Cheap Trick
Style: Rock
Release date: June 23rd 2006

Cheap Trick’s roots go all the way back to the late 60’s so you can certainly consider them a classic Rock band. Well, I can’t exactly say I’m a huge fan of them but it happens that they release an album that hits me just where it hurts. Even though I consider myself a Heavy Metal fan I have nothing against catchy and well crafted Rock music and Cheap Trick’s new album called “Rockford” is just such a little catchy and well crafted thing.


We get 12 tracks and everything from Pop/Rock, Beatlesque Pop, and harder Rock tracks. They have this ability to write catchy and memorable Rock songs that I just can’t get out of my head. Okay... a few of the tracks there are to be found here on “Rockford” reminds me too much of The Beatles... and I’m maybe the only person on this planet that really can’t standThe Beatles... so a few songs are just awful in my humble opinion but most of them are catchy like hell.


It’s the straightforward rocking songs that I find best and even though that they have their own style, some of their harder songs remind me a tad of bands like Slade, AC/DC and evenGuns’n’Roses. Just take a listen to ”Come on Come on Come on”… damn, Slade is written all over this track. And in my opinion one of the best songs on “Rockford”.


Yes, most of the songs are surprisingly good and I will put this Party-Rock album on again and again between all the mayhem and shredding stuff.  The production is splendid and the cover artwork is “different”.


- In the mood for throwing a party? Go… get some beers, put this album on and Rock on!

Label: Steamhammer/SPV
Distribution Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 67/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: April 25th 2007