Straight from the comments to today’s MPC, it’s The Knack and “My Sharona”.
You get the impression these guys didn’t take themselves too seriously.
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Good advice for us all!
There was a really vicious anti-Knack backlash not long after their first album came out. It was fashionable to deride them as lightweights and fakes. In retrospect, that wasn’t fair at all. They were a really polished power-pop/club band that was more about having a good time than anything. For whatever reason, that pissed off a lot of people.
I think this is a near-perfect pop song in an album full of pop gems.
“Good Girls Don’t” is also a great song on that record.
They were initially hyped as The Beatles of their generation. Then, the critics and everyone just turned on them.
What time is it?
It might take two Sharona’s to equal one Ruth Brown…..’ If I can’t sell it, I’ll sit on it’….dirty minded capitalist version of furniture shopping.
Anybody remember “The Producers” out of Atlanta? Same genre to me and always a fun time in the early ’80’s Athens music scene. Of course, I think the B-52’s are the kings (queens?) of this type of music.
“What She Does To Me” and “What’s He Got?”… still love both of those tunes to this day!
I think the Producers almost made it. They even got play on MTV. “I Love Lucy” and “She Sheila” also were good songs and Atlanta area hits – that’s four songs getting pretty extensive airplay in a major (and rapidly growing) market. I’m guessing they just didn’t have anything as compelling after that.
“Back to Basics” is my favorite song of theirs. Great drumming & bass!
Awesome. I haven’t heard or thought of The Producers in ages. One of my favorites back in the day. I’ll dial some of that up later tonight. I’m taking Cowdog Junior and a couple of his buddies skiing, I wonder what they’ll think when that comes out of the speakers.
They are “Bro Country” fans. Blech.
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