Cheap Trick: Hello There
Cheap Trick is a band that has been around since the 1970's and is still active today with all four long-time members. The song "Hello There" begins their second album In Color as an introduction and as a statement of purpose. The song also is a staple opener for their concerts.
In interviews, songwriter and guitarist Rick Nielsen stated that the song originated in the band's early days. As an opening act at concerts, they were not always given a proper sound check before going on, so a song where each instrument comes in in turn followed by vocals was a way for them to get a feel for how they would sound.
Short and sweet and a great introduction to a power pop classic.
Guest post by Paul T.