Cheap Trick Are Classic in the Best Possible Way

Cheap Trick House of Blues December 17, 2014

In rock and roll, as in most genres of popular music, there are benefits that come with youth. You have more energy, odds are good you haven't hit your creative peak yet and, if you're lucky, you haven't been in the world long enough to become completely cynical. There's something to be said about writing, recording and performing knowing you still have most of your life ahead of you.

But there's also something to be said for our rock and roll survivors, the road dogs who have put in decades doing this whole music thing we all know and love. Yeah, it's easy to pick on those bands limping through playing the Scout Bar/Concert Pub circuit, but if you can play and you've got the songs, why not do what you love?

And so we come to Cheap Trick, who can still play and who do have the songs and have been doing this whole rock and roll thing for four decades now. And somehow still have the energy to go out and put on a hell of a show.

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Cory Garcia is a Contributing Editor for the Houston Press. He once won an award for his writing, but he doesn't like to brag about it. If you're reading this sentence, odds are good it's because he wrote a concert review you don't like or he wanted to talk pro wrestling.
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