Veteran pop-rockers the Greg Kihn Band recently released their first new album of original tunes in 21 years, the aptly and cleverly titled Rekihndled. The new collection features 11 tracks, including the lead single, “Big Pink Flamingos.”
Frontman Greg Kihn says he put the songs on Rekihndled together with two of his longtime band mates — bassist Robert Berry and lead guitarist Ry Kihn, Greg’s son.
“Twenty years is a very long time, but I am more proud of this effort than any of the others,” says Greg. “Working with Ry and Robert was a joy.” He adds that a few drummers were used on the various tracks, including original Greg Kihn Band member Larry Lynch.
Regarding the meaning behind the album’s title, Kihn notes, “Dictionary defines ‘Rekindled’ as the act of restarting a fire, to excite, to stir up, to begin to burn again.’ That’s exactly what it is! Strike a match and let’s go!…I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as we did making it.”
You can check out an official video for “Big Pink Flamingos” at Greg Kihn’s official YouTube channel. The clip features scenes of the Kihn Band performing the tune, as well as footage of amusement park rides, not to mention some skimpily dressed women having fun with a hula hoop, a giant lollipop and a plastic pink flamingo.
You can score an autographed copy of Rekihndled at GregKihn.com.
Meanwhile, the Kihn Band has a number of U.S. summer tour dates lined up, including three appearances on the “Replay America 2017” Tour, which also features Billy Ocean, Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas, The Motels, and Taylor Dayne:
6/16 — Harrisburg, PA, Joe K’s Brewhouse
6/17 — Warrendale, PA, Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
7/15 — Cincinnati, OH, Sycamore Festival
8/3 — San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County Fair
8/11 — Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
8/13 — Three Forks, MT, Rockin the Rivers Fest
8/18 — Chicago, IL, “Replay America 2017” Tour – Standard Bank Stadium
8/19 — South Bend, IN, “Replay America 2017” Tour – Four Winds Field
8/20 — Welch, MN, “Replay America 2017” Tour – Treasure Island Resort & Casino
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Source: Oldies News