This was an easy choice.
The Knack, arguably the best power-pop band ever, lost its lead singer,Doug Fieger, to cancer on Feb. 14.
If you're of a certain age, you've probably a copy of "Get The Knack" from 1979. I had it first in 8-track, later on CD and much more recently, downloaded in digital form. Great music, great lyrics. Just an all-time favorite album.
"My Sharona" spent six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. The single cover featured a very attractive woman in a very sheer shirt. And for a 15-year-old, well...
(An interesting factoid about Fieger: His brother, Geoffry, was the lawyer for Dr. Jack Kevorkian in several assisted suicide cases.)
The music mattered to these guys. I shall miss them.
The Knack, your Video Friday:
"Let Me Out"
"Good Girls Don't"
"Rocket O' Love"
"Baby Talks Dirty"
"I Want Ya"
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