Greg Kihn’s ReKihndled

Written By: Yvonne Glasgow

 
No, that’s not a typo. It’s apparently meant to be a fun play on this musician’s last name, and something he appears to enjoy doing for his albums. If this guys name sounds familiar it may be that you’re a child of the 80s. In fact, you may remember the one very popular song this guy is known for. That would be “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em).” If that doesn’t ring a bell, here is a little from the song:
 
They don’t write ’em like that anymore
No, they just don’t write ’em like that anymore
Oh, they don’t write ’em like that anymore
They just don’t write ’em like that anymore
They just don’t, no they don’t, no no, uh-uh
They just don’t write ’em like that anymore
They just don’t…(fades)”
 
A little repetitive, but it’s a great song. But let’s talk about his newest endeavor. ReKihndled is an epic album of rock masterpieces. Some of the songs are fun and a little outrageous, like “Big Pink Flamingos,” and some of them are seriously inspirational, like “The Life I Got.
 
This album would be a great listen for anyone that likes good old rock n’ roll. It has a bit of an 80s feel to it, but it stands up in today’s world as well. If you like country music you may like Anthem, which has kind of a country feel to it.
 
Some of the songs have a more mellow feel and stick to a general rock sound, some of them speed things up and get a fuller sound, like “Cassandra. The entire album is pretty good and has kind of a Bruce Springsteen feel to it in places. Kihn still has a great singing voice, making this a smart purchase if you’re looking to get nostalgic. There are 11-songs, so there’s plenty to listen to!
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