Overplayed Classic Rock Songs I'm Not Sick of (Yet): Surrender (#7)

@FourWalls (14226)
United States
March 17, 2018 9:15pm CST
Did you know that deep-catalog hillbilly knew so many well-known songs? I listened to the radio like anyone else back in the 70s. Back then, they'd play six songs from one album, not six songs total from one artist. Now these songs are played to death, so I don't bother listening to FM classic rock radio anymore. But there are songs played to death that I'm not sick of. Here's one of them. #7: Surrender - Cheap Trick This is not the song you want stuck in your head with a 300-mile drive ahead of you. That did happen to me: I went to Chicago to see Robbie Fulks, and he did this song. Guess what played for two hours on the way home? Here's a song about the generation gap with a twist at the end. Things are progressing normally in the beginning of the song: a youngster doesn't understand the older generation. The narrator is especially horrified by the notion that "Mother served in the WACs (Women's Army Corps) in the Philippines." As a youngster, he explains, "I had heard the WACs recruited old maids for the War," dismissing the notion that his mother was one because "I've known her all these years." The generation gap is explained with that fabulous chorus of "Mommy's all right, daddy's all right, they just seem a little weird." Then the punch line: the narrator wakes up and finds his parents in a "compromising position" on the couch, smoking joints, and listening to KISS records. So they aren't so weird after all. Well, not to the kid, anyway. Surrender Written by Rick Nielsen Recorded by Cheap Trick From Heaven Tonight, 1978 Also from Cheap Trick At Budokan, 1979 We're all all right:
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• United States
18 Mar
i like the song,but i really can't listen to the budokan version. they REALLY need to remaster that. the audience's shrill screaming is just too much.
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@FourWalls (14226)
• United States
18 Mar
You’re absolutely right. It’s almost like they have the audience mic’d louder than the band.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
18 Mar
I can't stand that album
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@JohnRoberts (60195)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Mar
Robbie covered this song? I can't imagine. I prefer I Want You to Want Me live version.
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@FourWalls (14226)
• United States
18 Mar
You don’t need to imagine:
performed during "I Heart Cheap Trick" night at The Hideout, Chicago, June 16, 2014 (apologies for all the out-of-focus shots; my distance from the stage for...
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@JohnRoberts (60195)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Mar
@FourWalls Robbie rocks out. Pretty faithful cover.
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@FourWalls (14226)
• United States
18 Mar
@JohnRoberts — this was one of his “I Heart” nights, devoted to Cheap Trick. Three weeks later I was there for the “I Heart Roger Miller” night.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
18 Mar
Dad never had my Kiss records out, but he turned the volume up on Queen once...
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Apr
A highlight both times I've seen them. I still ain't tired of hearing it!
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@RasmaSandra (18418)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Mar
Never heard this before. THanks for sharing will check them out on YouTube.
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