Label: Beserkley - BECD 9.00596 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
Gregory Stanley Kihn born July 10, is an American rock musician, radio personality, and novelist. Kihn was born in BaltimoreMarylandUnited States. If you were a shy year-old kid who already had a guitar, it was a life-altering event. In a single weekend everything had changed. I'd come home from school the previous Friday looking like Dion. I went back to class on Monday morning with my hair dry and brushed forward. That's how quickly it happened. When Kihn was 17, his mother submitted a tape of one of his original songs to the talent contest of the big local Top 40 radio station WCAOin which he took first Imitation Love - Greg Kihn - Citizen Kihn and won three things that would change his life: a typewriter, a stack of records, and a Vox electric guitar.
Following his move to California, Kihn worked at painting houses, singing in the streets, and working behind the counter at the Berkeley record store, Rather Ripped Records, with future bandmate and Earth Quake guitarist Gary Phillips. The following year, he became one of the first artists signed to Matthew King Kaufman 's Beserkley Records. Inafter his debut on the compilation Beserkley Chartbustershe recorded his first album with his own ensemble, called The Greg Kihn Bandcomprising Robbie Dunbar guitarSteve Wright bassand Larry Lynch drums.
Through the s, Kihn released an album each year and built a strong cult following through constant Imitation Love - Greg Kihn - Citizen Kihn , becoming Beserkley's biggest seller. Kihn scored his biggest hit with " Jeopardy "which reached number 2 in the Billboard Hotfrom the Kihnspiracy album.
Many of the videos that followed were sequels with connecting story lines. One of the earliest examples of a "concept" video with its Night of the Living Dead theme, "Jeopardy" received heavy airplay on the fledgling cable music channel and spawned countless imitators. Kihn spent most of the s touring constantly, opening arena-sized shows for groups such as Journeythe Grateful Dead My Problem Is You - Jackson Browne - Im Alive, and the Rolling Stones.
Matthew Kaufman continued Imitation Love - Greg Kihn - Citizen Kihn produce Kihn's albums. Kihn also published many short stories Cryogenius - Steak Number Eight - The Hutch this period, some appearing in the Hot Blood series of erotic horror fiction.
In SeptemberKihn conducted an interview with Music Life Radio detailing his life, including music, radio, and writing careers. Kihn is managed by original Beserkley partner Joel Turtle; the two men have remained best friends and business partners since the early s.
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