Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cheap Trick - She's Tight

In the aftermath of The Flirts, please consider Cheap Trick as my apology to you, the (few) readers of this blog. OK, I am just kidding (or am I?)

At any rate, Cheap Trick's "She's Tight" from 1982's One on One album highlights the diversity of eighties music and MTV, as this song came out the same year as "Jukebox" (below) and they may have even been played back to back at some point.

"She's Tight" is your basic sleazy, straight up rock song, complete with semi-ridiculous lyrics and the typical 5-neck guitar in the video.  As an aside, this song has some truly great moments, my favorite being Robin Zander singing:

"She spoke ...
I'm on my own, home all alone
So I got off the phone"

If that isn't rock and roll, then I don't know what is.

The song peaked at #65, while the album broke the top 40 and went gold.  For folks who aren't that familiar with Cheap Trick, they are really worth checking out.  Their music is an interesting combination of 60's pop and 70's rock, and they have just a ton of great songs.  Their greatest hits are a good place to start, but they have a fair amount of solid, lesser-known songs, some of which may even appear on ERV at a later date.

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