Monday, August 16, 2010

Cheap Trick & Sgt. Pepper

I listen to NPR radio a lot while driving. It’s usually the station I have on in the car, and only switch when they have their ‘pledge drive’ or B is in the car and wants to hear music. The local station’s summer pledge drive was over last week, but they are still trying to raise more money. One of the ways to get some funds is by offering tickets to shows; the station usually gets a local show or touring company to just give them all the tickets for one performance, or a big block of tickets. They then sell the tickets for around face value, people get to see a show and the station gets some money. In the past there have been tickets for most of the Cirque shows and other long term events.

This month they are pushing tickets for Cheap Trick, in town with a full orchestra performing the entire Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, in addition to their own music. I almost have every word of their pitch down, as I get to hear it about every ten minutes. So here’s to Cheap Trick and their big hit from the late 70’s:


They are here for several shows, the benefit one is for the 18th, looks like somebody already caught them and posted a (not very good) video of part of the performance


They never performed I live, but the album and Yellow Submarine cartoon came out my first year in college. It’s still pretty good, and probably quite a few people know the words to all the songs on the album


OK, the trippiest one:

10 comments:

SOL's view said...

Yay! Cheap Trick!

Yay! Yellow Submarine! I have lost count of the number of times I have watched that movie. :) What a drug trip.

Froggy said...

Boy, those drugs sure changed their music! Very trippy!

And I LOVE Cheap Trick! And Yellow Submarine! Great movies. So was their other one, whose name escapes me at the moment....

SOL's view said...

HELP!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

They better be good if they gonna do the entire Sgt Pepper album...A Day in The Life.

Laura F. said...

The show is amazing. I'm going back again in Sept. and bringing my 81 yr old mom. Cheap Trick and the orchestra will blow your mind. Go see Sgt. Peppers!

The Blonde Duck said...

Have you ever seen that Ka show at MGM?

Tina said...

http://yourmindandwe.blogspot.com/2007/09/from-newcastle-via-nottingham-and-la-to.html

I saw a full concert with orchestra of Sgt. Pepper in 2007. twas wonderful - see the link for details of the star studded line up of vocalists!

Tina said...

And I have see Ka at the Mgm, twas brilliant also!

The Blonde Duck said...

Of course I'll always be a kid. Once you grow up, everything becomes dull!

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