Classic Rock Bottom

As good as the new Cheap Trick album is, very few people that still listen to free radio stations will get to hear any of it.  It's an unfortunate sign of our times, but it is what it is.  The same thing was beginning to happen back in 1994 when Woke Up With A Monster was released.  Free radio was still playing some rock, but it was already getting difficult for many of the band's we loved from the 70's and 80's to get played.  Woke Up didn't sniff the Top 40, nor did any of the singles released from the album.  That crowd just wasn't interested.  Plus there was a lack of promotion from the record company.  But that doesn't make it a bad album.  Like Busted before it, I think it's quite underrated.  For me, there isn't a bad song here (well, You're All I Wanna Do is a bit cheesy).  It's an easy album to listen to from front to back.  I don't care for the album cover though or the font change on the band's logo.  One song I'd like to mention here is Tell Me Everything.  It's a cryin' shame this song was not promoted and played on the radio.  It should have been a big hit for the band.

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. Busted

8. Lap Of Luxury

9. Woke Up With A Monster

10. All Shook Up

11. Next Position Please

12. One On One

13. Found All The Parts (EP)

14. 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

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