Cheap Trick performing “Surrender” on The Midnight Special


Cheap Trick rocked Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special on just one occasion. They performed “Surrender” on that appearance in 1978. My sisters were big Cheap Trick fans and I cannot tell you the countless times I heard this song through my walls as a kid. I didn’t even know myself until a couple of years ago when someone asked me about the song and one of the lyrics and I started to recite the song verbatim. I was brainwashed by Cheap Trick!!


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4 thoughts on “Cheap Trick performing “Surrender” on The Midnight Special

  1. Awesome performance by Cheap Trick for sure. What really caught my eye was the drummer smoking a cigarette while smashing on the drums at the beginning, especially at the 1:10 mark in the video, then later it’s gone. Did he eat it? Hehe.

  2. CA Darlaw says:

    This song always brings to mind a great scene in Detroit Rock City :)

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