Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Drums.


50 yr-old bass player, wrote and recorded with friend in the 80's, played in an "off the wall" punk band in the 90's, went dormant for a while but have been practicing a lot lately and hoping to form/join an active band again. loydan at hot mail dot com

I am looking to put together a Cheap Trick band, focusing on the first five albums or so, the 70's stuff. They have a lot of great music beyond Surrender and I Want You To Want Me. They are a great, great live rock-n-roll band, a combination of pop, punk, rock, and hints of metal that paved the way for so many bands that came after. They were a lot darker and edgier than I Want You To Want Me suggests (listen to Auf Wiederseh'n) but with great sensibility for writing catchy songs. They became more of a pop/MTV band in the 80's - still great music but a little different from the show I want to do. I think the songs can be fresh today and - unlike a lot of today's music - anyone hearing them for the first time can easily rock along by the end of the song, usually by the end of the first chorus.

If you don't know much about CT, but this idea intrigues you, check them out. I suggest a few of the following, but almost every song on the first five albums (Cheap Trick '77, In Color, Heaven Tonight, Budokan, Dream Police, All Shook Up, and even a couple "must do's" from One on One) makes for a kick-ass live jam.

Hot Love - from self-titled Cheap Trick album '77
Come On, Come On - In Color album
California Man - Heaven Tonight album
Big Eyes - In Color and Live at Budokan albums
Dream Police - Dream Police album
Just Got Back - All Shook Up album
If You Want My Love - One on One album

Not convinced? Try these, and i could go on and on...

He's a Whore - Cheap Trick '77
Daddy Should have stayed in High School - Cheap Trick '77
Southern Girls - In Color
Clock Strikes Ten - In Color
High Roller - Heaven Tonight
Auf Wiederseh'n - Heaven Tonight
Stiff Competition - Heaven Tonight
Lookout - Budokan
I'll Be With You Tonight - Dream Police
Voices - Dream Police (a ballad)
Stop This Game - All Shook Up
She's Tight - One on One album
Day Tripper (live) - the best Beatles cover ever!

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Oct 17 2017
Active over 1 month ago
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Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week


Love to listen to all forms of rock from roots of American rock-n-roll (Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, etc.) to the architects (Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard), to all things 60's (Beatles, Who, Stones), classic rock (KISS, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Queen). I grew up in the 80's on Iron Maiden, AC-DC, Billy Squier but listen to more pop 80's now than I did then, loved Soundgarden, Offspring, Foo, and Presidents of USA in the 90's. Great rock-n-roll has been a little harder to come by in the 2000's. And to tie it all together, I'm a huge Weird Al Yankovic fan!

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GK amp head
Steinberger Bass