CHEAP TRICK - Rockford Armory, Illinois '77 (CD)

Category: KLONDIKE CDs

• Brilliant performance at the Rockford Armory, Illinois '77
• Includes the entire WXRT-FM broadcasts
• Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

When Cheap Trick came roaring out of Rockford, Illinois in 1977 with their uber-cool debut, self-titled album, tired old stadium rockers could only look on with horror and dread.

This ballsy, yet nervous romp of powerful pop would cause repercussions in the music world for generations to come. No-one had delivered a sound that would combine Beatles, Badfinger and The Who with such volume and intensity and with tongue situated firmly in cheek.

Cheap Trick's appearance at the Rockford Armory in 1977 captures the band at their primeval best, a raw, loud experiment in rock and roll underclass debauchery, a climax of anti-cliche with two fingers up to anyone who cares. Offering a beautiful snapshot of the band as devout protagonists of savage pop, a brutally exciting brand that would influence the likes of Steve Albini (Big Black), Sonic Youth, MX80 Sound et al.

Klondike proudly presents the entire WXRT-FM broadcast of Cheap Trick, live at the Rockford Armory, Illinois on 8th October 1977. Professionally re-mastered original broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos.


1. Hello There
2. Come On Come On
3. Elo Kiddies
4. Taxman Mr Thief
5. Oh Candy
6. You're All Talk
7. Southern Girls
8. Loser
9. Ain't That A Shame
10. Please Mrs Henry
11. I Want You To Want Me
12. He's A Whore
13. Down On The Bay


Title Rockford Armory, Illinois '77
Catalogue No KLCD5042
Format CD
Barcode 5291012504210