Review: Cheap Trick – Woke Up With a Monster (Rock)

This review covers the hard rock track Cheap Trick – Woke Up With a Monster.

This track was released in 1994 on the album Woke Up With a Monster.

The track starts with a drum kit. From there, the guitars and vocals come in, but the vocals are non-lyrical at first. After that, the vocals take the track into the first verse.

Right after that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. Right after, the vocals take the track into the next verse.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next round of the main chorus. The vocals then extend the main chorus. From there, the guitar hits its solo.

After that, the vocals take the track into a short verse. From there, the vocals take the track into the next round of the main chorus. The vocals keep repeating the main chorus for a time. After that, there is random shouting. After a random sound from the vocals, the guitars and drum kit then lead the track out.

This track just feels long. I’ve listened to tracks nearly twice as long as this that just didn’t feel this long. One of the culprits likely stems from a very repetitive chorus. A large part of it is just repeating two lines over and over again. Interspersed are non-lyrical vocals that basically try and mirror a guitar riff, but doing so in a weird way. Since it really does nothing for me, it makes the track drag a lot – to the point where I ask myself “Is this one over yet?”

The track’s lyrics seem to follow some themes of some of the pitfalls of sleeping around. Unfortunately, some of the lyrics end up being slurred by the vocals, so some of the lyrics wind up being lost in the process.

The guitar work is alright, but nothing huge.

Overall, this is a pretty mediocre track. The main chorus is repetitive and just drags on and on to the point of being boring. Some of the lyrics are slurred by the vocals. The guitar work is decent enough, but not really enough to truly save this track. A mediocre track.

Score
6/10

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