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The Knack

Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)

Oct 13, 1979

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  1. 1 Your Number Or Your Name (incomplete) 02:01
  2. 2 Oh Tara 03:03
  3. 3 The Hard Way 02:24
  4. 4 Intro 00:18
  5. 5 End Of The Game 02:30
  6. 6 Lucinda 04:01
  7. 7 It's You 02:16
  8. 8 Intro 00:17
  9. 9 Heartbeat 02:19
  10. 10 Intro 00:22
  11. 11 Good Girls Don't 03:25
  12. 12 Intro 00:27
  13. 13 Don't Look Back 02:26
  14. 14 Hold On Tight And Don't Let Go 01:40
  15. 15 Intro 00:18
  16. 16 Frustrated 03:28
  17. 17 C'mon Everybody 02:09
  18. 18 She's So Selfish 04:26
  19. 19 My Sharona 04:47
  20. 20 Rave Up (incomplete) 01:29
  21. 21 Extended Applause / Tuning 00:41
  22. 22 Not Fade Away 03:43
  23. 23 Encore Applause / Stage Banter (reciting Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'") 00:59
  24. 24 Intro 01:08
  25. 25 A Hard Days Night 02:27
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Liner Notes

Doug Fieger - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Berton Averre - lead guitar
Prescott Niles - bass
Bruce Gary - drums

With one of the fastest selling debut albums of all time, The Knack burst onto the scene in 1979 with their own brand of straightforward power pop and a lead-off single ("My Sharona") that would top the charts and become Billboard's Top Pop Single of 1979. A true overnight sensation that would be doomed by overhype and the inevitable critical backlash that followed, The Knack were nonetheless an exciting live band with both musical chops and a sense of humor.

An abundance of proof can be found in the recording presented here, a near complete, correctly sequenced and unedited board tape of The Knack's legendary performance at Carnegie Hall. In addition to many of the songs featured on Get The Knack performed live before an enthusiastic New York City audience, this performance also acknowledges the band's roots with two Buddy Holly covers ("Heartbeat" and "Not Fade Away"), a classic Eddie Cochran cover ("C'mon Everybody") and embracing their harshest critics, a final humorous encore of "A Hard Days Night." Also included are songs that have never been issued on any of the numerous released configurations of this concert, including "Lucinda" and a surprising cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Don't Look Back."

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Doug Fieger - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Berton Averre - lead guitar
Prescott Niles - bass
Bruce Gary - drums

With one of the fastest selling debut albums of all time, The Knack burst onto the scene in 1979 with their own brand of straightforward power pop and a lead-off single ("My Sharona") that would top the charts and become Billboard's Top Pop Single of 1979. A true overnight sensation that would be doomed by overhype and the inevitable critical backlash that followed, The Knack were nonetheless an exciting live band with both musical chops and a sense of humor.

An abundance of proof can be found in the recording presented here, a near complete, correctly sequenced and unedited board tape of The Knack's legendary performance at Carnegie Hall. In addition to many of the songs featured on Get The Knack performed live before an enthusiastic New York City audience, this performance also acknowledges the band's roots with two Buddy Holly covers ("Heartbeat" and "Not Fade Away"), a classic Eddie Cochran cover ("C'mon Everybody") and embracing their harshest critics, a final humorous encore of "A Hard Days Night." Also included are songs that have never been issued on any of the numerous released configurations of this concert, including "Lucinda" and a surprising cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Don't Look Back."