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The Knack's second album was a strong set of pop-rock tunes, but it had the misfortune of following one of the most successful debut albums ever (Get The Knack) and the chart-topping single "My Sharona." While it's true enough that "Baby Talks Dirty" is a not-so-subtle rewrite of "My Sharona," the musicians were such capable players that they could make anything catch fire. The media backlash in the wake of The Knack's sudden success made it hard for critics to hear the songs for what they were. "Can't Put a Price on Love" was a tender guitar ballad with a generous nod toward The Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden," while pop-rockers like "I Want Ya," "The Feeling I Get," "End of the Game," "It's You," and "Tell Me You're Mine" were sleek and powerful, filled with tormenting lust and youthful indiscretion. The cover of The Kinks' "The Hard Way" was inspired, and the rockabilly force of "(Havin' A) Rave Up" and the speed-defying pop blast of "Hold On Tight and Don't Let Go" show off the top-notch abilities of guitarist Berton Averre and drummer Bruce Gary.

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Very Underated

True, not as good as the first, but what could have been. After the major success of their first album they thought it would be a good idea to get a second album out quickly. It back fired to the tune of over 2 million albums sold. Good stuff all the way through.

rock n roll

This is a very good album. Love Mr. Handleman.


Formed: May, 1978 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Forming in Los Angeles in the late '70s, the Knack (Doug Fieger, vocals/guitar; Berton Averre, lead guitar; Prescott Niles, bass; and Bruce Gary, drums) were neither punk nor rock, but pure simple pop, standing out among the musical dross that littered the Sunset Strip. Signing with Capitol after a feeding frenzy of label offers, the Knack released their debut, Get the Knack, in 1979. With its leadoff single, "My Sharona," the Knack climbed both the album and singles charts (eventually selling millions...
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...But the Little Girls Understand, The Knack
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Alternative, New Wave, Rock
  • Released: Dec 1979

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