Jeff Cosco - Cheater | Cheater-1983

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by Jeff Cosco - Cheater

Originally recorded in 1983 and never released. Retro 80's rock. This is the real thing.
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't Give Up
3:10 $0.99
2. Missing
3:13 $0.99
3. Standup Routine
2:52 $0.99
4. Tight Spot
3:44 $0.99
5. What's On Your Mind?
3:31 $0.99
6. Times Square
3:58 $0.99
7. 39 Down, One To Go
2:40 $0.99
8. Ten Cent Love Affair
4:00 $0.99
9. Energy (The Voice Of My Soul)
3:21 $0.99
10. Back Road
3:17 $0.99
11. Straight Jacket
3:40 $0.99
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Album Notes
The final lineup was assembled in 1980. Cheater took Western New York by storm with it’s incredible live shows, crazy antics and the record release of the 10" EP “Ten Cent Love Affair. Cheater sold over 10,000 copies of this self released EP and performed 345 shows in 1981! The Album was only released in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio - USA, yet reports have come from all over the United States and Europe from Cheater fans and Jeff Cosco fans!

The band never released it’s 1983 recordings until 2005 on CD. Included are the first 4 songs from the original EP. This is classic rock at its best. Jeff Cosco, Don Mancuso (Lou Gramm Band), Chris Mawdesley, Kevin McKee, Blayne Pierce, and Ron Rocco (Black Sheep) started it all. In the later shows and recordings Jimmy Fox (Toronto) joined up.

Reunion shows and avid fans have kept this band going for over 25 years!



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Jim Riley

Yea! Yippie! Finally got it!
I've wanted this EP since it was first released. The few times I made it to NY over the years I could not find it. Reliving high school memories now and Cheater rocks! Every track Jeff and his bandmates put down are 5 star on my list!

Frank Moore

Awesome CD, Even Better Service
The CD was EXACTLY what I was looking for... Epic 80's AOR / Melodic Rock in all its spendor and glory.

Better yet, CD Baby has the best customer service department I've experienced on-line! Do not hesitate one minute to buy this CD.

Joe Strayhall

If you like Classic Rock, you need to buy this CD
Living in "ROCKESTER" since 1971 I started going out to listen to local bands play around town in the late 70's. I remember when Cheater started playing the circuit and it was exiting to see our "local guys" rock this town. You should have heard them do covers; they usually nailed them to a tee, especially Zeppelin! When this album came out all us Cheater fans were pumped. “Ten Cent Love Affair” and “Don’t Give Up” are both classics! Cheater's songwriting and talent were as good as any of their peers that made the big time. I have great memories of these guys, especially when they would play at the Penny Arcade… those were the day’s man!

Kathy Tijou

This band rocks beyond belief....
I followed this band everywhere and I've never missed a single reunion! For the last reunion I flew all the way from where I am now living...Florida. Cheater was and is an extraordinary conglomeration of incredible music and musicians. Each time I listen to this music I rush back to being in the 80's and in my 20's once again!

Love all you guys!!! Cheater Rocks!

Don Goergen - Buffalo/Detroit

I have seen this CD performed live & in person and it catures the energy and showmanship of the live performance. The various flavors of the songs on this CD are due to the variety of the band memebers writing the tunes.....I love this CD !!!
The vocals are fantastic, but show only a small fraction of the total ability of Jeff Cosco. This CD still sounds terrific and should be in the collection of all fans of at least 60's, 70's & 80's music. Ten Cent Love Affair, Times Square, What's On Your Mind, & Back Road could have and should have been HUGE HITS and several others - 39 Down, One To Go, Don't Give Up & Straight Jacket are very close also. I STILL love this CD !!! I must I have several copies. *****A must buy*****


Great album
This album to me is a breath of fresh air. I used to catch them at local clubs in WNY. Fun and polished, I always remember their music. Ten Cent Love Affairis one of the first local 45 singles Iowned.. It inspired me to release my own single on 45 RPM. Thank you Cheater and mr. Cosco.

micheal smith

80's where have you been!
If I could give this cd 6 stars I would.incredable line up.
well crafted songs.time square ,this could have been a monster!hell it still could be.don't give up,lover boy should be beating them selves up for not trying to record this one.
staight jacket,i think the song say's it all.that was the 80's.


This brought back some many great memories!!!! by far the best band to come out of Rochester..CHEATER RULES!!!!

karen mize

i love you guys and always have.... blayne and jeff will always be the men in my life. cheaters is the best.

Cindy Sams

As exciting today as when it was first performed!
This music is as exciting today as it was when it was first written and performed, over 20 years ago! Great writing and performing really do stand the test of time!!!! The release of this CD is a gift to all Cheater fans and lucky for all of us who didn't get to love it the first time around!!! Love you guys!!!
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