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                 Greg Kihn Band

Artist Bio

Greg Kihn began his career in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, working in the singer/songwriter mold, but switched to straightforward rock & roll when he moved to San Francisco in 1974. The following year, he became one of the first artists signed to Matthew Kaufman's now-legendary Beserkley Records. Along with Jonathan Richman, Earthquake, and the Rubinoos, Kihn helped to carve the label's sound -- melodic pop with a strong '60s pop sensibility -- a refreshing alternative to the bloated prog rock of the time. In 1976, after his debut on the compilation Beserkley Chartbusters, he recorded his first album with his own band consisting of Ronnie Dunbar (guitar), Steve Wright (bass), and Larry Lynch (drums). Through the '70s, he released an album each year and built a strong cult following through constant touring, becoming Beserkley's biggest seller. In 1981, he earned his first bona fide hit with the Top 20 single, "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)," from the Rockihnroll album. He continued in a more commercial vein through the '80s with a series of pun-titled albums: Kihntinued (1982), Kihnspiracy (1983), Kihntageous (1984), and Citizen Kihn (1985). He scored his biggest hit with 1983's "Jeopardy" (number two) from the Kihnspiracy album. One more single broke the Top 40, 1985's "Lucky," but by the time Love and Rock and Roll was released in 1986, the puns had run out and so had the hits. Kihn kept a relatively low profile throughout the '90s, releasing Mutiny in 1994 and Horror Show in 1996. All the Right Reasons followed in mid-2000. 

YearAlbum   Billboard 200

1976Greg Kihn

1977Greg Kihn Again

1978Next of Kihn

1979With the Naked Eye

1980Glass House Rock





1985Citizen Kihn

1986Love & Rock & Roll

1991Unkihntrollable (Greg Kihn Live)

1992Kihn of Hearts


1996King Biscuit Flower Hour

1996Horror Show

2000True Kihnfessions


2006Greg Kihn Live, Featuring Ry Kihn

2011Kihnplete (Post Beserkley Records)

2012Greg Kihn Band: Best of Beserkley, 1974-1985

Chart singles

YearSongUS Hot 100US M.S.R.US DanceUK singlesAlbum

1978"Remember"105---Next of Kihn

1981"The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"155--Rockihnroll


"The Girl Most Likely"10457--


"Happy Man"6230--


"Love Never Fails"59---



1985"Lucky"302416-Citizen Kihn

"Boys Won't (Leave The Girls Alone)"110---

1986"Love and Rock & Roll"92---Love and Rock & Roll

Music videos


1981"The Breakup Song"

1982"Happy Man"Joe Dea

1983"Jeopardy"Joe Dea

1983"Tear That City Down"Bob Hart

1984"Reunited"Joe Dea


1985"Boys Won't (Leave The Girls Alone)"

1986"Love and Rock & Roll"

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