Cheap Trick

 

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.

 

 

This album was autographed/completed in 2018 and 2019.

As you can see, the signatures are virtually unrecognizable.

 

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 “That ’70’s Show” CD cover sleeve,

signed on September 27, 1999 at the in-store Wherehouse Records store in Hollywood.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

The above unused extra ticket of mine was for the first time I ever saw Cheap Trick

in concert New Year’s Eve at the Fabulous Forum, December 31, 1979.

 

Eventually, I would see this band 38 times (as of 12/31/2020).

This tour was just the beginning.

 

ONE OF FAVORITES BANDS IN ALL OF ROCK AND ROLL

and one of my favorite bands to collect from.

I thrill at having collected the signed items you see upon this page.

 

 

Personally signed by Robin Zander at the Wiens Winery on Friday September 12, 2014,

in Temecula, Ca., during a solo concert of “The Robin Zander Band”.

 

Robin, though a bit reluctant at first thinking that this guitar would end up on Ebay, did agree to autograph my guitar after some convincing (and begging) by myself and seeing my wife’s honest face and pretty smile. Robin Zander continues to show why he is one of R&R’s most generous and friendly autograph signers and why after 40 years he is so very popular with so many fans.

 

Note to Security Man the night this guitar was signed: 

I told you I was a fan/and not going to sell this guitar,

no matter many times “you have heard that before“.

 

 

The continuous generosity of the band Cheap Trick,  as always to their fans,

These items above two LP’s were autographed on

Wednesday August 30, 2017 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

 

 

1979 DREAM POLICE Tour Book signed as best possible

(dark cover) by the band members.

1989 World Tour Book signed by the entire band.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Personally signed Remo drum head, (though it appears he likes Ludwig)

by Bun E. Carlos indicating my favorite Cheap Trick song,

“Everything Works If You Let It”.

 

 

The ACTUAL Drum used in the Cheap Trick video, “Can’t Stop Falling In Love”,
directly acquired the day of the video from Bun E. Carlos’s drum set,and subsequently sold to me from a vendor.

 

 

 

Drumhead signed by Tom Petterson, Bun E. Carlos, Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen.

I have seen them at the largest of concert hall venues to the smallest of state fairs,

Las Vegas poolside/beach parties, parking lot concerts, and at many, many 1000 seat (or less) clubs.

They are without a doubt, one of my favorite bands both on the radio, and especially live on stage.

(I even saw them play at Magic Mountain in 1983(ish) ??

 

I started collecting their autographs in about 1988,

and have had tremendous success and personal enjoyment.

I really admire and try my best to show my support to this band.

To exactly say when and where everything I have from them was signed,

is simply so difficult with any precise accuracy.

Unless noted otherwise, your just going to have to take my word that I got their

signatures live and very much directly in person.

 

MY CHEAP TRICK CONCERT COUNT:

38 times in concert, since December 30, 1979.

 

Purchased and personally signed by Robin Zander at the Wiens Winery

on Friday September 12, 2014, in Temecula, with proceeds of purchase to charity.

Robin autographed it for my wife and I while in his dressing room after the concert.

 

   

Concert used drum sticks by Bun E. Carlos personally sent from him on December 4, 2014.

Please note that one of the two sticks is also autographed by Mr. Carlos.

   

Four signed copies of probably the band’s most popular and successful album,

“Dream Police”.

 

Just some of over 137 (and counting) Cheap Trick guitar picks in my collection.

Hanging with CHEAP TRICK on Saturday November 22, 2014

at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco.

“Everything Works If You Let It”

 

Hanging with my daughter and the boys of CHEAP TRICK
on Wednesday December 16, 2015, at The Fox Theater in Riverside, California.

 

 

IT PAYS TO HAVE FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

(or at the very least, to be friendly to those in high places)

I SIMPLY CANNOT EXPRESS ENOUGH GRATITUDE TO MR. BUN E. CARLOS

for the extreme generosity he has shown me, both in person and in sending me the many
“surprise items” through the mail. His generosity equals his playful sense of humor,
and both equal this man’s unbelievably talented playing of his Ludwig Drums.

 

Equal thanks goes to Robin Zander, Tom Peterson and Rick Nielsen for their willingness to both sign autographs “on the streets” and at the many offered pre-concert Meet and Greets that I have attended.

 

THANKS AS WELL, goes out in full to Mr. Daxx Nielsen.

What an absolute tremendous drummer he is, and an incredibly friendly guy.

Though I miss Bun, I respect, admire and welcome the change and support

 

Daxx as a full member of this band.  Love this guy!

 

 

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)
(at last played at Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY, on August 12, 2001).

It has not been performed in almost 20 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.

 

Eager to get back out o the road, they did so during most of 2021,

after, of course 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,