#5 – Cheap Trick, In Color

Cheap Trick: In Color

… In which our heroes Robin Zander and Tom Petersson write the book on looking dead sexy in the saddle (take that, Jon Bon Jovi!). Cheap Trick’s second record made them superstars in Japan, setting the stage for 1978’s Live At Budokan, which blew up their careers worldwide. Someone so loves this album that he/she recorded the entire vinyl LP and posted it on YouTube. Search the world over; you won’t find more perfect power pop. Can you identify the Harleys? By the way, In Color’s also-classic back cover is an upside-down, black-and-white photo of notorious nerds drummer Bun E. Carlos and guitarist Rick Nielsen riding mopeds, a shot that spawned an army of hipsters.

  • Dave

    “James Gang Rides Again” definitely top 5.

  • Tyler

    I was excited to see Meat Loaf’s Bat out of Hell album as the opening artwork for this, but then it only gets number 3? It’s one of the most badass albums ever made, capped off by a sweet bike, unfortunately not a Harley, which may have warranted it’s number 3 spot. Oh well, as Prince would say, “Game. Blouses.”

  • Davy

    you left out # 1 Jimi Hendricks on his chopper!!!!

  • Davy

    #1 Jimi Hendricks on his Chopper!!!!

  • marcel

    judas priest “painkiller”

  • Scott

    Shooting Star “Hang on for Your Life”

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  • Dale

    You forgot The Wild Angels sound track…Also The Boyzz from Illinois first album…Google it!!