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You wanna hear a band about to explode? In June 1977, Cheap Trick was in Los Angeles to record their second album, In Color. To get the band in shape for the record, they booked 5 gigs at the Whisky a Go Go the weekend of June 3. The result: a series of fire-breathing shows that you can still hear reverberating on the Sunset Strip to this day. KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer introduced the band at the shows, and his memories are clear: ““The Whisky was packed for every show. A lot of girls showed up. It was like the ‘new’ Beatles had arrived.” Indeed, this concert stand takes its place alongside The Doors in 1966, Led Zeppelin in 1969, and Van Halen in 1977 as among the most notorious shows hosted by the venerable venue. As drummer Bun E. Carlos puts it, “The Whisky shows capture a hungry band. It's right before we went on tour with KISS and became much more famous than we were at this point. It was two nights where we did all our cool stuff from our first couple of records and it's chock-full of goodies.”

All of this would be mere legend, witnessed by only a couple of hundred Cheap Trick fans each night, but for the fact that the tapes were rolling courtesy of the Record Plant’s Mobile Unit One for four out of the five shows (and the fidelity and immediacy of these recordings are AMAZING). But when At Budokan hit 18 months later and propelled the band to superstar status, the tapes were shelved. Now, 45 years later, the whole world can discover what those lucky souls witnessed those nights at the Whisky: that this quartet from Rockford, Illinois was on its way to making rock history.

Our 4-CD set contains all four shows in their entirety (well over half completely unreleased), complete with often hilarious on-stage patter largely from guitarist Rick Nielsen, and includes notes from Ken Sharp featuring quotes from Nielsen, Carlos, and Robin Zander. Packaging is Live at Leeds style, and these shows rock every bit as hard as that legendary live gig. Limited to 2000 copies…if you are a Cheap Trick fan, speak now or forever hold your peace!

You wanna hear a band about to explode? In June 1977, Cheap Trick was in Los Angeles to record their second album, In Color. To get the band in shape for the record, they booked 5 gigs at the Whisky a Go Go the weekend of June 3. The result: a series of fire-breathing shows that you can still hear reverberating on the Sunset Strip to this day. KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer introduced the band at the shows, and his memories are clear: ““The Whisky was packed for every show. A lot of girls showed up. It was like the ‘new’ Beatles had arrived.” Indeed, this concert stand takes its place alongside The Doors in 1966, Led Zeppelin in 1969, and Van Halen in 1977 as among the most notorious shows hosted by the venerable venue. As drummer Bun E. Carlos puts it, “The Whisky shows capture a hungry band. It's right before we went on tour with KISS and became much more famous than we were at this point. It was two nights where we did all our cool stuff from our first couple of records and it's chock-full of goodies.”

All of this would be mere legend, witnessed by only a couple of hundred Cheap Trick fans each night, but for the fact that the tapes were rolling courtesy of the Record Plant’s Mobile Unit One for four out of the five shows (and the fidelity and immediacy of these recordings are AMAZING). But when At Budokan hit 18 months later and propelled the band to superstar status, the tapes were shelved. Now, 45 years later, the whole world can discover what those lucky souls witnessed those nights at the Whisky: that this quartet from Rockford, Illinois was on its way to making rock history.

Our 4-CD set contains all four shows in their entirety (well over half completely unreleased), complete with often hilarious on-stage patter largely from guitarist Rick Nielsen, and includes notes from Ken Sharp featuring quotes from Nielsen, Carlos, and Robin Zander. Packaging is Live at Leeds style, and these shows rock every bit as hard as that legendary live gig. Limited to 2000 copies…if you are a Cheap Trick fan, speak now or forever hold your peace!

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Live at The Whisky 1977: 45th Anniversary [Limited Edition 4CD]
Artist: Cheap Trick
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
Wish

Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Rodney Bingenheimer Intro - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
2. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
3. Elo Kiddies - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
4. Set Break 1 - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
5. High Roller - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
6. Southern Girls - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
7. Cry, Cry - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
8. Big Eyes - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
9. Can't Hold On - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
10. Oh Boy - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
11. You're All Talk - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
12. Set Break 2 - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
13. He's a Whore - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
14. The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I'm Not the Only Boy) - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
15. Down On the Bay - 06/03/1977 - Early Show
16. Goodnight - 06/03/1977 - Early Show

DISC: 2

1. Hello There - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
2. Come On Come On - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
3. Set Break 1 - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
4. Oh Candy - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
5. Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
6. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
7. Elo Kiddies - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
8. Loser - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
9. Taxman, Mr Thief - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
10. Clock Strikes Ten - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
11. Set Break 2 - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
12. Big Eyes - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
13. He's a Whore - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
14. You're All Talk - 06/03/1977 - Late Show
15. Auf Wiedersehen - 06/03/1977 - Late Show

DISC: 3

1. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
2. Elo Kiddies - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
3. Set Break 1 - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
4. Hot Love - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
5. Southern Girls - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
6. Cry Cry - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
7. Big Eyes - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
8. Set Break 2 - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
9. Ain't That a Shame - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
10. Oh Caroline - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
11. Oh Boy - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
12. You're All Talk - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
13. Set Break 3 - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
14. He's a Whore - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
15. The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I'm Not the Only Boy) - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
16. Down On The Bay - 06/04/1977 - Early Show
17. Goodnight - 06/04/1977 - Early Show

DISC: 4

1. Hello There - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
2. Come On Come On - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
3. Set Break 1 - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
4. Oh Candy - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
5. Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
6. Please, Mrs. Henry - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
7. Set Break 2 - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
8. Violins - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
9. Taxman, Mr Thief - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
10. Clock Strikes Ten - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
11. Set Break 3 - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
12. Big Eyes - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
13. He's a Whore - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
14. You're All Talk - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
15. Auf Wiedersehen - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
16. Encore Break - 06/04/1977 - Late Show
17. Goodnight - 06/04/1977 - Late Show

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You wanna hear a band about to explode? In June 1977, Cheap Trick was in Los Angeles to record their second album, In Color. To get the band in shape for the record, they booked 5 gigs at the Whisky a Go Go the weekend of June 3. The result: a series of fire-breathing shows that you can still hear reverberating on the Sunset Strip to this day. KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer introduced the band at the shows, and his memories are clear: ““The Whisky was packed for every show. A lot of girls showed up. It was like the ‘new’ Beatles had arrived.” Indeed, this concert stand takes its place alongside The Doors in 1966, Led Zeppelin in 1969, and Van Halen in 1977 as among the most notorious shows hosted by the venerable venue. As drummer Bun E. Carlos puts it, “The Whisky shows capture a hungry band. It's right before we went on tour with KISS and became much more famous than we were at this point. It was two nights where we did all our cool stuff from our first couple of records and it's chock-full of goodies.”

All of this would be mere legend, witnessed by only a couple of hundred Cheap Trick fans each night, but for the fact that the tapes were rolling courtesy of the Record Plant’s Mobile Unit One for four out of the five shows (and the fidelity and immediacy of these recordings are AMAZING). But when At Budokan hit 18 months later and propelled the band to superstar status, the tapes were shelved. Now, 45 years later, the whole world can discover what those lucky souls witnessed those nights at the Whisky: that this quartet from Rockford, Illinois was on its way to making rock history.

Our 4-CD set contains all four shows in their entirety (well over half completely unreleased), complete with often hilarious on-stage patter largely from guitarist Rick Nielsen, and includes notes from Ken Sharp featuring quotes from Nielsen, Carlos, and Robin Zander. Packaging is Live at Leeds style, and these shows rock every bit as hard as that legendary live gig. Limited to 2000 copies…if you are a Cheap Trick fan, speak now or forever hold your peace!

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