ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE BAND OF ANY BAND.
(more albums than The Eagles, continuous touring since 1976, and fans all over the world)
Perhaps the greatest American Band ever!
I have seen Cheap Trick 38 Times in concert;
starting since December of 1979.
(it simply has not been nearly enough times)
More so than any other band or artist I have ever seen in concert.
I love the guys endlessly and enjoy the band so much, but wish they
took just a brief bit of more time, mere seconds, when signing
autographs for fans. These signatures are virtually unrecognizable.
The majority of the following signatures below, unless noted otherwise,
were autographed between the years 1988 – 2006.
Fully signed Cheap Trick drum head purchased directly from
the bands website in January of 1994.
A complete win/win for both the band and fans of the band,
by selling real and authentic signed merchandise directly from the band.
The ever, ever and so so generous.
Mr. Bun E. Carlos
Even when I write to him just to thank him for something or say hello, he say’s “hello back”.
Autographed and mailed to me by Bun. E. in November of 2020.
I wish to thank ALL THE MEMBERS of this beautiful band that has been
part of my entire adult life and since seeing them in concert in 1979.
Its so hard to express the joy I feel seeing them in concert.
TWO OF MY FAVORITE SONGS BY THE BAND CHEAP TRICK ARE
ALSO TWO OF THIER LEAST PERFORMED IN CONCERT:
Both of these songs are:
“SUCH A GOOD GIRL”
“EVERYTHING WORKS IF YOU LET IT”.
Both songs were originally found on the June 2 1980 EP release,
“Found All The Parts” (pictured above)
(“Everything Works If You Let It” was actually a 45rpm bonus single, slipped into the EP jacket)
According to the website SETLISTS/,FM “Such A Good Girl” has only been
performed live in concert ONCE (August 11, 1980, at Forum de Montreal in Canada).
“Everything Works If You Let It” has been performed only 3 times since 1984
(at the Star Plaza Theater in Merrillville, TN, on February 26th and 28th, 1998)
(and last played at Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY, on August 12, 2001).
It has not been performed in almost 22 years.
I have written to both Rick and Robin, and to their management,
and even brought signs to the concerts, requesting the playing of
either of these songs. Since 2016, no responses have yet to be received.
I will go on record right now and state that I will gladly
pay $1000.00 to the band, if they play
BOTH these songs at the next concert I attend.
CHEAP TRICK concert “Meet and Greets”
have been some of the funnest encounters with any band ever
in the over 50 Meet and Greets that I have thus far with so
many bands. Indeed, Cheap Tricks were indeed some of the best!!
However, increasingly, and after my last paid event on August 30, 2017
at Los Angeles’s Greek Theater specifically, I found myself asking the question:
“OKAY, so what part of this was the GREET?”
The first clue was when our host lined up the crowd of about 30 fans and said,
“Okay, there are to be no autographs asked for, and the photo is going to be
real quick. We are going to zip you in and zip you out. It’s going to be fast”.
He was right. The entire encounter was a rushing in, then a blink of a photo, then followed by the command, “NEXT”. Almost $400.00 for what amounted to a photo opt, not a Meet and/or Greet. I was barely given time to say hi to these four men and convey a smile. Now, I am not looking to sit down and have tea and biscuits with these guys. I understand that time before a concert is both limited and crucial, however, I have been to many Meet and Greets with other bands, whereas a fan is allowed a reasonable amount of time (even 20-30 seconds, which, if done right, a fan can pretty much say their peace in such a time) and all went smoothly.
As far as no autographs, that too is absolutely ridiculous.
What is the more appropriate time and place than at a Meet and Greet to obtain at the very least 1 personal item signed? There is no better or more secured time and place, and is an avoidance of asking for a signature on the streets.
MR. ROBIN ZANDER:
Have you taken a good look at the “signatures” that you
have been autographing over these last few years?
I understand that you perhaps are generously signing as many signatures as you can for as many fans as you can, and with that said signing an autograph is far different than signing a legal document, but, my goodness, that overlying loop and scribble is completely unrecognizable and ruins at best, the extremely hard work that a fan goes through in what is a fully signed album or photo.
My point simply is this pretty please:
PLEASE try and take a bit of extra care and an “extra second” when signing.
Most of your true fans want to proudly display your signature to family and friends.
By taking just that extra entire second, just 1 blip of a second more,
a true fan can have forever a real and readable autograph, instead of
these rushed and unrecognizable scribble of your initials. Please 🙂
One of the very first bands to appear and emerge after the COVID epidemic, was Cheap Trick.
Always eager to get back out on the road, CHEAP TRICK continues to be the
hardest working band continually on tour, even putting out new music:
The album “IN ANOTHER WORLD” was released on April 9, 2021, their 20th studio album:
LOOK carefully as these are 4 different autographed inner signed sleeves that came
with the first wave of the first pressing album, limited, and sold out VERY FAST,