New Cheap Trick for the Open Minded Cheap Trick Fan
garage_man | Chicago | 06/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Without getting into too much detail and therefore ruining it for everyone, I just want to say that this CD is very interesting. The hardcore Cheap Trick fan who hates new and exciting things will hate this CD. On the other hand, if you love Cheap Trick and are interested in hearing a little different sound to your favorite songs, you have to have this one in your collection. Cheap Trick meets Industrial, Dance Club, Electronica, whatever. You decide. These are not cheap, money making ripoffs from some rising star looking to capitalize on a great song someone else did before. These are classic hard rock, punk, etc. artists from relatively the same period paying tribute to a great band in their own way."
Not exactly a cheap trick....
C. Pol | Ontario, Canada | 09/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Cheap Trick since I was a wee one. When I saw this CD, I was a little intrigued at first, but finally gave into my will. When I finally put the CD into my player at home, I was literally blown away. I've never been too impressed with techno music, but this CD has more than changed my view of the genre. From Jani Lane of Warrant fame doing "I Want You To Want Me" to John Corabi and Taime Downe, the collection of singers is pretty impressive. Standouts would have to include "Surrender," "I Want You..." and "Auf Wiedesen." I would recommmend this CD to any fan of Cheap Trick, whether old or new. It provides for an interesting on the classics we all know and love. At the same time, it also shows that the music of yesterday can compete with a lot of the current stuff that is WAY over-played. Considering the success of Cheap Trick and other similar bands of the era, it would be interesting to contemplate who would the be the next band to have a spin at the `techno wheel?'"
Don't get Tricked
C. Pol | 06/22/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First of all there are no punk artist on this sham of a tribute album. These are all the hairband hacks from the late 80's. The only exception is the guy from Drama Rama. How can I say this without sounding terse, it stinks. Gee, what a concept take great songs, and ruin them. What a concept. Just because techo is the new disco does not make it a viable form of music. Or better yet just because something is new does that make it better? If you want to do something different how about doing a big band swing thing, or maybe alterna country bands like Wilco The Mavricks, the Jayhawks, and BR549 covering Cheap trick Songs. This album though rates right up there with Disco Mickey Mouse. The lone exception is the version of "I Want You to Want Me." After that the dreck level gets higher with every track. If you want to hear Cheap Trick songs done right, buy Cheap Trick records, not this garbage. Cheap Trick deserves a better tribute than this. What did they do to deserve being treated so bad?"