Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Cheap Trick Meet The Dream Police

Mark Leviton, LA Weekly, 21 September 1979

IN THE conference room of Epic Records in Century City, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen is good-naturedly taunting the group's producer, Tom Werman, who can't get a tape threaded through the tape deck. Finally, the title song of the group's new disc, Dream Police, thunders into the room: "When I fall asleep/I bet they're spying on me/They try to persecute me/They're judge and jury all in one."

Total word count of piece: 781