Live Reviews


Live Review: Cheap Trick with  Aldo Nova and Danny Spanos at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS, November 19, 1983

Okay, just talked to Gregg who informed me that Danny Spanos opened for Aldo, who opened for the Tricksters. As you all know, Spanos was the drummer for the 70s group Redbone . As you also may know, he played drums on the TV them to “Starsky and Hutch.” There’s some trivia that NO ONE knows. And finally, something else you don’t know (stolen from Wikipedia): As a songwriter, Nova’s recent hits include Clay Aiken’s “This is the Night” (co-written with Chris Braide and Gary Burr), which in the US was a #1 hit and the best-selling single of 2003. Ouch.

Aldo Nova could be considered a one-hit wonder with the hit “Fantasy.” My car in college was a ’77 Chevy Nova. It was orange and it was named – wait for it – Aldo. But neither Danny nor Aldo could hold a candle to the loud rockness of Cheap Trick. If you’ve seen these guys in concert, you know they turn it up loud. Sometimes it’s beyond loud and all you hear is distortion. Ted Nugent should loan them his hearing aid…they’ve GOT to need it more. Touring in support of the new release Next Position Please, the band never fails to please.

Earlier that day, we rubbed elbows with the band at Peaches Records & Tapes, acquiring much-sought after autographs.

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