Thing, trick, stuff...
The Knack is an American group formed in 1977 in Los Angeles by Doug Fieger, Berton Averre, Prescott Niles and Bruce Gary. Originally, Fieger was part of a first group called "Sky". Ephemeral group with very relative success.
The Group released their first album "Get the knack" in 1979 and for a first try, it was a master stroke. The album made a real planetary success (it will end up certified Double-Platinum in the United States and Quadruple Platinum in Canada). Almost two million copies will be sold in the United States alone !
Album which will produce the transcosmic hit "My sharona", one of the biggest successes of the year 1979 on a planetary level. As well as the minor hit "Good girls don’t". The reputation of the group explodes literally.
A year later in 1980 the album "... But the little girls understand" was released. Less successful despite good sales score. Only the title "Baby talks dirty" will be favored by the Charts. And in a place quite modest.
The year 1981 rhymes with the exhaustion of certain members and internal quarrels which begin to seriously undermine the group. It is in these special circumstances that the album "Round trip" is released. An opus whose quality is necessarily lower and whose sales will prove to be significantly lower than the sales of previous albums. Album which will mainly produce the title “Pay the devil (Ooo, Baby, Ooo).
The group will not recover and will end up imploding in the middle of 1982.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
My Sharona 1979
Good girls don’t 1979
Baby talks dirty 1980
Can’t put a price on love 1980
Pay the devil (Ooo, baby, Ooo) 1981
Boys go crazy 1981
Rocket O' love 1991
1979 ... the intercosmic hit which will deeply mark 1, 2, 3 generations. More ? Surely ... Anyway, HUGE title that reveals them and makes the whole planet dance !
1979 ... difficult to compete with the previous gem as the bar has been raised. With a key level of success that will have nothing to do with it ...
1980 ... welcome to the 80s ! This time we find the 'My Sharona' style. It strongly resembles it ... less dancing ...
1980 ... finished getting excited ! After 3 particularly catchy tracks, the group decides to switch to ballad mode. And my faith, the result is not that bad ...
1981 ... decidedly unrecognizable ... They passed Doctor Es Ultimate Slow. Who could have imagined ...
1981 ... ah, it couldn't last. Hunt the natural, it comes back at a gallop ! The final gallop, by the way
1991 ... not quite final because they will try to return during the 90s. Bold bet and partially won bet because they will even get a last success in a totally unexpected way ...
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