Watch a Video for “My Sharona” from Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) & Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs) ft. the Knack’s Berton Averre

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1979’s “My Sharona” remains an enduring classic from The Knack, a funky burst of energy and songwriting magic from Berton Averre and Doug Fieger that no doubt inspired legions of musicians in its wake and put the band on the map.

Two of those musicians with a particular affinity for the song teamed up for a new cover of the track. Eddie Spaghetti, front man of the Supersuckers, and Frank Meyer of the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs tackled the track for their 2021 collaboration album, Motherfuckin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll.

That cover now has an energetic performance-based music video for their recording.  In the video, Nashville Pussy guitarist Ruyter Suys mime-plays the iconic “My Sharona Guitar Solo” – but the actual solo itself was played by… Berton Averre himself – reprising his own original masterpiece.  Fellow Cheetah Mike Sessa plays drums on the track.

“I have a friend that knows Berton, so we reached out. We made the record during the pandemic,” said  Spaghetti, “so presumably he was free like the rest of the world and agreed to do it.”

Eagle-eyed viewers may notice similarities between this video and The Knack’s original video for the song — which was entirely by design, of course:

“The opening and closing shots, plus the stuff around the end of the solo and drum break, are all frame-by-frame recreations of The Knack shots,” said Meyer. “I wanted it to look as close to the original video as possible so my longtime Cinematographer Jason Valdez spent a lot of time on the look, lighting, style, and visual pallet of the clip. And of course, we all wore white dress shirts and skinny black ties!”

“We looked just like The Knack,” added Suys, “…or waiters!”

Here’s that original video:

And here’s a streaming preview of their record Motherfuckin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll.

You can pick up Motherfuckin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll on CD from our Rock Cellar Store HERE

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