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The Knack: Zooming Back from Oblivion, Part 2

Continued from Part One… Once the backlash set in, though, The Knack‘s record sales figures took a sharp nosedive. …But the Little Girls Understand reached #15 in 1980, but that had more to do with momentum remaining from the popularity of the debut than anything else. The singles from the album charted only briefly. The

The Knack: Zooming Back from Oblivion, Part 1

If you’re a rock music fan of a certain age, you know – or knew – The Knack. Their debut album, 1979’s Get the Knack – came out of nowhere and soared up the charts, on the strength of at least two things. First, the high-energy, catchy single “My Sharona,” with its hook-filled arrangement and