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 Post subject: I wonder what Randy thought of Cheap Trick?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:26 am 
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I know this is somewhat of a stretch but one of my all time favorite bands is Cheap Trick. Those guys were/are a stellar band. I don't think get the credit they deserve though many have covered them and siighted them as an influence. Can't believe they are not in R&R Hall of Fame.

I wonder if CT had much influence on QR. There is the Japanese connection kind of. I always loved the way Rick Nielsen threw little fills around much the way Randy did.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:53 pm 
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As I recall, Randy didn't like Cheap Trick. He thought they were a sloppy band or something, and was annoyed that all of his students wanted to learn Cheap Trick songs.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:02 pm 
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I absolutely LOVE Cheap Trick, but have to admit Rick's lead playing isn't technical, but good. Unfortunately his live playing has been very sloppy. I don't know if it's because he is getting older or if he just never challenged himself. It would be interesting to know what songs Randy did work on with his students other than the one's we've heard on tape, such as Queen.

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As I recall, Randy didn't like Cheap Trick. He thought they were a sloppy band or something, and was annoyed that all of his students wanted to learn Cheap Trick songs.


cheap trick was a favorite band of mine at the time. i was disappointed to find out that randy thought they were sloppy and mediocre.

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The only bands i have heard Randy mention was sabbath, kiss and not to crazy about them and queen not sure if he liked them or not from seeing a interview with quiet riot he says queen wasnt a influence but cant tell if he was kidden. I have never heard anything mentioned about cheap trick.


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:47 am 
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The only bands i have heard Randy mention was sabbath, kiss and not to crazy about them and queen not sure if he liked them or not from seeing a interview with quiet riot he says queen wasnt a influence but cant tell if he was kidden. I have never heard anything mentioned about cheap trick.


my remark above was in reference to a conversation i had with randy about cheap trick, george. randy didn't care for them.


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frank wrote:
Cryptic Night wrote:
As I recall, Randy didn't like Cheap Trick. He thought they were a sloppy band or something, and was annoyed that all of his students wanted to learn Cheap Trick songs.


cheap trick was a favorite band of mine at the time. i was disappointed to find out that randy thought they were sloppy and mediocre.

frank.


So I was right. :lol:

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frank wrote:
Cryptic Night wrote:
As I recall, Randy didn't like Cheap Trick. He thought they were a sloppy band or something, and was annoyed that all of his students wanted to learn Cheap Trick songs.


cheap trick was a favorite band of mine at the time. i was disappointed to find out that randy thought they were sloppy and mediocre.

frank.



I was thinking about going to see Cheap Trick at the Little Creek Casino next week...


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:32 am 
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Queen not an influence? Brian Mays style is all over the 2 QR albums ;)


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frank wrote:
Geo Sav wrote:
The only bands i have heard Randy mention was sabbath, kiss and not to crazy about them and queen not sure if he liked them or not from seeing a interview with quiet riot he says queen wasnt a influence but cant tell if he was kidden. I have never heard anything mentioned about cheap trick.


my remark above was in reference to a conversation i had with randy about cheap trick, george. randy didn't care for them.

I forget you got to hang with him! That is so cool frank. I didn't realize it was a actual conversation when I was reading the posts sorry.


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Kelle Rhoads did tell me himself that Randy owned the first Queen record and asked Kelle to check it out. He liked them. You can even hear him playing Tie Your Mother Down on one of the lesson tapes. I'm pretty sure that was the song. It's been a little while since I've heard it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:30 pm 
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One of the reasons I brought this up is because if you listen to the opening of Ain't That a Shame on "Live at Budokan" or from this live appearence http://youtu.be/EyW1p7SpYW8 there is an acsending lick similar to the one RR did on CT.


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