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Cheap Trick: Dream Police

Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 29 November 1979

IN THE BEGINNING, Cheap Trick was lovable because they tried to pull off the toughest trick in the book: making rock that was both bonehead-hard and intelligently witty. Rick Nielsen aspired to nothing less than the kind of working-class-hero reputation he'd found in role models like Pete Townshend and John Lennon. 

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