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“Hello There” is a song written by Rick Nielsen that was first released on Cheap Trick’s 1977 album In Color. The song is 1:41 in length. The song was also often used as the first song of Cheap Trick concerts, and as a result was the first song on the band’s seminal live album Cheap Trick at Budokan.

Cheap Trick also released the song on its compilation albums Sex, America, Cheap Trick and The Essential Cheap Trick. A live video of Cheap Trick performing “Hello There” at the Budokan concert was shown on the DVD included with the 30th anniversary collector’s edition release of Cheap Trick at Budokan album.

Nielsen has stated that he wrote the song because in its early days the band did not always get a soundcheck before it played live. Rather than use one of their more melodic songs to experiment with the sound coming out of the PA system, they could use this song, which Nielsen called a “perfect welcome to the show intro piece.” Nielsen said he got the idea for such an intro song from an earlier band, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera.

Nielsen wrote a companion song to “Hello There” called “Goodnight Now.” “Goodnight Now” basically reworks “Hello There” and was used by the band to end their main set, or the entire show, for many years. [1]

1. Wikipedia contributors, “Hello There,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed December 19, 2012).


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