34-07965 Don't Be Cruel
Produced by Richie Zito (track 2 by Cheap Trick)
Released on July 1988
US CHART POSITION #4 (charted July 30, 1988 for 17 weeks)
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34-07965 wo. picture sleeve
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S ome songs really shouldn’t be re-done: “You Really Got Me,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Don’t Be Cruel.” (I could make a longer list, but you’ve got things to do, right?) And it’s kind of a shame that the band went back to The King, just as they double-dipped with The Beatles with “Magical Mystery Tour.” This is Cheap Trick after all, not David Lee Roth. The B side is a live version of the classic “I Know What I Want” from Daytona Beach. Tom Petersson sounds pretty nasally (maybe he always did), but I don’t think the people in Daytona Beach deserved a better version.

TRACK LISTING

  1. DON'T BE CRUEL    (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)    3:08
  2. I KNOW WHAT I WANT (LIVE)    (Rick Nielsen)    4:35

    CD single track listing
  3. DON'T BE CRUEL
  4. I KNOW WHAT I WANT (LIVE)
  5. AIN'T THAT A SHAME
  6. CALIFORNIA MAN

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US July 1988 Epic 7" 34-07965  
US 1988 Epic CDSPRO ESK-1216 feat. A only
UK 1988 Epic 7"/CDS 652896-7/2 picture sleeve
AUS'L 1988 Epic 7" 652823-7 picture sleeve

 

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