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Rockihnroll Import

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  • Audio CD (July 21 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Beserkley
  • ASIN: B000005CYM
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  LP Record  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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Format: LP Record
I used to listen to CFNY FM in Toronto when I was a teenager and that's how I got to know about this gem. bought the album and almost wore it out. I have been searching for it on CD for years. As of Mar. 27, 2014, Greg Kihn has started to release his catalog. He has regained the rights to his music, thankfully.

So what about the album? Hands down, this album presents the best of the Kihn Band's ability to create expertly performed, finely crafted rock-pop with a power-pop edge. Very much in line with the era that brought The Cars and Huey Lewis, RocKihnRoll is one of the finest examples of this uplifting sound from a special moment in pop music history.

The songs? Well, everyone who lived through the late seventies and early eighties probably knows The Breakup Song, but the remainder of the album presents great songs. Not just a few songs are worth a listen, but the whole album. This release reminds me of Huey Lewis's first album, or the Cars' first album, or (don't be upset, now) The Stones' Some Girls. RocKihnRoll captures a great songwriter creating fantastic licks with a very accomplished band.

The album should have had more notice, but that screwy era of pop music was plagued by poor executive choices by out-of-touch record promoters and overly-nervous program directors (a position that has helped kill music) at radio stations.

My rec? Wait for the CD. It's coming. The remaster will be worth it.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa32129b4) out of 5 stars 15 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa362521c) out of 5 stars Straight up rock and roll Feb. 3 2006
By Kid A - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Greg Kihn never really hit the big time. I mean sure, he had a couple of hits with The Breakup Song and Jeopardy. It was enough to at least get his name out there, but it never went beyond that. A two-hit wonder I suppose. The fact is, though, that Greg Kihn put out a lot of material over many years and it's a shame he hasn't been recognized for his ability to whip out great hooks.

I'm not sure who would be insane enough to spend $90 on an out of print Greg Kihn CD. I bought this on vinyl a couple weeks ago for $3, and it sounds great.

There are no bad tracks on this album. Everybody knows The Breakup Song, of course. Do yourself a favor and check out Valerie, Trouble in Paradise, and Sheila.

When you look back and compare, there are a lot of similarities between Kihn's sound and that of Tom Petty. It hardly seems fair that Petty shot to super-startdom while Greg Kihn faded away into obscurity. Petty had a much more refined, slick sound, so I suppose that's what appealed to the masses. Personally, I'll take the raw, garage-band sound of Greg Kihn any day.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4832558) out of 5 stars Rockihnroll Is Greg Kihns Best Album Oct. 19 2008
By S. H. Newport - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is Greg Kihns best, and most cohesive album. It's an album that is plainly, simple rock and roll. It came out during the new wave craze. And people were itching for some simple rock and roll pop melodies again. Greg Kihn is best when he write love songs. When he tries to take on political, or deep subjects, it doesn't work. His voice has a folky sound to it with a unique husky whisper. Every song on this album from Sheila to the Breakup Song, Have catchy hooks, and yet a feel of familarity. It is like you are hearing music from earlier era but with new energy. My only complaint is that no record company has reissued this classic album since 1994. Rumor has it that some of his most popular albums will be reissued soon. Then we can get rid of the scalper's that want outrageus prices for his CD's. I'll wait patiently!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3c309fc) out of 5 stars RocKihnRoll rocks! May 9 2008
By pierangler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of my favorite albums of all time. Every song on this album is great. Nothing to skip over. I saw Greg Kihn in concert 7 times (one time when he was the opening act for the Tattoo You Rolling Stones tour.) This is the album before the release of Jeopardy and I still like this one better.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa356a3d8) out of 5 stars Greg Kihn's finest hour Jan. 10 2013
By PhilipHS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you only purchase one Greg Kihn album, this is it. The great news is that Mr. Kihn now has control of his back catalog, and is releasing an album every month. This album will be available here on Amazon next month, for under $10, in mp3 format.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa349c8a0) out of 5 stars Greg Khin - Rockihnroll May 28 2009
By Manic Obsession Music - Published on Amazon.com
Format: LP Record
1981 - Beserkley Records
Features : Greg Kihn / Larry Lynch / Dave Carpender / Gary Phillips / Steve Wright
Songs Include :

The Breakup Song - They Don't Write Em
Can't Stop Hurtin' Myself
Trouble In Paradise
Nothing's Gonna Change
The Girl Most Likely
When The Music Starts
True Confessions

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