Saturday, November 3, 2012

"Can't Put a Price on Love" by The Knack

Song#:  0117
Date:  04/05/1980
Debut:  89
Peak:  62
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  The Knack were pretty much yesterday's leftover music dinner by the time their second album came out. The album did go gold, but that was far less than their debut. It didn't help that the inevitable backlash and lack of a hit single was contributing to their plummeting popularity. A good chunk of critics raked them over the coals considering the album a re-hash of the first and citing lyrics that are demeaning to women. They would pump out one more disc in the coming year before going on a long hiatus, but the writing was on the wall. This second single from the album didn't help matters.

ReduxReview:  Yikes - the whole opening and a chunk of the songs sounds like "Beast of Burden" on downers. I often enjoy an artist who adopts a retro-sound or pays tribute to a specific era of music, but there is just no inspiration or originality behind this.

ReduxRating:  2/10

Trivia:  The cover of their second album "...But the Little Girls Understand" featurs a picture of Sharona Alperin - the inspiration for their major hit "My Sharona."


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