CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN - Cheap Trick
TRACK LISTING: Hello There, Come On Come On, Lookout, Big Eyes, Need Your Love, Ain't That A Shame, I Want You To Want Me, Surrender, Goodnight Now, Clock Strikes Ten
IMPRESSIONS: While going to middle school, I was enrolled in an art class. The art teacher was cool and she let us play whatever records we liked (within reason) on an old record player in the classroom. The most frequently played albums that year for us in the class were the first album by The Cars and "CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN". For some reason, though, we only played side two. I actually don't really know if I'e heard side one to this very day!
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Ain't That A Shame, I Want You To Want Me, Surrender, Goodnight Now, Clock Strikes Ten
FACT SHEET: Cheap Trick gained a huge audience in Japan early in their career which led to this concert in Tokyo on April 28 & 30, 1978. The frantic audience of 12,000 nearly drowns out the band at times. The album was originally intended for a Japanese-only release but strong radio airplay and the sale of aproximately 30,000 import copies in the U.S. prompted an official release of the album here. It is Cheap Trick's best-selling album.