By Blurt Staff
Written by Mike Hayes with Ken Sharp, Reputation Is A Fragile Thing: The Story of Cheap Trick was published two decades ago, notched plenty of great reviews, and promptly went out of print. Now longtime journalist Sharp has announced he’s republishing the book in a limited run.
With such classic songs as “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me” and “Dream Police,” Cheap Trick captured the ears of the world with their apocalyptic brand of super-charged melodic rock and electrifying lie performances. chronicles the colorful, topsy-turvy career of rock’s hardest working band. Featuring a foreword by Roy Wood of the Move, the book is illustrated with over 175 photos—many never-before-seen—and rare memorabilia, the book contains a comprehensive band history, charting their evolution through such pre-Trick outfits as Fuse, Sick Man of Europe and The Paegans. A Complete U.S. discography and core set list spanning 1973 to 1997 round out this definitive portrait of a rock and roll cartoon come to life.