Newswire: Surrender to the big hooks of a brand new Cheap Trick single

A new tune from soon-to-be Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Famers Cheap Trick, has made its way online. The first single from the band’s upcoming album Bang Zoom Crazy Hello, “No Direction Home,” was released yesterday via the Cheap Trick website, where it’s available as a free download.

There’s no mistaking the sly bass line that snakes under lead singer Robin Zander’s John Lennon-esque vocals, while a slick Rick Nielsen lead segues into a dreamy breakdown right out of the Next Position Please era. But while there are certainly hooks around every corner, unfortunately, the harmony vocals appear to be buried in the mix, and while Daxx Nielsen is accomplished in his own right, that intangible Bun E. Carlos swing is missing on the drums. Overall, the production, by past Cheap Trick collaborator Julian Raymond—Raymond produced 2009’s The Latest, and co-wrote “If It Takes …

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