10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 1978, Cheap Trick had to go all the way to Japan to become stars in America. Recorded at the legendary Tokyo theater, At Budokan was Beatlemania adapted to the ’70s arena-rock age, with the omnipresent din of screaming girls pushing Cheap Trick to energetic and elating extremes on “Come On, Come On” and “Clock Strikes Ten.” And in the double shot of “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” the album yielded two of the most enduring anthems of the era.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 1978, Cheap Trick had to go all the way to Japan to become stars in America. Recorded at the legendary Tokyo theater, At Budokan was Beatlemania adapted to the ’70s arena-rock age, with the omnipresent din of screaming girls pushing Cheap Trick to energetic and elating extremes on “Come On, Come On” and “Clock Strikes Ten.” And in the double shot of “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” the album yielded two of the most enduring anthems of the era.

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