Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cheap Trick & Peter Frampton - The Best Things in Life are, well, 80's

Other than the 60's, there may not have been a better time to have come of age, than the 1980s.

Punk rock like the Sex Pistols, New Wave, lots of avant guard kind of stuff, it was just a great time full of wild and artsy stuff. Add to that the resurgence of the blues with things like Stevie Ray Vaughn and it was just an amazing time for artists.

From that sort of crock pot of artists came a roaring juggernaut called "Cheap Trick". Born in Rockford, Illinois in 1973, the 4 band members created a visual appearance of 2 good looking rock stars (Robin Zander on vocals and rhythm guitar, Tom Petersen on 12 string bass (his own invention)) and 2 nerdy looking guys (Bun E. Carlos on drums, Rick Nielsen on lead guitar).

For some reason this group became one of my favorites and I have been a fan since their early days.

On Thursday June18, here in Kansas City, I got a chance to see them again and they did not disappoint. The bad opened for Peter Frampton and tore thought an amazing set. The guys are all now in their 60s, but heck I'm no spring chicken anymore either. It was a great night outside at KC's Starlight Theater and the weather cooperated.

Suffice it to say, it was a great evening & I came away with some great memories.

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