Monday, February 3, 2014

Cheap Trick: At Budokan 35th anniversary featured on In The Studio

The 35th anniversary of Cheap Trick’s 1978 live album, “At Budokan”, is featured on this week’s edition of North American rock radio series In The Studio.

Singer Robin Zander and guitarist Rick Nielsen join host Redbeard to discuss the band’s biggest-selling album.

Cheap Trick found early success in Japan, and capitalized on this popularity by recording at Budokan in Tokyo on April 28 and 30, 1978.

Originally intended for release only in Japan, strong airplay of the promotional album “From Tokyo To You” led to an estimated 30,000 import copies sold in the United States before “At Budokan” was released domestically in February 1979.

The album’s lead single, "I Want You To Want Me", reached No. 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the second single – a cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" – went on to reach No. 35.

“At Budokan” peaked at No. 4 in the US and went on to sell more than three million copies.

Hear the 35th anniversary of “Cheap Trick At Budokan” on In The Studio here.

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