I read the news this morning that Cheap Trick was self-releasing its new album, which is cool, but not really that newsworthy. Lots of bands have been stepping outside of the “label world” lately. But this paragraph stopped me in my tracks:
Amazon will have exclusive rights for one month, and the album will also be available in limited LP and 8-track editions.
That’s gotta be a typo, right? Or a joke? Right?
While I was poking around on their site, looking for any hints or clues, I noticed that they’ve got an awesome collection of videos on YouTube, including a bunch of songs from Budokan and a complete 1980 show and three promo videos from Dream Police. In short: totally awesome.
Video: Cheap Trick – “Surrender” (live at Budokan)
Previously: Cheap Trick at the Double Door: We’re All Alright (2001).