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Presenting Cheap Trick: A Musical In Eleven Years

Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, August 1978

Without a doubt, Cheap Trick has definite shortcomings as a band. They're certainly not perfect. However, they've now got three albums in their catalogue and that's more than enough to adequately judge their general merits and flaws, although the amount of difference (progress of a sort) between their records makes a continually changing evaluation necessary. Carefully hedged mumbo-jumbo aside, I stand by my claim that there is no better American rock band operating today.

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