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Get The Knack
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Digitally remastered edition of this 1979 debut album from the Power Pop quartet, one of the greatest and most successful debut albums in the history of Rock 'n' Roll. Get The Knack emerged from a late seventies landscape that was littered with Disco and overblown Rock 'n' Roll. Punk and New Wave were taking hold when this completely infectious, melodic and punchy music came screaming out of the L.A. club scene and created one of the music industry's most famous bidding wars. Get The Knack features some of the greatest Power Pop music ever made and includes the massive worldwide number one hit 'My Sharona', and its follow-up single 'Good Girls Don't'. Despite the quality of some of the music that followed, this incredible album was the crowning achievement of the band's career. This edition features insightful new liner notes by Power Pop historian Ken Sharp and a new mastering done by Grammy Award winning engineer Vic Anesini. Get The Knack is back!
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Top Customer Reviews
All in all,this album maybe a miracle hit,but their catchyness still lingers on in the 21st century.Let's kick the KNACK running.
For a band that's long been considered a Flash-in-the-Pan (which in reality, I guess they were), The Knack's knockout debut album from 1979 holds up remarkably well over 30 years later. As disco was dying, The Knack's back-to-basics, garage-band-in-the-studio sound was a breath of fresh air that captivated the record-buying public largely due to the catchy #1 single this album spawned called "My Sharona". While it's certain that everyone who's ever owned a radio is familiar with that song, I don't consider it the best offering on this record.
Their "dirty" lyrics about uncontrollable teenage lust, sexual frustration and high school femme fatales mesh perfectly with the angry-sounding guitar licks, throbbing basslines, punchy drums and Doug Fieger's playful yelps and nasty sneers. The music actually gives off such a hot-and heavy, sweaty vibe this is the perfect album to have hate-sex to!
Standouts are the suggestive, dirty grind of "(She's So) Selfish", (She'll grab you by the short hairs; it's the only thing she'll leave you down there"), the bizarre but rocking "Siamese Twins (The Monkey and Me)" which deserves special mention for best use of a cowbell ever in a rock song--until Tina Turner's "Better Be Good To Me" came along, anyway; and the equally rousing "Frustrated".Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
As stated in my title I own at least 2000 CD's (I used to get them for free as a reviewer) and this is in my top 5. I really love this album. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2004 by Alex Muir
"my sharona" is ingrained in my memory, this is for me a real classic from 1979,but lets face it, it was all down hill down from there for the knack. Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by warren
I won't go on and on, just let me say that this is one of the all time powerpop masterpieces ever recorded. If you don't like it...you just don't get it.Published on Oct. 25 2003 by Bazooka Jones
This remastered version is worth it, but I must have ended up with a demo or bootleg copy. About 40 seconds into "That's What The Little Girls Do", there's a rather... Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by Road Reptile
This album is Rock 'n Roll perfection. Honestly, this is one for the archives that can be securely placed next to any Beatles, Stones, or Kinks material you can name. Read morePublished on May 5 2003 by Joey M.
What a pop time capsule THIS is! Crisply performed, energetic and slightly naughty, The Knack's debut took the world by storm. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2003 by M J Heilbron Jr.
Much-improved version of the CD. I bought the previous edition that included the edited (read clean) Canadian? versions of a couple songs. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2002 by Robert B. Disner