Musical palate cleanser, such a dirty mind edition

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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10 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, such a dirty mind edition

  1. Dawg1

    Good advice for us all!


  2. Tronan

    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.


  3. steve

    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.


  4. AusDawg85

    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.


    • Morris Day

      “What She Does To Me” and “What’s He Got?”… still love both of those tunes to this day!

      What time is it?


      • Tronan

        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.


        • Raleighwood Dawg

          “Back to Basics” is my favorite song of theirs. Great drumming & bass!


          • Got Cowdog

            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.