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Eight albums in eight years? Greg Kihn is more than lucky



Even in rock 'n' rollers suffer from the same maladies as rest of us commoners. In July, Greg Kihn was forced to cancel shows to have his gall bladder removed. On his website, Kihn was looking forward to getting out of his hospital gown and eating a decent meal. If we are lucky, we have our health and those that great up in the '80s were lucky to watch silly videos like Lucky by the Greg Kihn Band.

In 1985, Greg Kihn released Citizen Kihn, his eighth album in eight years. While that may seem routine, it was Kihn's first album after the demise of Beserkley Records and signing with major label EMI. Off Citizen Kihn landed his third and final Top 40 hit with Lucky that reached No. 30 on the singles charts.

The video for Lucky is somewhat of a continuance of his most popular video, Jeopardy, with Kihn down on his luck before a pretty cashier girl puts a smile back on Kihn's face and he wins a free cruise in a supermarket contest. As with most of Kihn's videos, a sense of humor prevails as Kihn embraces his bad luck with a smile, although a bad gall bladder isn't as bad as a being shipwrecked, swallowed by a whale, captured by cannibals, attacked by King Kong and staring down a tsunami.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:21pm]


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