Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Squeeze & Cheap Trick
I saw Squeeze and Cheap Trick this past Sunday. I didn't know many of either bands' songs beyond their hit singles. Cheap Trick's sound was disappointing. The mix was extremely muddled, and pretty much all of Robin Zander's vocals were unintelligable. I expect more from a veteran band. Lead guitarist Rick Neilsen put on an entertaining show, however.
I knew even less Squeeze tunes than Cheap Trick tunes going in - pretty much all I thought I knew was "Tempted," but their performance was impressive, and honestly quite refreshing after Cheap Trick's set. Their songs were extremely tight and catchy, and Glenn Tilbrook's vocals were top-notch. And I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they sang one of my favorite songs from the 80s, "Hourglass." It's got a mouthful of a chorus that's a ball to sing along to.