I just saw The Knack on *The Today Show*!

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  1. KeithH

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    This is pretty cool. I'm eating breakfast and watching The Today Show this morning when all of a sudden, The Knack is performing live in Rockefeller Center. That was a nice surprise. Of course, they played "My Sharona". They sounded quite good. Makes me want to break out my Knack CD. I guess they are making a bit of a comeback now that their old albums have been remastered, and they have a new album out. They are touring too. Cool.
     
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    Soft Cell came on The Today Show a little later. Of course, they played "Tainted Love". A good song, but I thought The Knack sounded better.
     
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    Brings back memories doesn't it. I had a friend back when "My Sharona" came out who would sing "My Scarotum".
     
  4. KeithH

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    Kevin, that's good. [​IMG] When I was a kid, my friends and I would sing "My Bologna!". I could see Weird Al Yankovic doing that one. There's a lot you can with that song. "My Corona!"
     
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    Who was the third band? I know the Today show said they were going to have 3 One Hit Wonders, but I had to leave for work before the first one.
     
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    Larry, I caught just a snippet of an African American female singer that had a disco hit. I didn't see enough of the performance to see who it was. I don't think it was Gloria Gaynor of "I Will Survive" fame.
     
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    Shawn, I don't know that much about Soft Cell. I suppose it's possible. Perhaps an Internet search would yield some history of the group. Everything else is on the Internet. [​IMG]
     
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    I had a friend who would interpret the Police song this way:
    "There's a little brown spot on my underwear..."[​IMG]
     
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  13. KeithH

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    Mikael, in the US, I would say that Soft Cell was a "one-hit wonder". They are most known for "Tainted Love". Here in the US, you can find "Tainted Love" on many '80s compilation CDs, but finding Soft Cell CDs is very difficult, if not impossible.
     
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    regarding soft-cell, if you were into the alternative 80's scene (cure, depeche, etc) then you knew all about them.
    some other hits they had included "what", "sex dwarf", "bedsitter" and maybe a couple more that i can't think of. obviously "tainted love" was the breakthrough anthem.
    speaking of which, i was totally crackin' up - i now get vh1 classics and mtv2. (it's SO nice to be able to actually watch a video on a music channel...what a concept!) anyway, on vh1 classics, they had the video for "what". boy, talk about cheesy.
    that being said, i think soft-cell are great. i also have marc almond's solo album "tenament symphony" - pretty good cd!
     
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    I've seen The Knack perform live a couple of times (not in person but recorded) & they seem like a pretty good live band.
     

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