Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cheap Trick announce new album and stream lead single Long Time Coming

Cheap Trick are streaming “Long Time Coming” as the lead single from their newly-announced forthcoming album, “We’re All Alright!”

"It's our interpretation of Slade and MC5 and AC/DC and Aerosmith,” guitarist Rick Neilsen tells Billboard about the single and its homage to the group’s influences. “A lot of riffs that are reminiscent of the Move, but they're not steals. It's just, like, all the bands we like."

Due June 16, Cheap Trick teamed with Julian Raymond on the 10-track project, which mixes new material with older, previously unrecorded songs such as "Radio Lover," "Lolita" and "She's Alright"

A 13-song Deluxe Edition adds three tunes, including a cover of The Move’s 1968 single, “Blackberry Way.”

The band are also offering packages and goodies with “We’re All Alright!” as part of a Pledgemusic campaign.

The album title is a lyric from their classic 1978 single, “Surrender”, and follows 2016’s “Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello” as the second release in consecutive years – something the Rockford, IL band hasn’t done in thirty years.

Nielsen hints another new album in 2018 is a distinct possibility.

"Starting in May we're going back in the studio," he says. "There's stuff around and there's some ideas that never did get fleshed out, which we hope to. It's exciting."

Cheap Trick
“We’re All Alright!”

Release date: June 16

“You Got It Going On”
“Long Time Coming”
“Radio Lover”
“Brand New Name on an Old Tattoo”
“Floating Down”
“She’s Alright”
“Listen to Me”
“The Rest of My Life”

Bonus Songs on Deluxe Version

“Blackberry Way”
“Like a Fly”
“If You Still Want My Love”

See also:

Cheap Trick announce UK dates
Cheap Trick recording new album
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AUDIO: Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos covers Paul Revere & The Raiders classic
Search Cheap Trick at hennemusic