Auf Wiedersehen Cheap Trick

Album Heaven Tonight

Released 1978

Songwriters Rick Nielsen Tom Petersson

Bandmembers Vocals Robin Zander Guitars Rick Neilsen Bass Tom Petersson Drums Bun E. Carlos 

With a definite Trick sound; I also hear hints of Neil Young and the Beatles in this tune. I have a couple Cheap memories of seeing them live at Kewadin a few years back and what stood out was all the guitars Rick used during the show. He pretty much played twelve unique and custom designed axes which he shuffled in and out for every song. Apparently he has hundreds in his collection.

My other memory is when I was interviewing Rick by the phone a few weeks prior to the show. Bazooka Joe is a naughty boy he is.

I had a friend of mine with me and he was on speaker with us and for some reason I asked him about his diddling on his guitars and dude says “I’d rather be diddling with Kelly right now”¬†

Yes he was joking of course and she brought it up to him during the meet n greet before the show. “Hey I’m Kelly the Diddler” she lol.

The show was great and I am sure my buddy Marc was there and this song title translates to Goodbye in German goes out to him for this great band suggestion for this crisp Oct morning.


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