Cheap Trick Break Out In Hives

noah | June 1, 2009 3:00 pm
Cheap Trick’s “Sick Man Of Europe” is the first single from their forthcoming album The Latest, and by golly, they certainly sound like they’ve been revitalized over the past few years. The riffs crackle, Robin Zander’s voice sounds nearly curdled, and the whole enterprise brings the words “kick ass” to mind over and over again. (I know, I know, not the most erudite assessment, but when one gets bludgeoned, it’s often hard to sound smart in the immediate aftermath.) Another track from the album–the somewhat more traditional powerpop “When The Lights Are Out,” which is apparently a track from the band’s earliest days–is after the jump.
Cheap Trick – Sick Man Of Europe [YouTube]Cheap Trick – When The Lights Are Out [YouTube]