Saturday, February 20, 2010
It was with a heavy heart that we focused this week's episode of Talking 80s Music on Los Angeles-based rock act The Knack. Singer/songwriter Doug Fieger lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 14th. We were lucky enough to talk extensively with Prescott Niles about the band's history to give you a deep insight into what made them rock. We played a short retrospective mix and album tracks ("I Want You" and "Radiating Love.")
It isn't often that we set a record for our longest interview and not a minute of it was wasted. So, our thanks go out to Mr. Niles as he arranged time for us last minute as things are really busy over there with him. We also want to point fans over to a letter he wrote about Doug at the Doug Fieger Memorial Page on Facebook. Martin also mentioned a video of Prescott playing "My Sharona" with his daughter Liv (on lead guitar) and son Gabe (on drums) that you just have to see. Technically, the show went great but, due to it going over 2 hours in length, we had size issues. This episode would have been a 128MB file but we are restricted to 100MB per episode so we cut the audio Kbps from 128 to 96.