It’s difficult for any band or artist to sound enthused after decades of making music. Automatic pilot and rock ‘n’ roll root rot can easily set in.
There are some exceptions: Paul McCartney has had some late-career gems; same goes for David Bowie and the Monkees. You can add Cheap Trick to that list. They sound positively vibrant and genuinely excited on We’re All Alright!
Unlike many of their contemporaries, Cheap Trick have never broken up, stopped touring or quit making new music. They have also never stopped putting everything they have into what they do either. Coming hot on the heels of last year’s Bang Zoom Crazy Hello, We’re All Alright! follows in the footsteps of its predecessor while adding a couple of new twists to the mix.