Woke Up With a Monster (1994) It's been a decade or so since these onetime new-wave weirdos lost their sense of humor. Woke Up With a Monster is more of the… Cheap Trick
Music Review

Woke Up With a Monster (1994)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Lead Performance: Cheap Trick

It's been a decade or so since these onetime new-wave weirdos lost their sense of humor. Woke Up With a Monster is more of the perfunctory mush they settled for in the '80s: some chirpy harmonies and empty boogie, a leadoff stomp that rips off '70s glam icon Gary Glitter, but none of the goofy guitar solos or deadpan lyrics of yore. Pretty darn depressing. C+

Originally posted Mar 25, 1994 Published in issue #215 Mar 25, 1994 Order article reprints