The Story of The Classic 70s HIT Surrender

Cheap Trick lead guitarist and lyricist Rick Nielsen was 26 when he transported himself back 12 years to get into the head of a 14 year old witnessing an eye-opening encounter stumbling in on his parents “rolling around on the couch, rolling numbers,” and listening to his favorite records?
while composing “Surrender”, The masterful epic 70s teen anthem, or traumatic teen nightmare… depending on your perspective. It received new life after Cheap Trick at Budokan was a hot album. Here is the story of the song.

1 thought on “The Story of The Classic 70s HIT Surrender”

  1. Holy crap! You nailed it. Cheap Truck is one of my all time favorite bands. After seeing them in 1980 in Oakland I was hooked….own many of their albums, managed to see them 3 more times (once less than 1 1/2 years ago), am a life long fan and Surrender is one of my favorite songs period.

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