Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive, Vol. 3 (1984-1992) (2015)
Rock, Power Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:36 | 138 MB
Label: Epic / Legacy | Release Year: 2015
Combining a love for British guitar pop songcraft with crunching power chords and a flair for the absurd, Cheap Trick provided the necessary links between '60s pop, heavy metal, and punk. Led by guitarist Rick Nielsen, the band's early albums were filled with highly melodic, well-written songs that drew equally from the crafted pop of the Beatles, the sonic assault of the Who, and the tongue-in-cheek musical eclecticism and humor of the Move. Their sound provided a blueprint for both power pop and arena rock; it also had a surprisingly long-lived effect on both alternative and heavy metal bands of the '80s and '90s, who often relied on the same combination of loud riffs and catchy melodies. Listen compilation tracks The Epic Archive, Vol. 3 (1984-1992).