Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cheap Trick - The Greatest Hits (1991)

I'm not much of a Cheap Trick fan, but I found this for $2 in the clearance bin. I figured I couldn't go wrong.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #174

Tracks: At 13 tracks, I don't know all the songs on here, but it's fun to hear Dream Police, She's Tight, I Want You To Want Me, and Surrender. Although I'm usually a fan of covers, I could do without their versions of Magical Mystery Tour, Don't Be Cruel, and Ain't That A Shame. I had forgotten Tonight It's You and If You Want My Love but glad they're on here; I always like being reintroduced to old songs. I've never liked The Flame, but it unfortunately it has to be included. Come to think of it, I'm not much for any power ballad. I don't remember hearing the last three tracks before now: I Can't Take It, Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love, and Voices.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I Want You To Want Me takes me right back to junior high again. Surrender, of course, reminds me of Damone scalping tickets in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

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