|Everything Works If You Let It|
|Produced by George Martin|
|Released on May 1980|
|US CHART POSITION #44 (charted May 24, 1980 for 10 weeks)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|AE7 1206 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
E very good discography should include at least one nonalbum token to the gods of celluloid. Cheap Trick has a few to their credit (“I Must Be Dreamin’,” “Up The Creek”) and this is the first. Appearing in the film Roadie, “Everything Works If You Let It” dates from the All Shook Up sessions and has beatley bait in its hooks (no wonder with George Martin producing). I don’t recall hearing this song on the radio, but I don’t recall “Roadie” being in theaters for very long either. While it’s not a bad song, “Everything Works If You Let It” marks the beginning of the post-Werman product, when Cheap Trick poured an amalgam of hard rock and cutie pie pop into ready-made templates fashioned by a string of celebrity producers. Somewhere in the bargain they lost the menace that made their earlier work so beguiling. Also, while I’m whining, Robin Zander’s voice is weak on this track and Bun’s drums sound claustrophobic.
Geoff Emerick -- engineer
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|US||1980||Epic||7PRO||AE7 1260||feat. A on both sides|
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