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At Budokan

Cheap Trick

1979

At Budokan
Album Summary

Cheap Trick at Budokan is a live album released by Cheap Trick in 1978 and their best-selling recording. After several years of constant touring but only middling exposure for the band, At Budokan steadily grew off radio play and word-of-mouth to become a high-selling success, kickstarting the band's popularity and becoming acclaimed as one of the greatest live rock albums of all time and a classic of the power pop genre. It was ranked number 426 in the 2003 edition of Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2020, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". An album featuring leftover tracks from the band's 1978 Budokan set, plus additional material from their 1979 tour of Japan, was released in 1994 as Budokan II, and a two-disc reconstruction of the complete original Budokan performances, titled At Budokan: The Complete Concert, was released to commemorate its twentieth anniversary in 1998.

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3.09

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Hard Rock
Rock

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Fri Jan 29 2021
1

I really hate this fucking album. Jesus Christ, Mary and Joseph I hate this album. Might I enumerate those ways in which thine sweet serenade doth fuckin piss me off? Listen close. First off, the singer has no soul. Like this nigga sounds like he isn't allowed to reveal that he's trapped in this band as a cosmic punishment for some heinous crime. Garbarge. that's one. Second off, this shit is literally - and I mean actually literally - not even partially artistic. Every song is boring. Every song is 100% predictable. Every song sounds like it was fabricated for the collective wet-dream of of the characters in that 70's show. wtf? This is fucking crazy. Bland as fuck, its like feeding my ears straight white rice cooked in distilled water. There's literally nothing here. And if you wanna get into the weeds, we can talk about specifics - incessant 4/4 shit-drumming; solos that sound 100% lackluster due to an unbelievable lack of tension, plus guitar solos that actually mimic real sounds in the world that are boring (the clock solo at the end is the ultimate example of this); The horribly awkward talking in the middle of most of the music: the 'i need some love' part was so bad it actually made a permanent change on my mood; How about that bass player? Talk about bullshit! He'snot doing anything. Take his ass out and replace him with a machine why don't you? And they shouted out that shitty drummer one too many times. That's two things. Now lets talk about the album as a whole. First off its live. Why? its worse this way. They are not exciting. They are not fun. They are not inspiring live. Their lyrics are harder to hear, which for me is a plus, but can’t be a plus for the crowd of 'women' - aka dads in drag or daughters who went to this concert to honor their dads or women who were looking for a hookup and 500 bucks and cocaine backstage. I genuinely can't believe that any of the women I heard in this crowd were there of their own free will, even if they think they were. I won't believe it, it'd be an insult to women. Classic Rock Dad, sure he's there. But wtf? In fact I'd like to see a phenomenological investigation of the aesthetic judgement of these women. The music was the equivalent of a 15 year old highschool mini-himbo (has-slept-with-4-young-women-and-thinks-hes-on-top-of-the-fucking-world-because-he-buys-ditch-weed-and-cries-to-cheap-trick-in-his-basement-while-his-single-mom-is-taking-out-the-trash-alone-...-again). That means it was also a work in neu-virility - you know? The whole 'Oh baby I need you so much and all my vulberable emotions are actually just expressed through my need to have a slam piece near me who doesn't hate my music' type shit. For women, its insidious self hate. For men, its right on the god damn mark. Either way, its lame af. That's three. Lyrically its about as mature as 5glo 10 years ago and sounds just as young on the ears. How can anyone justify basically talking about nothing interesting? Isn't tgis part of the rock corpus that old white guys point to to say music now is dying? How did these lyrics pre-empt the awkward, wan, inconsequentiality of modern lyricism, except without the very obvious cultural impetus for such a switch. Only song I had heard before was Surrender and they even made my hate that in this listen. Its actually almost artistic how trite the lyrics are. Sadly, they are clearly artless. 1/5, but really more like .9/10, the requiste score for 'music' in the broad sense. Harumph

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Mon Aug 02 2021
2

The point of a live album is to take everything that makes the studio album great and amp it up with the energy of a live show. Unfortunately, Cheap Trick is just a sloppy mess live, apparently. The hits are still good but everything is just... loose. And the recording isn't even hight quality. It's just not worth it, really.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
1

There was a certain consumerism magic about Japan in the mid to late 70s. All the trinkets sold in dollar stores said "made in Japan" rather than "made in China'', the energy crisis had people turning away from the North American gas guzzlers and buying  Honda Civics, and the most sought after Beatles bootleg was called "Five Nights in a Judo arena"  which was also recorded at Budokan.  Cheap Trick's live album was perfectly timed to benefit from the thirst for all things from Japan. Too bad the album sucks.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Day 36 of Albums You Must Hear.. At Budokan (Live) is the album that put Cheap Trick on the international map, having gained early popularity in Japan, the Rockford, Illionois band that had been playing and recording since 1973 made this live album in 1978. When copies of this record that was meant to be exclusive to the Japanese market made their way to the US, Epic Records was forced to release an American version in 1979, and would go on to be Cheap Trick’s most successful album. I Want You to Want Me is probably the most recognizable song to the average listener and is dripping with sex and desire. Surrender has been one of my favorites from Cheap Trick ever since it was featured in a film I saw once about the Son of Sam serial killer of the 70’s. Ain’t That a Shame, a cover of the great Fats Domino song from 1956 is my officially my favorite song. The closing track, Clock Strikes Ten, is a great song that anyone can rock out to! Hearing the fans go ape shit on every song made listening to this record even more exciting! Cheap Trick rode a wave that was departing the Disco era, when most bands were transitioning to Soft Rock. These guys turned up the heat and brought some heaviness back to Rock music. This was a great listen and an album you must hear before you die. Please share your thoughts, memories and opinions!!

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Thu May 06 2021
2

Rather uninspring lyrics and boring. I just don't want to spend time listening to this. No magic in terms of crowd interaction. Nothing that made me want to stop and focus. Why is this on here?

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

I saw Cheap Trick live at Download Festival many years ago. I remember the singer was dressed as a sailor, and the guitarist had a guitar with 4 necks. They were excellent live. I have already heard a couple of songs from this album, so am excited to hear the rest! Songs I already knew: I Want You To Want Me, Surrender Favourite after listening: I Want You To Want Me, Surrender This was genuine excellence. Live albums don’t tend to be as good as studio albums but this was perfection throughout, and with a good set of headphones you can imagine being there with them. Every single song gave me goosebumps at one time or another. Everything was very tight, no voice cracks, no duff notes. And most importantly, each song was catchy and very enjoyable. I would recommend absolutely everybody listens to this album.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
2

Listening through this, I was confused at first. Then I hit "I Want You to Want Me" and realized oh, this is home to probably one of the most famous live rock songs I know. I'm still not a fan of live albums in general, but I understand including this one now. That doesn't mean I like it, though. I wouldn't return to it aside from the two hits. Favorite tracks: I Want You to Want Me, Surrender. Album cover: Honestly not that bad. It's just a band/stage photo but they look like they're having fun and the colors are pretty nice. 2.5/5

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Wed Sep 09 2020
5

Classic. High quality. Great crowd. Goodnight was awesome. Need your love was killer. "That" version of i want you to want me.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

De manière générale, j'aime bien les albums live. Pourtant, celui-ci manque cruellement de transitions entre les chansons, ce qui a tendance à me déplaire. Les Cheap Trick devraient en la matière prendre exemple sur le Nimmerland-Tour de RIN. Voici comment les concerts en question étaient structurés : - La première partie était assurée par le chanteur James Arthur, qui devait le plus souvent abréger sa prestation en raison du mécontentement de la salle. - RIN arrivait ensuite en tyrolienne en chantant justement des chants tyroliens avant d'enchaîner huit fois le morceau Dizzee Rascal type beat. - À mi-concert, l'incident des "deux merdes" donnait lieu à de longues minutes de négociations entre le rappeur et la frange costumée du public. - Juste avant le dernier morceau, RIN dévoilait sa carte maîtresse en invitant la voix française de Shark à le rejoindre sur scène devant des fans qui n'en croyaient pas leurs yeux. - RIN regagnait enfin sa loge où l'attendait Bausa et sa terrible influence.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
1

2.5/10 Boring. You're always simultaneously hoping for a good song to come and for the album to end. "Surrender" is the best one. 1- 2- 3- 4- 5-- 6=- 7=- 8+ 9= 10=

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

es como escuchar a los bicles con distor No muchas bandas tienen ese power cuando tocan en vivo y este es un disco que sin duda voy a volver a escuchar seguido Need your love, i want you to want me, surrender, goodnight y clock strikes ten

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

This is probably the best, ballsiest sounding live record around. Big Eyes has huge energy on a weird guitar part that takes over the room like a big animal. turns out the audio is from Osaka and not at the Budokan, the recording there was a failure. FABULOUS ALBUM

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

De los mejores discos en vivo de la historia.

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Fri May 28 2021
5

Cheap Trick wouldn't be at the top of my list of favourite bands, to be honest I hadn't heard much of their work. But they really won me over with this album. This is a great live album. The band's performance & the crowd's energy really gets you going when listening to it. One of the biggest surprises I've had so far listening to all these albums.

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Sun Nov 26 2023
4

Cheap Trick capture their high energy power-pop in a live setting. Guided by Voices fans will find a lot to like here, latter-day GBV - in the Doug Gilliard era(s) - clearly takes some influence from Cheap Trick.

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Wed May 05 2021
3

Decent but ultimately slightly disappointed

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

Good rock n roll album but not a fan of live albums

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Wed May 19 2021
3

Alright. Mix could have been a bit cleaner, but at least it sounds like a live album.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

Easy enough listening but nothing stand out which would bring me back to it.

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Fri Apr 14 2023
2

Not sure why this album exists - Cheap Trick have about 3 good songs (1 on this), pretty basic rock fare with no significant enhancements discernible in the live delivery captured here, the record itself wasn't supposed to be released in the US in the first place, and it wasn't even recorded at Budokan! The record-buying public are weird..

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Thu Feb 08 2024
2

Meh. One song does not make an album listenable

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

ARE YOU READY TO ROOOOOOCK!?!

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Sat Apr 03 2021
5

I’ve never given cheap trick the time of day. This album is legitimately great.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

Great album. Songs sound even better live

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Wed May 05 2021
5

What an amazing rock n roll experience! I loved every aspect of it!

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Sat Feb 27 2021
5

Just some amazing live 70s rock. Easily relistenable. I actually didn’t know that much about Cheap Trick besides their singles and I really like everything on this album.

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Sun Jul 11 2021
5

Best live album EVER!!! Cheap Trick RULES

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Tue May 11 2021
5

This album made me buy Spotify Premium. A solid 5/5.

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Tue May 11 2021
5

This made me happy. The end 5/5

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Good album, lots of Classic songs

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Sat Jan 08 2022
5

Just so great. I think in most cases a live recording in which the listener can hear the screaming fans during the actual songs might get old really fast, but I would argue that in the case of "At Budokan," the fans are what make this such a fun, energy-filled live album. They make "I Want You to Want Me" better, that's for sure. This version of "Surrender" is so much better than the studio version that they might as well be different songs. This is the high water mark for Cheap Trick.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

Awesome, great vibe, and I even recognized a few tracks! I want you to want me is legendary

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Fri Apr 01 2022
5

If you look up rock music in a dictionary, it just says this album.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
5

Amazing live album from an awesome band. No wonder they took off after this.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

One of the all-time great live albums. The set is perfect, and there's a reason this is the prime version of I Want You To Want Me!

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

This could be the definition of the right thing at the right time, from 1978, the era of this kind of rock, this album, even if you don't know this band, will give you the feeling of that era. I don't like much albums recorded from concerts, however this one it's just the right choice.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

Yes!! My very first album as a kid. I remember my father walking with me to K-mart ( yes, K-mart!) to buy. Hello There is a great way to start a show. Every song is fantastic. Big Eyes reminds me of my 6th grade girlfriend, Mary G. Great album, great memories. My son was in a stroller, only a couple years old and he got to experience these guys at the Plainwell island city festival on July 24th, 1999. They played 5 songs of this album. Put my niece, Kaylee, on my shoulders and Rick Nielsen handed her a guitar pick. She was only 5 or 6 at the time! Should be noted, there were only a couple hundred folks in the crowd, so easy to get right up and see the band. Just a wonderful album. My first 5!!

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Sat Dec 03 2022
5

This is a classic vinyl record. This has a live debut of surrender and is very classic rock. Enjoyed it a lot!

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Mon Feb 20 2023
5

Kananlihhoa ei syytä ole piilotella LÄTKÄSTÄÄN VITOSTA!! SORI JOS ON PASKAA!!! Ei voe mitään

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Mon Feb 27 2023
5

I see quite a few negative reviews for this album and I disagree with them. The complete Budokan concert is even better because it (naturally) includes more songs and removes some of the overdubbing that was present on this version. Robin's voice was cleaned up a little in parts and a synthesizer was added to "Surrender." I recommend the complete concert version. Otherwise, this is one of the best albums of all time. Hello There and Come On Come On are great concert openers and there isn't a bad song on this album. This album introduced me to how good live music can be and to Cheap Trick. Highly recommend.

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Mon Mar 06 2023
5

One of the best live albums ever!

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Thu Mar 16 2023
5

I’m not going to talk about how I don’t care for live albums. This project has finally put that notion to rest for me. I wasn’t familiar with anything on side 1 - but I really enjoyed it and wished I was at Budokan. Or Osaka rather. On side 2 I recognized three in a row. A great rendition of Ain't That a Shame, then the beloved classics I Want You To Want Me and Surrender. I really noticed the drums on this... Cheap Trick knows how to rock. So much energy in this performance! I really loved this album.

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Thu Mar 16 2023
5

I love this band. Surrender is one of my favorite songs. This album is exhilerating and fun!

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Thu Mar 16 2023
5

This was a rockin' awesome album!! I want to be there!

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Fri Mar 31 2023
5

This albums great, it’s in the Mount Rushmore of live albums. Every song is great.

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Mon Apr 10 2023
5

Cheap Trick at the height of their powers. I like how 'Need Your Love' acts as the gravitational centre of the collection, a sprawling, prowling epic around which the zippier material orbits. And what material! It's banger after banger. The likes of 'Surrender' and 'I Want You to Want Me' are established classics, but 'Big Eyes', 'Clock Strikes Ten' and 'Come On, Come On' are comfortable bedfellows. Robin Zander is a superb singer but it's guitarist Rick Neilson who stands out. His playing is all broken shards and wiry little tangles of noise. The epitome of power pop, then - yet no-one quite sounds like Cheap Trick, now or then.

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Thu Apr 13 2023
5

One of the best live albums I have heard. Live albums can be hit or miss. They often feel a bit sterile and remove you from the action. What sets this album apart is the immersion of it. The excitement builds as the album progresses and it is hard not to feel like you are in the crowd. It also helps if you like Cheap Trick which I do

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Fri Apr 14 2023
5

Easy one for me: a fab five. Immediately felt happy when I saw this cover appear on the screen. I am ashamed that before I knew them, I gave them short shrift at a music festival. Someone I don’t know stayed and wrote something one of the best pieces of forum writing I’ve read about them: http://www.premierrockforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=879&p=56759 “…As I heard more and more songs in the concert I thought about how the band Cheap Trick had played big stadiums and had girls screaming at them and been very famous and probably had lots of drugs and other things like that but now they were here playing to some people who didn't know them or really care about them like I didn't know them and some of the people watching probably wanted to see The Fall instead. But they did not get sad and instead they played like they did not want to be anywhere else or be doing anything else in the whole world” Simon, this IS the Greatest Hits. And I’m reviewing the deluxe 2 CD full gig, not the short version linked on the page. Even the otherwise throwaway “Can’t Hold On” has enough conviction in the chorus to elevate my puny fist up in the air. And the best is as powerful as pop and rock can be x

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Fri Apr 14 2023
5

I desperately wanted to know and love Cheap Trick because they were Billy Corgan’s favorite band and I was desperately in love with Billy Corgan. Ah, youth! The memory is faded, but perhaps I once bought a box set of their top three albums and proceeded to not listen to them. Was Budokan among them?

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Fri Apr 21 2023
5

This is exactly what you want from a live album. It’s crackling with energy

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Tue Apr 25 2023
5

Now that’s what I call music

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Tue May 09 2023
5

Arguably the greatest 42 minute concert 1 million 12 twelve year old girls ever attended.

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Fri Jun 30 2023
5

JUSTE WOW QUE DE DÉCOUVERTE !

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Tue Jul 18 2023
5

The only relevant power pop live record. And one of the greatest live albums of the second half of the 70s. OK, it is not one of those bombastic gatefold double records with lots of songs and solos. They had just released their third album a few days before after all. But no filler here. And all songs sound better than the studio ones, specially the iconic 'I Want You to Want Me'

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Fri Oct 20 2023
5

10 Things I Hate About You was probably the first time I became aware of Cheap Trick thanks to the Letters To Cleo cover of I Want You To Want Me. I never really listened to Cheap Trick properly until I was in my early 20s when they became a mainstay in my music rotation especially when drinking with friends. I love every minute of this album and it’s easily one of the best live albums of all-time!

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Wed Nov 15 2023
5

One of the biggest things I’ve learned from doing an album a day is that I actually have started to really like live albums, where previously I avoided them for no particular reason. I just assumed they would be annoying to listen to compared to a studio recording, but really many of the ones I’ve done so far are high energy and I can absolutely see the appeal. Really loved these tracks, and found them to be even more exciting with an audience and that live concert sound.

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Wed Jan 17 2024
5

•Owned •Thee Live Rock Album. Cheap Trick turns the Budokan into a cauldron with an inferno of a set. Even when they swing with Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame”, they also rock. I would, indeed, like to do a number with them. (I saw them live about 20 years ago, at the Date Festival of all places, and they still played their hearts out then.) •4.5/5

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Fri Jan 19 2024
5

One the best live albums. Right up there with Frampton Comes Alive

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Mon Feb 19 2024
5

In a decade of great live albums, Budokan is one of the greatest. Screaming Japanese fans who finally let it out after sitting on their hands during Beatlemania, Bun E.’s great drumming, Robin’s voice, Rick’s guitar and Tom’s seventies bass made me a big big fan. Part of the soundtrack of my existence. And one of the greatest Fats covers ever.

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Mon Feb 19 2024
5

Great Live album in every way. Underrated band. Great set list and they played to the audience Loved listening to this. As everyone my age I wore this album out

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Sat Feb 24 2024
5

Definitely a surprise. I didn't expect that a live concert album from the 70's was actually good beyond the notable hits (I Want You to Want Me and Surrender), but this one really delivers. Though nothing else is quite as good as those, the whole album from start to finish does maintain a great energy and I enjoyed the whole trek. Big Eyes, Need Your Love, Come On, Come On, Aint that a Shame... pretty much everything put a smile on my face. Very enjoyable.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

I have always had a soft spot for Cheap Trick, one of my first concerts. An awesome live album to make you feel right in the arm-waving crowd with great pop rock anthems. The 8 min Need Your Love take has great riffs and the live I Want You to Want me can't get any more sing-along-able.

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Fri May 14 2021
4

Always tough starting with a live album, but liked this one. "I want you to want me" and "Surrender" are probably the two biggest hits on this one!

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

не люблю альбомы з концертов, качество записи чуть хуже.. но даже так - 4 стабильно

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Good fun 70's rock. I bet this show was a blast.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Me llama la atención que hayan agregado un álbum que no es "de estudio" a esta lista. Fue un cambio de estilo bienvenido después de la última racha. Confieso que no ubicaba al grupo; sólo reconocí la canción de "I want you to want me", pero como que es la más diferente del álbum. ¿A qué se deberá que este grupo no tiene tanto renombre como Kiss, AC/DC o Metallica? Me gustó la canción "Need Your Love" y ya la agregué a mi lista.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Good time jams, solid classic rock, good atmosphere

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Quite liked this, they've got some classics too

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Sat May 01 2021
4

Hard rock writ large, replete with screaming female fans reminiscent of Beatlemania. One of the better live rock albums I've heard.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Honestamente sólo había escuchado Sur render (gran rola) y no tenía ni idea de quienes eran. El disco me parece bueno, con 3 o 4 rolas (me gustó Big Eyes en el juego de voces) que ya agregué y cuando haya tiempo entrarle más. Iba a darle 3 por ser disco en vivo, pero merece la pena volver a dárselo.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

Awesome quality for a live album that old, plus Cheap Trick is a great band

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

Pues sí divertido, gran energía, momentos chidos, pero no gracias, no me quedan ganas de escucharlo de nuevo, salvo por Need Your Love que me suenan muy familiares los riffs y tiene un gran final. Mood: Chido para drogarse en un festival.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Never heard of Cheap Trick before and have no idea what they sound like on a studio record, but this live album has great energy and seems to really capture the performance. A very engaging and enjoyable listen despite not knowing any of the songs. I do like the catchy rock songs, but am not really motivated to seek out the studio versions. I usually find live albums fall a bit flat, but I couldn't fault this recording or performance at all.

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Sat Feb 13 2021
4

very good album but not a big fan of the last song or the fact that it is all live. very good though

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

A lot of fun and some surprises at the songs I knew. Solid 4!

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

Was a little surprised to see a live album, especially as there doesn't seem to be anything particularly unique about the performance, but I get it was an important release for the band and I did really enjoy it. Great energy and good songs! Sound like a fun live band. 8/10

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

Hieman haastava arvioitava sinänsä, että Cheap Trick ei ole nimenä minulle millään tavalla tuttu, eikä biisitkään kuulostaneet ennestään tutuilta. Näiden live-esityksiä pitäisi sitten arvioida. Mielestäni levy kuitenkin oli hyvä, soitto kuulosti energiseltä ja yleisön laulamista ja huuteluakin oli vähän saatu mukaan nauhoitukseen. Biiseistä jäi mieleen Need Your Love, Surrender ja Clock Strikes Ten.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

Really enjoyed this. Sounds of so many bands I like and more proof that Oasis were rip off merchants.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

Great fun. V pleased to have discovered these guys

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

It’s some classic pop-rock and it’s damn good. They are also all good musicians especially the lead guitarist as showcased on Ain’t That a Shame. The solos are good and the band is really tight. It’s not deep or anything but it’s full of exciting upbeat bangers and that’s sometimes just what you need. Favorite songs: Come On, Come On; Big Eyes, Need Your Love, Ain’t That a Shame, I Want You to Want Me, Surrender Decent 8/10

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Good things: Loved that they had a "Hello" opener song and a closer "Goodbye" song. Good crowd interaction having people clap on "I Want You To Want Me", which is a really good song. Rocking out to Big Ben is a sick encore. Good rock n roll sound like Peter Frampton but a bit less sappy and a little more edgy. Still quite radio-friendly music to be honest, but it all sounds balanced. Bad things: "Lookout" and "Need Your Love" are quite forgettable songs (ignoring the savage guitar solos). Very close to giving it a 5.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

De sfeer heeft wel iets, maar geen fan van livealbums. Surrender is echt wel een topnummer. Ook de andere nummers brengen direct sfeer.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

Another classic. It was nice to do a deep dive into some of the lesser known tracks on here. I realized I tend to only listen to 3 or 4 tracks when I put this on. I will have to let it ride out now

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Sun Jul 18 2021
4

Generous for a live album of Glammy prog but need your love is intriguing

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

While their records were entertaining and full of skillful pop, it wasn't until At Budokan that Cheap Trick's vision truly gelled. Many of these songs, like "I Want You to Want Me" and "Big Eyes," were pleasant in their original form, but seemed more like sketches compared to the roaring versions on this album. With their ear-shatteringly loud guitars and sweet melodies, Cheap Trick unwittingly paved the way for much of the hard rock of the next decade, as well as a surprising amount of alternative rock of the 1990s, and it was At Budokan that captured the band in all of its power.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
4

Such a fun live album there’s so much energy!! Also I didn’t know a lot of these songs (which I already love) are Cheap Trick!

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