Classic Rock Bottom

I don't really have anything new or different to say about the newest Cheap Trick album, so we'll just talk about Rockford.  So this album is named after the band's hometown, Rockford, Illinois. And it's yet another very strong album for the band.  Although you'd never know it by looking at the charts.  It topped out at number 101, while none of the three singles released managed to chart. Hey, it was 2006, radio had been changed forever.  By this time, we would never again see a day in which a classic rock band could release a single and have it heard by the masses.  But it is what it is. There was also no certification for the album.  That's everybody who hasn't heard it's problem.  If I took the band's last three albums we've covered, they are really all three extremely close in goodness.  I'll have to rank this one somewhere, but it clearly could be ranked higher on any given day.  Do you own the album?  If no, why not?  You are missing a very good one.  Oh yeah, how 'bout that Beatles influence on Dream The Night Away?

Album Ranking:

1. Standing On The Edge

2. In Color

3. Dream Police

4. Cheap Trick (1997)

5. Rockford

6. Cheap Trick (1977)

7. Heaven Tonight

8. Special One

9. At Budokan (Live)

10. Busted

11. Lap Of Luxury

12. Woke Up With A Monster

13. All Shook Up

14. Next Position Please

15. One On One

16. Found All The Parts (EP)

17. The Doctor

RJ's Ultimate Cheap Trick Playlist:

1. Hot Love

2. He's A Whore

3. Mandocello

4. Oh Candy

5. Hello There

6. Big Eyes

7. Oh Caroline

8. Clock Strikes Ten

9. Southern Girls

10. Come On, Come On

11. So Good To See You

12. Surrender

13. On Top Of The World

14. California Man

15. Auf Wiedersehen

16. Ain't That A Shame (Live)

17. I Want You To Want Me (Live)

18. Dream Police

19. Way Of The World

20. This House Is Rockin'

21. Gonna Raise Hell

22. Voices

23. Writing On The Wall

24. I Know What I Want

25. Need Your Love

26. Can't Hold On

27. Such A Good Girl

28. Take Me I'm Yours

29. Stop This Game

30. Just Got Back

31. Can't Stop It But I'm Gonna Try

32. If You Want My Love

33. She's Tight

34. I Can't Take It

35. Little Sister

36. Tonight It's You

37. Love Comes

38. Standing On The Edge

39. This Time Around

40. Cover Girl

41. The Flame

42. Wrong Side Of Love

43. Ghost Town

44. Back 'n Blue

45. If You Need Me

46. Can't Stop Falling Into Love

47. You Drive, I'll Steer

48. Had To Make You Mine

49. Never Run Out Of Love

50. Didn't Know I Had It

51. Tell Me Everything

52. Anytime

53. Hard To Tell

54. Carnival Game

55. You Let A Lotta People Down

56. Say Goodbye

57. Wrong All Along

58. It All Comes Back To You

59. Too Much

60. Special One

61. Pop Drone

62. My Obsession

63. Sorry Boy

64. If I Could

65. Perfect Stranger

66. If It Takes A Lifetime

67. O Claire

68. This Time You Got It

69. Give It Away

70. Every Night And Every Day

71. Dream The Night Away

72. All Those Years

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