I just heard exciting news this weekend that Cheap Trick is going to play a show at The LImelight here in Peoria on February 9th! I just bought a ticket and I’ll have post on that show the next day on Friday, February, 10th! Until then, here’s a half a dozen Cheap Trick links and then a look at what’s coming up here next week on MBIP!
Cheap Trick Dot Com
The official website and you can see the Peoria date on there!
From Rockford to you: An oral history of Cheap Trick's early years
This is a great oral history of the band’s early days in The Chicago Reader. All the band members contribute as well as my friends, “Boris” Boden and Brad Elvis!
10 Insanely Great Cheap Trick Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know
A top ten list from Rolling Stone and yes, I know them all. "Auf Wiedersehen" is my favorite song on this list.
The History of Cheap Trick’s Breakthrough “At Budokan” LP
The story behind the album that put Cheap Trick on the map and in the charts.
Hometown Boys in the Hall: Cheap Trick Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Reports from Rockford, Illlinois media on Cheap Trick getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Origin of the CT Logo
Cheap Trick branded themselves before branding was even a thing. Here’s the story behind their iconic logo.
Coming up tomorrow is our Saturday Night dinner at Knuckle’s Pizza. The pizza is wonderful there, but I sampled something other than pizza last night, tune in tomorrow to see what I had there! Tuesday we continue our “Year In the LIfe of a Sandwich” food tour and this week I met Erik Reader and we sampled some Spanish sandwiches at Panaderia Ortiz Bakery (pictured above.) I kind of have a plan for Wednesday, but it’s not for sure yet, so I’m not going to put it down just yet and Thursday, I think I’m going to do yet another, “Can I Eat My Lunch In Here” segment. I already feel a little sick about that, but these things have to be done! Friday I’m kind of thinking about going to The Basket Case on Main Street, it’s been a while since I’ve been there, so we’ll see. That could change too. So enjoy your Sunday and just like The Velvet Underground, we’ll see you at All Tomorrow’s Parties!