Back in 1997, Mike Hayes with Ken Sharp penned what remains the only book about Cheap Trick. Reputation Is A Fragile Thing: The Story of Cheap Trick chronicles the hard working band, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The book has been out of print for years, but now a limited reprint is available exclusively from Ken Sharp.
Featuring a foreword by Roy Wood of the Move, the book is illustrated with over 175 photos — many never-before-seen — and rare memorabilia, You get a comprehensive band history, charting the band's evolution through such pre-Trick outfits as Fuse, Sick Man of Europe and The Paegans.
With such classic songs as “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me” and “Dream Police,” Cheap Trick went on to capture the ears of the world with their apocalyptic brand of super-charged melodic rock and electrifying lie performances.
A complete U.S. discography and core set list spanning 1973 to 1997 round out this definitive portrait of a rock and roll cartoon come to life, Cheap Trick.