Classic Rock Bottom

I don't think the new Cheap Trick record is perfect, but it's pretty dang good.  The three songs that didn't quite appeal to me at first (Blood Red Lips, Roll Me and The In Crowd) are growing on me like crazy.  But we're here to talk about The Doctor.  Cheap Trick's ninth studio album arrived on shelves in 1986.  It didn't chart inside the Top 100 and it has never received a certification.  One single was released, It's Only Love, and it failed to chart as well.  Let's cut to the chase on this one.  I don't care for it.  It's covered in 80's styled keyboards and at times I can't even tell the band has a guitar player.  I think the song writing is poor and the songs just aren't catchy.  The only song with any potential to me is the closer and lone single It's Only Love.  But I can't even bring myself to include it on my UCT Playlist.   I'm sure there are die hard fans that love the album, but it doesn't work on any level for me.  This is the part where I ask for your opinion on the album...

Album Ranking:

1. Standing On The Edge

2. In Color

3. Dream Police

4. Cheap Trick (1977)

5. Heaven Tonight

6. At Budokan (Live)

7. All Shook Up

8. Next Position Please

9. One On One

10. Found All The Parts (EP)

11. 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

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