Category Archives: Knack Updates

Toppermost of the Poppermost!

Proudly featuring The Knack on its cover and a foreword by Berton Averre, Play On! Power Pop Heroes: Volume Three (Jetfighter/$39.97), the third installment of a five-volume series by best-selling author Ken Sharp, is now available for preorder. While the chapter on The Knack is easily its longest, the 581 page book culls exclusive extended [...]

The Knack & Omnivore Get High Praise

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The May 19th reissue of Zoom, with bonus tracks, new artwork and commentary by Berton and Prescott, has been generating some glowing reviews; helpful reminders that The Knack catalog is worth revisiting. You can read some of these reviews by following the links below:

Save The Date(s)!


The Knack and Zen Records continue to find a welcome home under the Omnivore Recordings roof.  On May 19th, June 9th and July 14th, respectively, the fine folks at Omnivore will be releasing reissues of Zoom, Normal as the Next Guy, and Live From The Rock ‘n’ Roll Funhouse.  Produced for reissue by music enthusiast extraordinaire — and our truest fan [...]

Rolling Stone on Detroit’s Rock Roots

In its photo gallery commemorating “the local legends who defined the sound of the city,” Rolling Stone gets it right when it comes to Detroit’s own Doug Fieger.  Read the full story here.

Spring Cleaning @ Omnivore!

Records (wide)

Omnivore Recordings is changing distributors and will be going worldwide in June.  So, they need to clean out the warehouse.  Lots of incredible deals, including the Havin’ A Rave Up and Rock & Roll Is Good For You CDs for only $5 each, and the clear vinyl version of Rock & Roll Is Good For You for only $9.  If you don’t [...]

Doug and Sky Remembered

National Rock Review is a nationwide network of music photographers, concert reviewers, and music release reviewers who collaborate with the music industry to provide complete coverage for national, regional and local acts. Erik Heemsoth, a contributor to the website, recently wrote the following article about Doug and the first group he recorded with, Sky: Sky: A [...]

In Memory of Shirley Lucille Fine

Prescott’s mother, Shirley “Lucille” Fine of Canoga Park, California passed away on February 4, 2014. In addition to her son, she is survived by her grandchildren, Noah, Olivia, and Gabe. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Sidney, and son, Lesley, both of blessed memory. Our deepest condolences go out to Prescott, who cared [...]

Berton and Prescott Are “Rock Solid”

Earlier this month Berton and Prescott sat down with Pat Francis and Jimmy Pardo for an interview on Pat’s podcast, Rock Solid.  USA Today has called Rock Solid one of “Eight Great Music Podcasts”, having hosted such guests as Melissa Ethridge, John Waite, and Marshall Crenshaw .  And now that list includes The Knack! Ever [...]

The Knack Featured in The Rhino Records Story

On October 22, 2013, Midpoint Publishers will release The Rhino Records Story, by Harold Bronson.  Harold is a longtime friend of The Knack, and as the co-founder of the Rhino Records label was responsible for the release of what many believe was The Knack’s best album, Zoom. While the Midpoint website describes the book as [...]

Knack Tracks Rolled Back

Omnivore Recordings has decided to send Summer packing by making cuts and deep cuts in their webstore.  Starting today through September 22, take advantage of incredible deals on CD & vinyl Knack releases.  Havin’ A Rave Up: Live In Los Angeles is only $5 on CD.  Rock And Roll Is Good For You: The Fieger/Averre Demos [...]

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