In February 1977.


In February 1977, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Cheap Trick album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.


  • Robin Zander– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Tom Petersson– bass guitar, vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums
  • Jay Messina– engineer
  • Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen except where noted.

  1. Hot Love
  2. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace – Terry Reid
  3. He’s a Whore
  4. Mandocello
  5. The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not the Only Boy)
  6. Elo Kiddies
  7. Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School
  8. Taxman, Mr. Thief
  9. Cry, Cry – Robin Zander, Nielsen,Tom Petersson
  10. Oh, Candy

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