Cheap Trick's Recording Barrage Continues With New Christmas Album

by VVN Music

Cheap Trick are really on a tear lately in the recording studio.

After going an average of three years between new releases from 1990 to 2009, the band has managed to put out Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello in April 2016 and We're All Alright! in June 2017. Add to that a brand new Christmas album in October and you have three albums in 18 months.

This has all come with their new contract with Nashville's Big Machine Records, giving them their two highest charting albums since 1990. It also comes after their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

Bassist Tom Petersson spoke with Orange Amp about the band and revealed the holiday release:

...we’ve actually just finished recording a Christmas record about two months ago, which will actually make it three records in two years! The Christmas record will be released around Halloween, and it came out great! We did one standard, and then all sorts of different songs on there, it’s really cool.

We’ve got a few originals, and we covered songs from artists that we really like which have done Christmas songs we think’s really cool, you know, Roy Wood and that sort of thing. The only confusing thing about recording this record, is that every song had the word Christmas in it, so we could never keep it straight during recording, trying to figure out which song was which; ‘Ok guys so let’s do the Christm….. the sleigh song next.’

This will be the band's third holiday themed release.  In 1996 they put out the single Come On Christmas / Christmas Christmas while, in 2012, they turned their most famous song into I Want You For Christmas.

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