Let’s dive into the next record of the week and give a listen to the Greg Kihn Band. They haven’t been around quite as long as yesterday’s legendary group, The Kinks, but they have been releasing records and touring since the mid-70s. However, their first taste of pop success didn’t come until the 80s. In 1981 the group scored a #15 hit with “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” from their ‘RocKihnRoll’ LP. Their next triumph came from the album ‘Kihnspiracy’ which featured the #2 pop and #1 dance single “Jeopardy” in 1983. The follow-up single to “Jeopardy” was “Love Never Fails”. Well, love may never fail but, this single failed to reach the Top 40 despite the strong lead-in from “Jeopardy”. Chart success aside, this isn’t a bad record, if you were pleased by the band’s hit singles, this one presented a very similar, toe-tapping sound. The ever-reliable John Luongo was at the controls for the “Long Remix” on the a-side and the 8:02 “Dub” on the b-side.
I particularly like the last verse of this tune: “There are good times, there are bad times, There are times that can’t be found, You can get ’em, don’t forget ’em, And don’t let ’em bring me down”
Label: Beserkley Records
Catalog#: ED 4913
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
The A Side:
Love Never Fails (Long Remix) 6:33
The B Side:
Love Never Fails (Dub) 8:02
The Billboard Charts:
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Love Never Fails
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