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Ira Robbins, Sex, America, Cheap Trick (Sony Legacy), May 1996

AT A TIME WHEN AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL was sinking under the commercial weight of glitter-ball beats, arena bombast and California no-cal, Cheap Trick blew out of the Midwest, primed to reinvigorate what remained of rock's mainstream with their unique brand of hip, high-power pop.

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