on it. The title track is an all time classic and still gets played on classic rock radio to this day. "The House Is Rockin" is a great rocker. "Gonna Raise Hell" is a track that is cool, but features a rather dated disco beat to it. "Voices" was the other hit from the album and was a rather nice ballad. The album closer "Need Your Love" was a 7 minute plus tour de force that features some killer guitar work from Rick Neilson. This track almost sounds like something UFO might have recorded. The rest of the album is just ok. Cheap Trick were at the peak of their popularity at this time in their career and "Dream Police" is a great portrait of where the band was at during this time period."
Best Cheap Trick album to get
EngrPaul | Pennsylvania | 04/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I could pass on all the other Cheap Trick albums. This is the only one I own."