Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Cheap Trick to Put Out New Album This Year
Cheap Trick seems to be incredibly busy these days (especially for guys of their ascending age group), already working on a follow-up to their 2016 release Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello this summer. These days the band wants to not make their be long waits between albums.
In a recent tweet the band made, they say:
"We've been in the studio working on a new album - hope to have completed by Spring and released at the beginning of Summer 2017."
In 2015, bassist Tom Petersson in an interview went into detail about how the band wants to keep on writing all the time and releasing new stuff, saying:
“The thing is, we’re going to keep going. We want to record a record every year and just keep them coming out – like in the old days when everybody had a record out every six months, us included. We’re writing all the time, so what good is it if those [songs] don’t come out?”
I'm glad that Cheap Trick is wanting to keep active and release stuff as often as they can. It can get annoying when bands will take several years in between releases on such a consistent basis. The only downside I can see to this however is that if you're putting stuff out all the time the overall quality of it might go down. That might not necessarily be the case, but it wouldn't surprise me if it did. I mean, a lot of other artists write all the time too but they then go through all of what they wrote and hand pick the best tunes for the album so that the end product will be the best it possibly can be. I guess we'll see what happens.