Retrospective: The Best Of The Knack

October 10, 2006 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 10, 2006
  • Release Date: October 10, 2006
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:03:05
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  • ASIN: B000TENJGY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,040 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Another possible source for enlightenment is available on Bruce Kulick's excellent Bk3 disk.
Fitzy
If you were a teenager in the late seventies and early eighties, you will recognize some of the other tracks here.
David R. Miller
I like about every song on this one & think it is actually better then the other greatest hits album they put out.
David D. McFarland

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey T. Munson on September 22, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I can remember the summer of 1979 when "My Sharona" was released. I was going in to my freshman year of high school, and I heard that song, along with "Good Girls Don't" playing on the radio all the time. Needless to say, I was glad to find a cd that contained both of these songs from my high school years, as well as some other pretty good songs as well.

The Knack gets most of their acclaim for their highly successful debut album, which included "Your Number or Your Name" and "(She's So) Selfish)", which are on this disc as well. But their second album, "But The Little Girls Understand" is good in its own right, and I was glad to see that "Baby Talks Dirty" from that album was included on this cd. There's some other songs on this disc that I've never heard before, such as "Africa" and "Don't Look Back", but they still have that distinctive Knack sound.

This is a very good cd. Their signature songs ("My Sharona" and "Good Girls Don't") headline the list of songs, but the others are good as well. Pick up this great disc and hear the anthology of one of the early 80's first great rock and roll groups. (By the way, the Knack's lead singer really did date a girl named Sharona).
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 1999
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Sorry Peter, but you really didn't get it. I don't know what your personal tastes are, but The Knack is just fine for me. I'm 48, saw The Beatles in '65, and spent my high school years in the Summer of Love in San Francisco. I wish more artists today had an ounce of this band's energy, wit, talent, chutzpah, and just plain damn simple dedication to ROCK N' ROLL.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David D. McFarland on March 5, 2013
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This band started on fire and kind of faded away but they were always compared to The Beatles at the beginning which, was a lot of pressure to bare in my opinion. This one really shows they were a excellent power pop band and had different styles. I like about every song on this one & think it is actually better then the other greatest hits album they put out. About the only song missing on here might be "Frustrated", but other then that, a few songs could have been added or dropped. So by all means, check it out, it is a real good listen and one of the best power pop rock band compilations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MRT on December 13, 2009
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Back before NWHM there was this power pop/rock band with the number one album of the year 1979. what you get here is a good overview of THE KNACK.The Knack are known primarily for their '79 smash "My Sharona" which envokes image of teenage lust . The rest of the album is much of the same. Great pop tunes, lovely harmonies and no nonsense musicianship that bring back memories of lost youth and happy times. The late '70s LA Power Pop scene was a fertile period for music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fitzy on November 6, 2010
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Ahhh "The Knack" - what can one say about such a diverse band, except that this is a GREAT way to start off! Another possible source for enlightenment is available on Bruce Kulick's excellent Bk3 disk. (It's Doug Fieger's last performance).
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By Jukebox Dave on September 27, 2013
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THE KNACK-RETROSPECTIVE/BEST OF THE KNACK: Despite the Capitol Records hype machine that proclaimed them to be the next FAB FOUR, which helped moved millions of copy of their debut album but ultimately crushed them, THE KNACK's music stood on its own, however briefly, as some of the best power pop of the late seventies. Culling several key tracks from GET THE KNACK, including ear worm classic MY SHARONA and the sleazy admonishment GOOD GIRLS DON'T, RETROSPECTIVE also digs up urgent covers of RAY DAVIES' THE HARD WAY and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's DON'T LOOK BACK, along with long forgotten singles BABY TALKS DIRTY and PAY THE DEVIL (OOH BABY OOH). Leader DOUG FIEGER's cartoonish yelp and simplistic song craft fuel ANOTHER LOUSY DAY IN PARADISE and especially the guitar driven ROCKET O' LOVE, a "crank it up" blast that shoulda been a big comeback hit. Curious pop music fans who never delved past GET THE KNACK (or maybe its follow up BUT THE LITTLE GIRLS UNDERSTAND) will likely be pleasantly surprised at the energized, good natured vibe-ology that permeates the seventeen cuts on RETROSPECTIVE.

RATING: FOUR SHARONAS
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