Cheap Trick Caricature


Cheap Trick Caricature, 1979. Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, IL, formed in 1974 shown here clockwise-top left with drummer Bun E. Carlos (age 29), guitarist Rick Nielsen (age 31), vocalist Robin Zander (age 26) and bassist Tom Petersson (age 29).

Cheap Trick released their debut album in 1977 and first found success in Japan with the release of their second album, “In Color”, later that year. The band would not achieve mainstream popularity in the United States until 1979 with their breakthrough album “Cheap Trick at Budokan”.
The band's third album, “Heaven Tonight”, released in May 1978 is regarded by many fans and critics as their best album, the lead-off track “Surrender” was Cheap Trick's first single to chart in the United States. It has gone on to become one of the band's signature songs. “Heaven Tonight” is also noteworthy as the first album recorded with a 12-string electric bass.

None of Cheap Trick's first three albums made it into the Top 40 in the United States. In Japan, however, all three albums became gold records. When Cheap Trick went to Japan to tour the country for the first time in April 1978, they were received with a frenzy reminiscent of Beatlemania. During the tour, Cheap Trick recorded two concerts at the Nippon Budokan. Ten tracks taken from both shows were compiled and released as a live album titled “Cheap Trick at Budokan”.

The album released in 1979 launched the band into international stardom, and the album went triple platinum in the United States.
By 1980, when “All Shook Up” was released, Cheap Trick was headlining arenas. The album, produced by former Beatles producer George Martin, reached No. 24 on the charts and was certified gold.

Most popular top ten hits include: “I Want You To Want Me”, “Surrender”, “Dream Police”, “ELO Kiddies”, “Southern Girls”, “Gonna Raise Hell”, “Heaven Tonight”, “Hello There”, “California Man”, and “He's A Whore”.

Cheap Trick is respected by its peers and influenced a number of later artists. The band was one of Joey Ramone’s all-time favorites as well as having influenced Gene Simmons, Joe Perry, Kurt Cobain, The Smashing Pumpkins, Motley Crue, Guns And Roses, Gin Blossoms, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, and the Foo Fighters.
Alice Cooper has called Cheap Trick, “America's House Band”.

Cheap Trick is known for their four decades of almost continuous touring. They have performed more than 5,000 times and are known worldwide as a premier live act.
The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.

32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 28 × 24 × 2 in
Print Size

32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Print $495, 20" x 24" Stretched Canvas Print $330, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $185