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The Knack-Zoom (Rhino)

 

Quick. Name a song by the Knack other than "My Sharona."

 

"Good Girls Don't," right. Very good.

 

And after that, there's uh...

 

A full eighteen years after being declared the next Beatles then promptly crashing and burning, the Knack is back. But, how will they function so far removed from their skinny tie, new wave beginnings?

 

Turns out, not bad at all. The band takes on it's rep as empty pop right from the jump with the slamming rock tune "Pop Is Dead." Then, to show a perverse abstinence most bands on the comeback trail would be frightened to try, they follow that with sun-drenched love song "Can I Borrow A Kiss."

 

Singer/songwriter Doug Fieger still has a way around a tune and is willing to sound retro -- but not outdated. Zoom is a comeback album that doesn't feel like a comeback album. (9/98)

 

Jay S. Jacobs

 

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