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The Knack

Knack, The

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The Knack: Starwood, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Waller, New York Rocker, April 1979

ONCE UPON a time, The Knack was a movie starring (I believe) Michael Caine and Rita Tushingham. Set in swinging London, the plot revolved around ...

The Knack: How You'll Be Getting It

Report and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 2 June 1979

I LEANED over and whispered in the ear of the blank-looking blonde girl seated next to me: "I'm a stranger in this town, so maybe ...

The Knack: Get The Knack (Capitol EST 11948)****½

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 16 June 1979

Talkin' 'bout re-generation ...

Long Overdue Recognition For Producer Mike Chapman

Profile by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 August 1979

WITH HIS productions of the multi-platinum Blondie LP, Parallel Lines, and Get the Knack, which earned a gold album faster than any other debut album ...

The Knack: Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 11 August 1979

Let's hear it for the little guys ...

The Knack: Get The Knack

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, October 1979

PREAMBLE: In these inflationary (and indifferent) times, one expects a great deal from the investment of his/her time and/or money. Consequently, I have designed this ...

Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn: Ballroom Blitz & Hearts of Glass

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 29 December 1979

Mike Chapman began with Mud and Sweet, disappeared when glitter-rock went cold, and came back to make the new wave palatable for America with the ...

Max Knack Attack

Report by Richard Riegel, Creem, January 1980


The Knack: …But The Little Girls Understand

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 15 March 1980

When the little girls do understand, you boys have had it ...

The Knack: …But The Little Girls Understand

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 15 March 1980

IT'D ALMOST be a relief to be able to say that this second Knack album is a stinker and a sure-fire failure, because then I ...

The Knack: Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 15 March 1980

And they brought their own audience too ...

Knuking The Knack Inside Their Own Reactor

Report and Interview by Richard Riegel, Creem, April 1980

Connubial Alliance Invades the Heart Of the Beast ...

The Knack: ...But The Little Girls Understand (Capitol)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 3 April 1980

Leave it to Fieger — Nixing the Knack ...

The Knack: ...But The Little Girls Understand (Capitol SOO-12045)

Review by Jon Young, Trouser Press, May 1980

"THE SONGS are an assortment of feelings and emotions expressed redundantly as only the Knack can...This record is very dear to me and my bank ...

Sharona Gets A Round Trip Ticket: The Knack Attack Is (Almost) Back

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Creem, February 1982

WHEN THE Rolling Stones are on the road, they listen to '50s rock 'n' roll and the blues. The Clash, predictably, listen to reggae. Rick ...

Power Pop: Flamin' Groovies/ Dwight Twilley/ the Knack

Essay by Tom Hibbert, The History of Rock, 1984

IN THE MID SIXTIES, within the music of groups like the Kinks, the Byrds and the Who, musical aggression and melodic invention had co-existed. But ...

The Knack Rises Out Of The Ashes

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 25 December 1986

REMEMBER THE Michael Jackson backlash? You think Madonna and Sean are facing one now? Those are nothing compared to the greatest rock backlash of them ...

One Hit Wonder: The Knack — 'My Sharona'

Retrospective and Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, September 2004

Date: July 14,1979 Chart position: 6 Available: My Sharona (Capitol) ...

Go All The Way: A Thing Called Power Pop

Overview by Dave Laing (Australia), I Like Your Old Stuff, 25 March 2017

"Pete Townshend coined the phrase [power pop] to define what the Who did. For some reason, it didn't stick to the Who, but it did ...


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