Still Competition - The Listener’s Guide To Cheap Trick
Authored by Robert Lawson, Still Competition was published in 2017 and includes extensive details about each of Cheap Trick’s albums, including Bun E.’s Basement Bootlegs and Robin Zander’s solo album. A few 12-string bass photos are scattered through the book, which also includes highly detailed comments such as, “To help promote All Shook Up, on January 17th, 1981 the band made an appearance on the television show Saturday Night Live where they performed two of the new songs. ‘Baby Loves To Rock’ has (bassist Pete) Comita playing a white Hamer 12-string bass (#0989) that belongs to Nielsen while for ‘Can’t Stop It But I’m Gonna Try’ he used a zig-zag striped Hamer 12-string with a scaled-down Standard body (#0432).” (Editor’s note: Pete Comita referred to this as his zebra striped 12.)
This book is highly recommended for every hard core fan that loves to know the specifics that just can’t be found anywhere else.