Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Straight up rock and roll
Kid A | Boulder, CO | 02/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Greg Kihn never really hit the big time. I mean sure, he had a couple of hits with The Breakup Song and Jeopardy. It was enough to at least get his name out there, but it never went beyond that. A two-hit wonder I suppose. The fact is, though, that Greg Kihn put out a lot of material over many years and it's a shame he hasn't been recognized for his ability to whip out great hooks.
I'm not sure who would be insane enough to spend $90 on an out of print Greg Kihn CD. I bought this on vinyl a couple weeks ago for $3, and it sounds great.
There are no bad tracks on this album. Everybody knows The Breakup Song, of course. Do yourself a favor and check out Valerie, Trouble in Paradise, and Sheila.
When you look back and compare, there are a lot of similarities between Kihn's sound and that of Tom Petty. It hardly seems fair that Petty shot to super-startdom while Greg Kihn faded away into obscurity. Petty had a much more refined, slick sound, so I suppose that's what appealed to the masses. Personally, I'll take the raw, garage-band sound of Greg Kihn any day."
Rockihnroll Is Greg Kihns Best Album
S. H. Newport | Spokane, Wa USA | 10/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Greg Kihns best, and most cohesive album. It's an album that is plainly, simple rock and roll. It came out during the new wave craze. And people were itching for some simple rock and roll pop melodies again. Greg Kihn is best when he write love songs. When he tries to take on political, or deep subjects, it doesn't work. His voice has a folky sound to it with a unique husky whisper. Every song on this album from Sheila to the Breakup Song, Have catchy hooks, and yet a feel of familarity. It is like you are hearing music from earlier era but with new energy. My only complaint is that no record company has reissued this classic album since 1994. Rumor has it that some of his most popular albums will be reissued soon. Then we can get rid of the scalper's that want outrageus prices for his CD's. I'll wait patiently!"