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RIP Doug Fieger

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by fishhack2009, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    Lead singer of The Knack. Passed away of cancer today. He was 57.

    http://detnews.com/article/20100214/METRO/2140317/Knack-lead-singer-Doug-Fieger-dies-of-cancer
     
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Fuckabuncha cancer. RIP.

    While "My Sharona" and "Good Girls Don't" were hits off the debut, the rest of the album wasn't bad either. Here's one of my favorites:

     
  3. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    I was 13 when that album came out. The Knack gets wrongly pegged as a one-hit wonder. I don't think "Good Girls Don't" was as big a hit as "My Sharona", but it was a hit nonetheless.

    The other thing I remember about The Knack is that they were marketed as an American Beatles. That didn't work out so well, but they did catch lightning in a bottle with that debut.
     
  4. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Bummer. The Detroit media had mentioned recently that he was very ill. His brother, Geoffrey, is the best-known attorney in Michigan.
     
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Wow, so they are related. My Sharona is perhaps the best "one-hit wonder" song ever, and there was a Sharona the song was based on, and she apparently was never won over by Doug. R.I.P.
     
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Great guitar riff, albeit a short one, in My Sharona.

    Are we dismissing Good Girls Don't as a hit, making them a two-hit wonder?
     
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Relatively minor follow-ups to monster hits do not count when considering a one-hit wonder. No song other than My Sharona will be mentioned in or near the lede of any Fieger obit.
     
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Well, hell.
    I'd put Good Girls Don't in the second graph.
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It was the title track of a second album that was far less successful than the first. And the song was not a phenomenon the way My Sharona is. The working definition of "one-hit wonder" is not strictly tied to how many songs of a group made the Billboard chart.
     
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Submit your figures - we're headed to arbitration!

    You know more about music in your sleep than I do fully alert. But if you said The Knack to me, I'd reel off both songs. My guess is most would. A one-hit wonder? You can't name that second song unless you're related or something.
     
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Don't you go making this about Felipe Lopez again.
     
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Well, there's one small difference.
    Fieger wasn't an asshole!
     
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