A "Kihn-Versation" with Greg Kihn - Page 2
It’s rare when a project this special comes to fruition. Sure it’s cliché to say but quite honestly: they just don’t make ‘em like this any more. Both die-hard and new Greg Kihn fans will definitely want to add this compilation to their music collection.
Never one to just rest on his laurels, Greg continues to be involved in music and writing. Today, Greg Kihn is the San Francisco Bay Area’s #1 FM reigning Radio Morning Man and can be heard on Classic Rock KFOX 102.1 San Francisco and 98.5 San Jose – the fourth largest radio market in America. He’s also a prolific novelist and screen writer who has several projects in various stages of development.
In my interview with Greg he discusses how this “new” album came to be and his plans to re-release every one of the Beserkley albums again in its entirety in true digital format.
Greg also talks about two shows he has coming up: a reunion/record release party in Santa Cruz, CA on May 19th and his annual Kihnfest concert which this year features a true 80′s triple-threat: The Steve Miller Band, Pat Benatar and The Greg Kihn Band.
Finally we’ll find out about Greg’s current gig and what his greatest rock and roll memory is from the days of Beserkley.
But before our interview begins there was one thing I absolutely had to take care of first:
goJimmygo (gJg): Mr. Kihn, as a guitarist myself and on behalf of everyone who has ever played in a garage band I just want to say: “Thank you so much for The Breakup Song.”
Greg Kihn (GK): <laughs> You’re welcome!
I’ve always loved that guitar riff and every garage band has had that one in their repertoire at some point. In fact, in the movie “The Groomsman” that’s the song they’re rehearsing in the garage when they’re getting their band back together.
gJg: What’s the origin of that song?
GK: It’s a long story but basically goes like this: I was coming home really late from a gig one night with the band in our van. I remember it was raining and they were going to drop me off. But when we pulled up outside of my house I noticed that all of my stuff was piled up out on the front lawn.Continued on the next page