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Cheap Trick Releases 17th Studio Album

Cheap Trick: Bang, Zoom, Crazy… HelloCheap Trick, best known to many for 1970s hits like “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” and soon to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has released Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello.

Julian Raymond, known for his work with Glen Campbell and Fastball, produced the record, which is the band’s 17th studio album. Bassist Tom Petersson praised Raymond’s methods. “Julian really brings the best out in us,” Petersson said. “He really understands our band and because he’s not us, he can see things that we don’t or can’t see in ourselves. We’re so close to this music, you need somebody else like Julian.”

You can hear some of the music the band created together, with guitarist Rick Nielsen’s son Daxx on drums, replacing founding drummer Bun E. Carlos, via the single, “When I Wake Up Tomorrow”:

Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello Track List:

  1. Heart on the Line
  2. No Direction Home
  3. When I Wake Up Tomorrow
  4. Do You Believe Me?
  5. Blood Red Lips
  6. Sing My Blues Away
  7. Roll Me
  8. The In Crowd
  9. Long Time No See Ya
  10. The Sun Never Sets
  11. All Strung Out