Cheap Trick: Dream Police (Epic)
Paul Rambali, NME, 22 September 1979
BRIEFLY, THIS is the fifth time in four years that Cheap Trick have vented their prodigious energies. Dream Police was made before Live At The Budokan made Cheap Trick the new wave band for Americans who don't like new wave, but after they'd tasted Japan's infamous pubescent infatuation. It fits in with the vector of a band sufficiently convinced of their worth to maintain the need to push a little harder.
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