a song by the Knack other than "My Sharona."
Don't," right. Very good.
And after that, there's uh...
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
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
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a tune and is willing to sound retro -- but not outdated.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)