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Four smiling young men leaning over the back of a green park bench, a row of three-story-tall residential buildings behind them. <a name=.The man on the left wears a brown sports jacket and white turtleneck; the man to his right wears a black-and-white-striped pullover shirt; the man to his right (standing straighter, just behind the other three) wears a black suit and tie; the man on the far right wears a black sports jacket and white shirt."^ QUOTE (may @ Jan 17 2010, 05:41 PM) Okay I was just watching and Dexter (my other favorite man) Michael C. Hall won and then we saw him in a tux but wearing a black toque on his head...Is it because of cancer or is he shaven for an upcoming movie?
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^ Sexsmith, on the other hand, couldn't bear to meet the man just yet.
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^ Okay I was just watching and Dexter (my other favorite man) Michael C. Hall won and then we saw him in a tux but wearing a black toque on his head...Is it because of cancer or is he shaven for an upcoming movie?
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Original lineup in 1965. From left: Pete Quaife, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Mick Avory.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Rock, pop
Years active 1964–1996
Labels Pye, Reprise, RCA, Arista, London, MCA, Sony, Koch, Konk/Guardian, Universal
Associated acts Argent, The Kast Off Kinks
Former members
Ray Davies
Dave Davies
Mick Avory
Pete Quaife
John Dalton
John Gosling
Andy Pyle
Gordon John Edwards
Jim Rodford
Ian Gibbons
Bob Henrit
Mark Haley
.The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorized in the United States as a British Invasion band, The Kinks are recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era.^ Like most bands of their era, the Kinks began as an R&B/blues .
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^ Like most bands of their era, the Kinks b...
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^ Like most bands of their era, the Kinks began as an R&B/blues outfit.
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[1][2] .Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk, and country.^ Instead of lyrics, the Kinks give us wistfully witty British poetry; instead of music, gorgeous but humble harmonies and joyful folk-pop.
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^ Music features legendary and emerging artists in every genre: classic rock to classical,indie to international, soundtracks to spiritual, jazz to country and many more.
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^ ARTICLE from the Encyclopædia Britannica British rock group influential 1960s British Invasion group who infused their rhythm-and-blues beginnings with sharp social observation and the theatricality of the British music hall , becoming an English archetype.
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.Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's 32-year run.^ Dave Davies with his grittier vocals.
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^ The principal members were Ray Davies (b.
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^ Ray was the lead singer and sometimes played guitar, Dave was the lead guitarist.
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.Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Bob Henrit in 1984, respectively.^ Quaife replaced by John Dalton , 1969.
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^ On a sad note, Pete Quaife has left the band on this LP, to be replaced by John Dalton.
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^ Avory was fired, replaced by former Argent drummer Bob Henrit.
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.Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accompanied the band during studio sessions in the mid-1960s.^ This time he was replaced by bassist Jim Rodford.
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^ After a British tour, Dalton left the band again, along with keyboardist John Gosling; bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of Argent) and keyboardist Gordon Edwards (formerly of the Pretty Things) filled the vacancies.
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^ After a British tour, Dalton left the band again, along with keyboardist John Gosling; bassist Jim Rodford and keyboardist Gordon Edwards filled the vacancies.
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.Later, various keyboardists, including John Gosling and Ian Gibbons, were full-time members.^ After a British tour, Dalton left the band again, along with keyboardist John Gosling; bassist Jim Rodford and keyboardist Gordon Edwards filled the vacancies.
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^ The Kinks were accompanied by various keyboardists, most notably Nicky Hopkins (for studio sessions only), from 1965 to 1968, and John Gosling, from 1970 to 1978.
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^ Founding members Ray Davies (vocals, guitar), Dave Davies (guitar, vocals), and Mick Avory (drums), are joined on this show by Jim Rodford (bass), and Ian Gibbons (keyboards).
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[1]
.The Kinks first came to prominence in 1964 with their third single, "You Really Got Me", written by Ray Davies.^ The Kinks' first single: Long Tall Sally (1964).
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^ The Kinks' first hit: You Really Got Me (1964), their third single.
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^ Next the kinks- you really got me .
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[2][3] .It became an international hit, topping the charts in the United Kingdom and reaching the Top 10 in the United States.^ It became an international hit, topping the charts in the United Kingdom and reaching the Top 10 in the United States.
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^ Come Dancing” (1983), inspired by Davies family history, was a hit in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
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^ The Kinks had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart.
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[3][4] .Between the mid-1960s and early 1970s, the group released a string of commercially and critically successful singles and LPs, and gained a reputation for songs and concept albums reflecting English culture and lifestyle, fuelled by Ray Davies' observational writing style.^ Ray Davies own songs are better in every single respect.
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^ Between the mid-1960s and early 1970s, the group released a string of commercially and critically successful singles and LPs, and gained a reputation for songs and concept albums reflecting English culture and lifestyle, fuelled by Ray Davies' observational writing style.
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^ Showing single artist release groups.
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[2] .Albums such as Face to Face, Something Else, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, and Muswell Hillbillies, along with their accompanying singles, are considered among the most influential recordings of the period.^ Albums such as Face to Face , Something Else , The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society , Arthur , Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround , and Muswell Hillbillies , along with their accompanying singles, are considered among the most influential recordings of the period.
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^ The Village Green Preservation Society (80 reviews - read ) .
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[1][3][5] .The Kinks' subsequent theatrical concept albums met with less success, but the band experienced a revival during the New Wave era—groups such as The Jam, The Knack, and The Pretenders covered their songs, helping to boost The Kinks' record sales.^ The band's subsequent theatrical concept albums met with less success, but the band experienced a revival during the New Wave era--groups such as The Jam, The Knack, and The Pretenders covered their songs, helping to boost The Kinks' record sales.
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^ Their songs have been covered by many bands including the Pretenders and Van Halen.
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^ The Kinks convinced Pye to let the band re-record the song.
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.In the 1990s, Britpop acts such as Blur and Oasis cited the band as a major influence.^ Bands such as Supergrass, Oasis, Cast, and Damon Albarn of Blur, freely admitted to being the Kinks most admiring students.
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^ Despite a lack of commercial success, the band's public profile began to rise in 1995, as the group was hailed as an influence on several of the most popular British bands of the decade, including Blur and Oasis .
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^ Despite a lack of commercial success, the band's public profile began to rise in 1995, as the group was hailed as an influence on several of the most popular British bands of the decade, including Blur and Oasis.
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[1] .The Kinks broke up in 1996, a result of the commercial failures of their last few albums and creative tension between the Davies brothers.^ The Kinks broke up in 1996, a result of the commercial failures of their last few albums and creative tension between the Davies brothers.
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^ Oslo, 02/06-07 12,31 The unoffical Kast Off Kinks fan site presents: The Results, The WhyKinks spring poll 07 If A The Kinks Reunion is impossible - what about: The Kast Off Kinks with the Davies Brothers?
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^ However, the increasingly deteriorating relationship between the Davies brothers, together with a string of unsuccessful records, led to the break-up of the band in 1996.
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[6]
.The Kinks had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart.^ The Kinks had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart.
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^ Having released two prior singles that failed to chart, the Kinks were under a great deal of pressure from their record company to mint a hit.
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^ "By 1970 the Kinks were back at the top of the charts when 'Lola' from their Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round album broke into the top ten.

.Nine of their albums charted in the Top 40.[7] In the UK, the group had seventeen Top 20 singles and five Top 10 albums.^ Nine of their albums charted in the Top 40.
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^ The Kinks had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart.
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^ In the UK, the group had fourteen Top 20 singles on the New Musical Express chart along with five Top 10 albums.
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[8] Four of their albums have been certified gold by the RIAA. Among numerous honours, they received the Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Service to British Music".[9] In 1990, their first year of eligibility, the original four members of The Kinks were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,[2][3] as well as the UK Music Hall of Fame in November 2005.

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History

Formation (1962–1963)

A brown brick building. Visible is a door at left, with a bowfront window at right; various tomato plants are also visible growing in front of the window.
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6 Denmark Terrace, the childhood home of the Davies brothers.
^ The Clissold Arms in Muswell Hill, opposite the brothers' childhood home in Denmark Terrace and the site of The Kinks' first public performance in 1963, changed hands and closed last year and is due to be converted into an upmarket gastropub.
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Visible at right is the front room, where the family's frequent Saturday night parties were held.
.The Davies brothers were born in suburban North London on Huntingdon Road, East Finchley, the youngest and only boys among their family's eight children.^ The Davies brothers were the only permanent members, with several personnel changes occurring throughout the band's 32 year run.
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^ The Kinks were formed in 1963 in North London by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, along with their school friend Peter Quaife and his friend John Start on drums, soon to be replaced by Micky Willett.
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^ Davies still lives in North London, a couple miles from where he grew up.
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[10] .Their parents, Frederick and Annie Davies, soon moved the family to 6 Denmark Terrace, Fortis Green Road, in the neighbouring suburb of Muswell Hill.^ Raymond Douglas Davies, 21 June 1944, Muswell Hill, London, England; vocals, guitar, piano).
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^ Davies was raised in a large family in Fortis Green in the London borough of Haringey.
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^ The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964.
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[11] .At home they were immersed in a world of varied musical styles, from the music hall of their parents' generation to the jazz and early rock and roll that their older sisters enjoyed.^ In 1990 the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, at the time only the fourth UK band to take the honour behind the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who.
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^ Music features legendary and emerging artists in every genre: classic rock to classical,indie to international, soundtracks to spiritual, jazz to country and many more.
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^ In 1990 the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, and for the first time in years the original band was together again, even if for only one night.
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[11] .These musical experiences centred around nightlong parties held in the front room of their house, which made a great impression on the Davies brothers.^ The Darjeeling Limited made great use of the music from Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One , one of my favourite Kinks albums.
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^ Though I do think that neither Davies brother was really a great singer.
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^ The heart of the young Davies' world was the front room of his family home.
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Thomas Kitts writes, "The influence of these parties on The Kinks ... is remarkable. .Whether consciously or unconsciously, [onstage] it seemed as if Ray was trying to recreate the Saturday night parties of his family's home—complete with chaos, beer, and singalongs."^ Ray Davies, whose laconic deadpan has had to recreate that moment virtually every night the Kinks have taken a stage, concurs.
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^ Ray even tries lite adult contemporary for the first time with Don't Forget to Dance and manages to hit a home run.
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^ Ray completely stopped trying to be original and wrote some of the most generic songs he could muster up.
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[12] .Both Ray and his brother Dave, younger by almost three years, learned to play guitar, and they played skiffle and rock and roll together.^ The warring Ray and Dave Davies were the original notorious rock'n'roll brothers .
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^ In their teens, the brothers began playing skiffle and rock & roll.
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^ "The warring Ray and Dave Davies were the original notorious rock'n'roll brothers" .
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[10]
.The brothers attended William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School (later merged with Fortismere School), where they formed a band, the Ray Davies Quartet, with Ray's friend and classmate Pete Quaife, and Quaife's friend John Start.^ First group: The Ray Davies Quartet, formed in 1961.
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^ The group originally consisted of lead singer/guitarist Ray Davies , his brother lead guitarist Dave Davies , drummer Mick Avory and bassist Peter Quaife.
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^ Ray Davies was later to recall that keyboardist Gosling wasn't happy with Preservation (which established his IQ at 80+), causing him to leave the group in later years.
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.Their debut at a school dance was well received, which encouraged the group to play at local pubs and bars.^ With a fellow classmate, John Start, on drums, the group began playing at various local arenas.
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.The band went through a series of lead vocalists; the most notable was Rod Stewart,[13] another student at William Grimshaw,[14] who performed with the group at least once in early 1962.[15] He soon formed his own group, Rod Stewart and the Moonrakers, which became a local rival to the Ray Davies Quartet.^ First group: The Ray Davies Quartet, formed in 1961.
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^ Ray Davies was soon on popular television shows again, acting as these band's godfather and promoting his autobiography, -X-Ray, which was published in early 1995 in the U.K. Dave Davies' autobiography, -Kink, was published in the spring of 1996.
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^ Ray Davies is one of the most brilliant pop songwriters of all time (although I think they went on a major decline by the 70s as the drugs took over, just like the Beach Boys, the post-Beatles Beatles, etc.
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[13][15] .In late 1962, Ray Davies left home to study at Hornsey College of Art.^ He studied at Hornsey College of Art and gained a start in music as a guitarist with the Soho-based Dave Hunt Band.
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^ Released in late 1984, the album featured several songs from Return to Waterloo, which appeared on home video within a few months of the release of Word of Mouth; the soundtrack to the film was released in 1985 as Ray Davies' first solo project.
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^ Along with that new mentality, Ray Davies was left to do little else but concentrate on the songs .
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.He pursued interests in subjects such as film, sketching, theatre, and music such as jazz and blues.^ Books blog Film blog Theatre blog TV & radio blog Charlotte Higgins on culture Tom Service on classical music Jonathan Jones on art Music blog – most commented .
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.He gained experience as a guitarist with the Soho-based Dave Hunt Band, a professional group of musicians who played jazz and R&B.[16][17] Davies soon quit school and returned to Muswell Hill, where the brothers and Quaife re-formed their old group,[16] performing under several names, including the Pete Quaife Band, The Bo-Weevils, and The Ramrods, before (temporarily) settling on The Ravens.^ Dave Davies, who famously fought with his brother during the band’s run, suffered a stroke in 2004.
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^ The stumbling block is my brother because he was seriously ill recently and whether he feels ready to do it,” Davies told the BBC. Guitarist Dave Davies suffered a stroke in 2004.
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^ Ray Davies was soon on popular television shows again, acting as these band's godfather and promoting his autobiography, X-Ray, which was published in early 1995 in the U.K. Dave Davies ' autobiography, Kink, was published in the spring of 1996.
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[3][18]
.The fledgling group hired two managers, Grenville Collins and Robert Wace, and in late 1963 former pop singer Larry Page signed on as their third.^ "All Day and All of the Night," the group's fourth single, was released late in 1964 and it rose all the way to number two; in America, it hit number seven.
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^ Through Willet, the band met Robert Wace, a failed pop singer who became one of their managers, along with Grenville Collins.
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^ The managers claimed the group's initial contract with Boscobel was invalid, since they were under 21 when they signed, and therefore the contract with Denmark Publishing was also invalid.
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.American record producer Shel Talmy began working with the band, and The Beatles' promoter, Arthur Howes, was retained to schedule The Ravens' live shows.^ His live show, Storyteller, which mixed sung performance with inter-song reminiscences, inspired the American music show of the same name.

^ Eventually, their demo tape reached Shel Talmy , an American record producer who was under contract to Pye Records.
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^ After being turned down by Decca and Phillips, the tape got the attention of Shel Talmy, an American record producer who was under contract to Pye Records.
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[19] .The group unsuccessfully auditioned for various record labels until early 1964, when Talmy secured them a contract with Pye Records.^ Talmy helped the band land a contract with Pye in 1964.
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^ In 1994, the band was dropped from Columbia Records, leaving the group to release the live To the Bone on an independent label in the U.K.; the band was left without a record label in the U.S. .
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^ In 1994, the band was dropped from Columbia Records, leaving the group to release To the Bone on an independent label.
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.During this period they had acquired a new drummer, Mickey Willet; however, Willet left the band shortly before they signed to Pye.^ During 1989, keyboardist Ian Gibbons left the band.
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^ In addition to the Davies brothers, the Ravens included Peter Quiafe on bass and a new drummer, Mickey Willet.
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^ Before the release of the single, the Kinks signed a five-year management deal with Boscobel Productions, a new company formed by Wace and Collins.
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[18] .The Ravens invited Mick Avory to replace him after seeing an advertisement Avory had placed in Melody Maker.^ Before signing to the label, the Ravens replaced drummer Willet with Mick Avory .
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^ Before signing to the label, the Ravens replaced drummer Willet with Mick Avory (b.
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^ Before signing to the label, the Ravens replaced drummer Willet with Mick Avory.
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[20] .Avory had a background in jazz drumming, and had played one gig with the fledgling Rolling Stones.^ Although they weren't as boldly innovative as the Beatles or as popular as the Rolling Stones or the Who , the Kinks were one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion.
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^ More Although they weren't as boldly innovative as the Beatles or as popular as the Rolling Stones or the Who , the Kinks were one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion.
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^ Although they weren't as boldly innovative as the Beatles or as popular as the Rolling Stones or the Who, the Kinks were one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion.
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[20] .Around this period, The Ravens decided on a new, permanent name: The Kinks.^ By the summer of 1963, the group had decided to call itself the Ravens and had recruited a new drummer, Mickey Willet.
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^ By the summer of 1963, the group had decided to call itself the Ravens and had recruited a new drummer, Mickey Willet .
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Numerous explanations of the name's genesis have been offered. In Jon Savage's analysis, "[They] needed a gimmick, some edge to get them attention. Here it was: 'Kinkiness'—something newsy, naughty but just on the borderline of acceptability. .In adopting the 'Kinks' as their name at that time, they were participating in a time-honoured pop ritual—fame through outrage."^ I was through being depressed about The Kinks' career downward spiral ever since they decided to pen show tunes in the mid-'70s.
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^ The Kinks would seem an obvious touchstone, but they were not name-dropped willy-nilly in those days like they are now.
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^ As they were recording the followup to Arthur, the Kinks expanded their lineup to include a keyboardist by the name of John Gosling.
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[21] .Manager Robert Wace related his side of the story: "I had a friend.^ Through Willet, the band met Robert Wace, a failed pop singer who became one of their managers, along with Grenville Collins.
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... He thought the group was rather fun. .If my memory is correct, he came up with the name just as an idea, as a good way of getting publicity.^ Just set up an account and you're good to go.
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^ (There are probably many others, but these are the ones I came up with off of the top of my head.

^ Not that she looked bad: She just seemed, compared with my memory of her, drained of color.
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... .When we went to [the band members] with the name, they were ...^ Not only were they being greeted with poor reviews and a lukewarm response from many of his fans, but the band members themselves were resisting it.
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^ I wrote for those characters [the members of the band] and they all had an influence on what I did.
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^ London Phogg – Takin it Easy – Soft pop 60s classic from a band so in love with Blighty they named themselves after one of our weather afflictions.
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absolutely horrified. .They said, 'We're not going to be called kinky!^ They’re called The Attacks and they’re playing two dates in London before flying home.
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^ So, they're going to screen the passengers and luggage, then run the train over 1000 miles of totally unprotected track.
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^ But they're not going to quit whacking my brain with their whips until I write this review, so the sooner I get it over with the better.
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'"[21] .Ray Davies' view conflicts with Wace's—he recalled that the name was coined by Larry Page, and referenced their "kinky" fashion sense.^ Ray Davies was later to recall that keyboardist Gosling wasn't happy with Preservation (which established his IQ at 80+), causing him to leave the group in later years.
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^ Like many people, I share the view that Ray Davies was one of the prime movers when!
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^ Page sued the band in response, beginning a five year legal battle that would keep all of Ray Davies' songwriting royalities in escrow.
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.Davies quoted him as saying, "The way you look, and the clothes you wear, you ought to be called the Kinks."^ On the eve of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, Ray Davies had this to say: "The Kinks have always been outsiders.
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^ A precocious talent, Davies was 14 when he first took to the stage at the Clissold Arms in Muswell Hill, and 16 when he wrote "You Really Got Me" – the Kinks' first No 1.
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^ It rings of the classic Kinks sound so well that --- um --- you'd might as well just call it the beginning of their classic sound.
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[21] ."I've never really liked the name," Ray stated.^ Like I've never heard a Sco!
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^ It was never gonna be a single that could rival the likes of Sweet, who were absolutely awful for the most part, but then, I think Ray had given up all of that.
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^ I can truly say that I have never heard a single Kinks album that I did not like, and I've heard almost all of them...
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[21]

Commercial breakthrough and American touring ban (1964–1966)

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.The Kinks' first single was a cover of the Little Richard song "Long Tall Sally". Despite the publicity efforts of the band's managers, it was almost completely ignored.^ The Ravens recorded their debut single, a cover of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally, " in January, 1965.
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^ They recorded their first single, a cover of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" and just before it's release renamed the group "the Kinks".
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^ The Ravens recorded their debut single, a cover of Little Richard 's "Long Tall Sally," in January 1964.
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.When their second single, "You Still Want Me", also failed to chart,[22] Pye Records threatened to annul the group's contract unless their third single was successful.^ "Long Tall Sally" was released in February of 1964 and it failed to chart, as did their second single, "You Still Want Me."
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^ After the success of "Autumn Almanac, " Dave Davies came out with another single, "Susannah's Still Alive, " that was a modest hit at number 20.
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^ The Kinks' first hit: You Really Got Me (1964), their third single.
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"You Really Got Me" was released in August 1964,[23] and, boosted by a performance on the television show Ready Steady Go!, quickly reached number one in the United Kingdom.[24] .Hastily imported by the American label Reprise Records, it also made the Top 10 in the United States.^ Very similar to the idea and tone of Paul McCartney's Ballroom Dancing, it was a Top 10 hit single in the United States, one of their most successful singles.
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^ It could be labeled "the drunkest album ever made," without a trace of hyperbole, since this is a charmingly loose, rowdy, silly record.
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^ United Kingdom and made the top 10 in the United States, boosted by a performance on the U.K. television show Ready Steady Go!
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[4] .The loud, distorted guitar riff—achieved by a slice Dave Davies made in the speaker cone of his Elpico amplifier (referred to by the band as the "little green amp")—gave the song its signature, gritty guitar sound.^ With a loud, distorted guitar riff - achieved by Dave's slicing of the speaker cones in his Elpico amplifier, gave the song its signature, grittier guitar sound.
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^ Dave Davies with his grittier vocals.
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^ This and its successor, "All Day And All Of The Night" (UK number 2/US number 7), provided a blueprint for hard rock guitar playing, with the simple but powerful riffs supplied by the younger Davies and fed through his home-made "green amp".
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[25] .Extremely influential on the American garage rock scene, "You Really Got Me" is regarded as the first hard rock hit and the blueprint for related genres, such as heavy metal.^ The Kinks' first hit: You Really Got Me (1964), their third single.
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^ The group took another turn in 1976, when they signed with a new label, Arista, and tried to work within the genres that happened to be popular at the moment, from new wave to metallic hard rock.
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^ Released in the spring of 1968, the Kinks' "Wonderboy" was the band's first single not to crack the Top Ten since "You Really Got Me."
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[25] .Soon after its release, the group recorded most of the tracks for their debut LP, simply titled Kinks.^ In 1994, the band was dropped from Columbia Records, leaving the group to release the live To the Bone on an independent label in the U.K.; the band was left without a record label in the U.S. .
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^ Afternoon Tea With The Kinks - Japanese - CD ALBUM - Promo more of this title THE KINKS Afternoon Tea With The Kinks (1995 Japanese only 26-track digitally remastered promotional sample CD album issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release.
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^ All The Good Times - UK - BOX SET more of this title THE KINKS All The Good Times (Rare 1973 UK Pye 4-LP box set, picture box 11PP100) .
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.Consisting largely of covers and revamped traditional songs, it was released on 2 October 1964, reaching number four on the UK chart.^ "All Day and All of the Night," the group's fourth single, was released late in 1964 and it rose all the way to number two; in America, it hit number seven.
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^ News Tag of the Day UK Pre-release Chart US Pre-release Chart My Shazam .
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^ It barely charted in the UK and did nothing in the US. 'Waterloo Sunset' reached number two in the singles charts and Dave Davies took the spotlight with his solo released 'Death Of A Clown'.
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[26] .The group's fourth single, "All Day and All of the Night", another original hard rock tune, was released three weeks later, reaching number two in the United Kingdom,[24] and number seven in the United States.^ "All Day and All of the Night," the group's fourth single, was released late in 1964 and it rose all the way to number two; in America, it hit number seven.
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^ Showing single artist release groups.
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^ The group's fourth single, All Day and All of the Night was released in late 1964 and rose to No.
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[4][25] .The next singles, "Set Me Free" and "Tired of Waiting for You", were also commercially successful, the latter topping the UK singles chart.^ USA. In 1965, The Kinks recorded Set Me Free and Tired of Waiting for You , both of which featured a repeated bass guitar riff.
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^ Apeman is an especially noted highlight that also charted well as a single in the UK. Its an alluring combination between The Kinks established Brit-pop style and tropicana.
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^ Very similar to the idea and tone of Paul McCartney's Ballroom Dancing, it was a Top 10 hit single in the United States, one of their most successful singles.
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[7][24]
On a bench in a park sit five men, two seated and three standing behind the bench. <a name=.Clockwise from left is a man in a black suit with Khaki pants; a man in a black suit with black pants; a man wearing a brown coat with Khaki pants and raising his arm jokingly as if to stab the sleeping man below him; a man, wearing a grey/light green coat and Khaki pants and holding out a hat above the sleeping man's head.^ Notice I left out the hits "Lola" and "Apeman", which is further indicative of the overall strength the album holds in my esteem.
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The sleeping man is wearing green." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/06/3/6/6/1068594149205373.jpg" width="215" height="204" class="thumbimage" />
The Kinks amusing themselves during a Swedish tour in 1965
.The Kinks made their first tour of Australia and New Zealand in January 1965 as part of a package bill that included Manfred Mann and The Honeycombs.^ Their first album was The Kinks , released in 1965.
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^ The Darjeeling Limited made great use of the music from Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One , one of my favourite Kinks albums.
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^ At the conclusion of their summer 1965 tour, the Kinks were banned from re-entering the United States by the American government.
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[27] .An intensive performing schedule saw them headline other package tours throughout the year with acts such as The Yardbirds and Mickey Finn.^ Oh yeah, and I saw Ray Davies when he toured last year and he had a lot of energy.
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^ They were successful in lifting the ban, and scheduled their first US tour in four years.
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[28] .Tensions began to emerge within the band, expressed in incidents such as the on-stage fight between Avory and Dave Davies at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales on 19 May.^ Music - Jan 8, 2008 The Kinks Dave Davies has released a statement to counteract rumors that the band may reform following comments by his brother and ex-bandmate Ray Davies.
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^ Internal problems within the band followed, including fighting on stage, and they fell from prominence for a while, to return with singles such as Waterloo Sunset .
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^ The band underwent many line-up changes but always at the core were Ray Davies , his younger brother Dave Davies on lead guitar and drummer Mick Avory, who left after all in 1984.
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[28][29] .After finishing the first song, "You Really Got Me", Davies insulted Avory and kicked over his drum set.^ Founding members Ray Davies (vocals, guitar), Dave Davies (guitar, vocals), and Mick Avory (drums), are joined on this show by Jim Rodford (bass), and Ian Gibbons (keyboards).
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^ You Really Got Me and Other Songs [BBC sessions & live 1964-66] .
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^ Along with 'You Really Got Me', the other song here that shows, even at this early stage, that Ray Davies was a great writer, is 'Stop Your Sobbing'.
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[28][29] .Avory responded by hitting Davies with his hi-hat stand, rendering him unconscious, before fleeing from the scene, fearing that he had killed his bandmate.^ The long-standing mystery is solved (yawn)…the Kinks are Davies, Davies, Avory, Dalton and Gosling.
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Davies was taken to Cardiff Royal Infirmary, where he received 16 stitches to his head.[28][29] To placate the police, Avory later claimed that it was part of a new act in which the band members would hurl their instruments at each other.[28][29] .Following a mid-year tour of the United States, the American Federation of Musicians refused permits for the group to appear in concerts there for the next four years, effectively cutting off The Kinks from the main market for rock music at the height of the British Invasion.^ The Kinks have made brilliant music at the cutting edge of rock 'n' roll.
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^ For four years, the Kinks were prohibited from returning to the U.S., which not only meant that the group was deprived of the world's largest music market, but that they were effectively cut off from the musical and social upheavals of the late '60s.
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^ Jan 03, 2007 at 9:59 pm You can't get much more rock 'n' roll than being banned from performing in the United States for four years due part to on-stage rowdiness.
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[1][30] .Although neither The Kinks nor the union gave a specific reason for the ban, at the time it was widely attributed to their rowdy on-stage behaviour.^ In early 1969, the American ban upon the Kinks was lifted, leaving the band free to tour the U.S. for the first time in four years.
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^ At the conclusion of their summer 1965 American tour, the Kinks were banned from re-entering the United States by the American government for unspecified reasons.
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[30]
.A stopover in Bombay, India, during the band's Australian and Asian tour had led Davies to write the song "See My Friends", released as a single in July 1965.[31] This was an early example of crossover music and one of the first pop songs of the period to display the direct influence of traditional music from the Indian subcontinent.^ See My Friend 20.
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^ Their first album was The Kinks , released in 1965.
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^ But decades after his band rode in a "supersonic rocket ship" to redefine British music with its distinctive visualisations of a country in decline, the Kinks' influence on British music remains astonishingly resilient.
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[31] In his autobiography, X-Ray, Davies noted he was inspired to write "See My Friends" after hearing the songs of local fishermen during an early morning walk:
.
I remember getting up, going to the beach and seeing all these fishermen coming along.^ It's much easier to harm a train from the outside of train -- they run on these things called "track" (which tells you exactly where it's going to be) on a "schedule" (which tells you when) so that you can blow up a bridge half an hour before it gets there, kill everyone onboard, and flee before it all goes down.
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^ I think it the fact that it comes up in a blogging forum - of all places- speaks volumes about his depth.
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^ He comes up with all the wild ideas even though his brother Dave probably still wanted to rock out.
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I heard chanting to start with, and gradually the chanting came a bit closer and I could see it was fishermen carrying their nets out. When I got to Australia I wrote lots of songs, and that one particularly.[31]
Music historian Jonathan Bellman argues that the song was "extremely influential" on Davies' musical peers: "And while much has been made of The Beatles' 'Norwegian Wood' because it was the first pop record to use a sitar, it was recorded well after The Kinks' clearly Indian 'See My Friends' was released."[31] Pete Townshend of The Who was particularly affected by the song: "'See My Friends' was the next time I pricked up my ears and thought, 'God, he's done it again. He's invented something new.' .That was the first reasonable use of the drone—far, far better than anything The Beatles did and far, far earlier.^ The Kinks deserved far better than that.
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^ Anything better than 1000 times recited cliches.
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^ Trying to sound both punk and disco was always going to be tricky, but The Kinks just about manage it, remarkably and far better than The Stones ever did.
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.It was a European sound rather than an Eastern sound but with a strong, legitimate Eastern influence which had its roots in European folk music."^ Describe the affect on listeners on hearing a weak and whining voice rather than strong and forthright one .
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^ Donkeylogic."Describe the affect on listeners on hearing a weak and whining voice rather than strong and forthright one"It kills this listener every time.
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^ Deliberately nostalgic sounding rock n roll with quite frankly silly lyrics that only manage to annoy, rather than raise a smile.
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[32] .In a widely quoted[32][33][31] statement by Barry Fantoni, 1960s celebrity and friend of The Kinks, The Beatles, and The Who, he recalled that it was also an influence on The Beatles: "I remember it vividly and still think it's a remarkable pop song.^ These songs are good and catchy as it stands, and that's reason enough to celebrate at this stage of the Kinks' discography.
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^ Given the startling number of original pop masterpieces the Kinks are responsible for composing, it is ironic to think that they began life primarily as an R&B cover band.

^ Come Dancing is the song that everyone remembers who was around in the early '80s and liked contemporary pop music.
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.I was with The Beatles the evening that they actually sat around listening to it on a gramophone, saying 'You know this guitar thing sounds like a sitar.^ If this all sounds like an anti-beatles tirade, then you are mistaken.
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^ Give The Kinks a lot of credit for Low Budget, is a dumb, guitar heavy rocker, and it makes them sound like the new and improved Kiss.
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^ I would say that you'd have to hear it to believe it, but I would never want to suggest such a cruel thing.
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We must get one of those.'"[32] The song's radical departure from popular music conventions proved unpopular with the band's American following—it hit number 11 in the UK, but stalled at number 111 in the US.[34]
."There were only a few bands that had this sorta really rough-sounding, what we used to call 'R&B' style in the Sixties.^ Not only was the final version the blueprint for the Kinks' early sound, but scores of groups used the heavy, power chords as a foundation.
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^ There is a great Kinks tribute album that came out a few years back called "This is Where I Belong."
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^ Even though there are only four Ray Davies compositions on this debut disc ("So Mystifying," "Just Can't Go To Sleep," "You Really Got Me," and "Stop Your Sobbing") this is a good-sounding record.
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There were the Yardbirds, there was us, there was the Pretty Things, as well."[35]
—Dave Davies, interview with the Austin Chronicle
.Recording began promptly on the group's next project, Kinda Kinks, starting the day after their return from the Asian tour.^ PDT) - Former Kinks leader Ray Davies has finished up the latest leg of his Storyteller tour, and now has some other projects in the works.
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^ As Ray finished post-production duties on Return to Waterloo, he wrote the next Kinks album, Word of Mouth.
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^ The Kinks' next album, Give the People What They Want , appeared in late 1981; the record peaked at number 15 and went gold.
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.The LP—10 of whose 12 songs were originals—was completed and released within two weeks.^ Ray completely stopped trying to be original and wrote some of the most generic songs he could muster up.
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^ However, a live version of "Celluloid Heros" was added, which did not appear on the original 2-LP release.
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^ Two of my top 10 all time Kinks songs are on this album - Headmaster (absolutely rocks!
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[36][37][38] .According to Ray Davies, the band was not completely satisfied with the final cuts,[37][38] but pressure from the record company meant that no time was available to correct flaws in the mix.^ It was originally meant to be a full-blown concept album, but the record company didn't like that very much, so they forced Ray to scale it down and release it as a normal pop album.
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^ However, the record company wanted them to come up with an album quicker, and Ray hadn't time to finish these three LPs.
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^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
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.Davies later expressed his dissatisfaction with the production, saying, "a bit more care should have been taken with it.^ The Kinks ploughed on under the leadership of Ray Davies, more so during this period than any other, as i'm not sure the others had the gumption, or should I say the courage, to stand against some of his ideas that perhaps weren't as good as they should be.
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^ Later, on the phone, Davies is on even more avuncular form, laughing when I suggest he has been burdened with a sourpuss, doom-mongering reputation every bit as onerous as the stupendous back catalogue he carries around with him.

^ More » Ray Davies Says A New Record Is Possible USRN - Jan 3, 2002 (1/3/01, 7 a.m.
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I think [producer] Shel Talmy went too far in trying to keep in the rough edges. Some of the double tracking on that is appalling. .It had better songs on it than the first album, but it wasn't executed in the right way.^ I can't stand the thing, it's a mini musical in seven straining minutes, the entire concept of the album condensed, if that's the right word to use, into a single song.
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^ Half a good album is better than a slap in face, so I cautiously give this entire set an average kind of '6.5' out of '10'.
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^ Also i feel the kinks made better albums than some of their peers of the time , ie the who and the small faces but didnt get quite the same acclaim .
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It was just far too rushed."[38]
.A significant stylistic shift became evident in late 1965, with the appearance of singles like "A Well Respected Man" and "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", as well as the band's third album, The Kink Kontroversy,[2] on which session musician Nicky Hopkins made his first appearance with the group on keyboards.^ The opening 'A Well Respected Man', recorded as a single, moves The Kinks forwards.
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^ Dedicated Follower of Fashion (May, 1966) .
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^ Elsewhere, The Kinks sound a like a band.
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[39] .These recordings exemplified the development of Davies' songwriting style, from hard-driving rock numbers toward songs rich in social commentary, observation, and idiosyncratic character study, all with a uniquely English flavour.^ Gerry Ross posted at 9:58am on February 12, 2009 Great band, and Ray Davies remains one of rock and roll's greatest songwriters.
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^ They're also quite affectionate, a fact underpinned by the heartbreaking "Oklahoma U.S.A.," one of the starkest numbers Davies ever penned, seeming all the sadder surrounded by the careening country-rock and music hall.
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^ In 1976, the Kinks recorded Davies ' third straight rock opera, Schoolboys in Disgrace, which rocked harder than any album they released on RCA. .
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[2][5] .The satirical single "Sunny Afternoon" was the biggest UK hit of summer 1966, topping the charts and displacing The Beatles' "Paperback Writer".[40] Before the release of The Kink Kontroversy, Ray Davies suffered a nervous and physical breakdown, caused by the pressures of touring, writing, and ongoing legal squabbles.^ Before the single was released, the group changed their name to the Kinks.
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^ This marked a change in Davies’ writing style, resulting in “Sunny Afternoon”, the landmark hit single in 1966 from The Kink Kontroversy album.
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^ "Sunny Afternoon" was one of Davies ' wry social satires and the song was the biggest hit of the summer of 1966 in the U.K., reaching number one.
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[41] During his months of recuperation, he wrote several new songs and pondered the band's direction.[41] .Quaife was involved in an automobile accident,[41] and after his recovery decided to step back from the band for much of 1966. Bassist John Dalton filled in until Quaife returned to the group at the end of the year.^ After a British tour, Dalton left the band again, along with keyboardist John Gosling; bassist Jim Rodford and keyboardist Gordon Edwards filled the vacancies.
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^ In 1969 Peter Quaife was replaced by John Dalton, and the band released another classic album, the rock opera Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) .
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^ Not only was the group recording at a breakneck pace, they were touring relentlessly, as well, which caused much tension within the band.
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[1]
."Sunny Afternoon" was a dry run for the band's album Face to Face, which displayed Davies' growing ability to craft gentle yet cutting narrative songs about everyday life and people.^ One barbed pop song after another, the album could be seen as the first in a long tradition of albums given over to complaints about the music business .
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^ Well, there are familiar Ray Davies stardom elements, the usual dip into everyday life.
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^ Married to a Ray Davies having trouble with his personal life and quickly and prolifically writing songs as if that was the only central point of safety his life actually had.
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[1] .Hopkins returned for the sessions to play various keyboard instruments, including piano and harpsichord.^ I love the keyboard/piano sound that opens 'Session Man'.
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.He played on the band's next two studio albums as well, and featured on a number of their live BBC recordings before joining The Jeff Beck Group in 1968.[41] The Kinks' next single, a social commentary piece, "Dead End Street", was released at the same time as Face to Face and became another UK Top 10 hit,[42] though it reached only number 73 in the United States.^ Two years later, the Kinks released their last studio record for MCA, UK Jive.
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^ Before the single was released, the group changed their name to the Kinks.
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^ This was also his first and last release on Columbia Records, and it was also their final studio album ever.
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[4] .Music scholar Johnny Rogan described it as "a kitchen sink drama without the drama—a static vision of working class stoicism".[42] One of the group's first promotional music videos was produced for the song.^ One barbed pop song after another, the album could be seen as the first in a long tradition of albums given over to complaints about the music business .
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^ Think Visual has a number of nice ideas, at one point turning into a music hall song just like their vintage days!
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^ Adore the bass sound and story-telling lyrics of 'Rosy Won't You Please Come Home', a Ray Davies kitchen-sink drama of sorts.
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.It was filmed on Little Green Street, a small 18th-century lane in North London, located off Highgate Road in Kentish Town.^ When the Kinks recorded The Village Green Preservation Society in 1968, the north London quartet was not trying to create a commercial failure.
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[43]

The Golden Age (1967–1972)

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.The Kinks' next single, "Waterloo Sunset", was released in May 1967. The lyrics describe two lovers passing over a bridge, with a melancholic observer reflecting on the couple, the Thames, and Waterloo Station.^ A beatles album was an event, a kinks album was, invariably, not as good as the single a and b sides they were releasing.
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^ When the band released arguably their last classic album Muswell Hillbillies in 1971, the concurrent release of yet another Kinks single compilation easily outsold it.
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^ It barely charted in the UK and did nothing in the US. 'Waterloo Sunset' reached number two in the singles charts and Dave Davies took the spotlight with his solo released 'Death Of A Clown'.
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[46][47] .The song was rumoured to have been inspired by the romance between two British celebrities of the time, actors Terence Stamp and Julie Christie.^ Two of my top 10 all time Kinks songs are on this album - Headmaster (absolutely rocks!
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^ I love a song called 'Where Have All The Good Times Gone' released during arguably the all-time highpoint for British music and culture.
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[48][49][50] .Ray Davies denied this in his autobiography, and claimed in a 2008 interview, "It was a fantasy about my sister going off with her boyfriend to a new world and they were going to emigrate and go to another country."^ (That's right, Ray was still concerned about that farsighted Kiss fan that I talked about in my review for Low Budget .
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^ Say what you want about Ray Davies' songwriting, but the worst of this lot was written by brother Dave.
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^ Along with that new mentality, Ray Davies was left to do little else but concentrate on the songs .
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[47][51] .Despite its complex arrangement, the sessions for "Waterloo Sunset" lasted a mere ten hours;[44] Dave Davies later commented on the recording: "We spent a lot of time trying to get a different guitar sound, to get a more unique feel for the record.^ Give The Kinks a lot of credit for Low Budget, is a dumb, guitar heavy rocker, and it makes them sound like the new and improved Kiss.
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^ Professional rhythm section, those tasty Dave Davies guitar licks and Ray topping off this tasty recipe with his trademark lyrical proficiency and syrupy vocals.
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^ Ray Davies was commenting on the Liverpool sunset, using it as a metaphor for the death of merseybeat.
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.In the end we used a tape-delay echo, but it sounded new because nobody had done it since the 1950s.^ The only reason they were allowed to record this album is because they stumbled upon a new sound and a hit single called "You Really Got Me."
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I remember Steve Marriott of the Small Faces came up and asked me how we'd got that sound. We were almost trendy for a while."[45] .The single was one of the group's biggest UK successes, reaching number two on Melody Maker's chart,[48] and went on to become one of their most popular and best-known.^ Even though punk rockers like the Jam and the Pretenders were covering Kinks songs in the late '70s, the group was becoming more blatantly commercial with each release, culminating in the heavy rock of Low Budget (1979), which became the group's biggest American success, peaking at number 11.
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^ Despite a lack of commercial success, the band's public profile began to rise in 1995, as the group was hailed as an influence on several of the most popular British bands of the decade, including Blur and Oasis .
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^ It's too clever for it's own good with one of the most "boring while complex" melodies I've yet come across.
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Pop music journalist Robert Christgau called it "the most beautiful song in the English language",[52] and Allmusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine cited it as "possibly the most beautiful song of the rock and roll era."[53]
.The songs on the 1967 album Something Else By The Kinks developed the musical progressions of Face to Face, adding English music hall influences to the band's sound.^ Elsewhere, The Kinks sound a like a band.
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^ Still, 'Arthur' may have pleased then long-term Kinks fans, because it has a little more bite about it musically than the two albums preceeding it.
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^ Anyway, as far as the actual music here is concerned, as far as this cohesive album work is concerned, we've got The Kinks finest hour.
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[54] .Dave Davies scored a major UK chart success with the album's "Death of a Clown". While it was co-written by Ray Davies and recorded by The Kinks, it was also released as a Dave Davies solo single.^ Everybody's in Showbiz (1973), a double-record set consisting of one album of studio tracks and another of live material, was a disappointment in the U.K., although the album was more successful in the U.S. In 1973, Ray Davies composed a full-blown rock opera called Preservation.
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^ Music - Jan 8, 2008 The Kinks Dave Davies has released a statement to counteract rumors that the band may reform following comments by his brother and ex-bandmate Ray Davies.
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^ By the end of 1971, the Kinks had secured a five-album deal with RCA Records, which brought them a million dollar advance.
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[4][54] .Overall, however, the album's commercial performance was disappointing, prompting The Kinks to rush out a new single, "Autumn Almanac", in early October.^ Following the lackluster performance of Something Else, the Kinks rushed out a new single, "Autumn Almanac," which became another big U.K. hit for the band.
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^ Following the lackluster performance of Something Else , the Kinks rushed out a new single, "Autumn Almanac," which became another big U.K. hit for the band.
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^ Released in late 1984, the album was similar in tone to the last few Kinks records, but it was a commercial disappointment and began a period of decline for the band; they never released another record that cracked the Top 40.
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Backed with "Mr. Pleasant", the single quickly became another Top 5 success for the group. .Andy Miller points out that, despite its success, the single marks a turning point in the band's career—it would be their last entry into the UK Top Ten for three years: "In retrospect, 'Autumn Almanac' marked the first hint of trouble for The Kinks.^ Following the lackluster performance of Something Else, the Kinks rushed out a new single, "Autumn Almanac," which became another big U.K. hit for the band.
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^ Released in late 1984, the album was similar in tone to the last few Kinks records, but it was a commercial disappointment and began a period of decline for the band; they never released another record that cracked the Top 40.
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^ Featuring a harder rock foundation than their last few singles, "Lola" was a Top Ten hit in both the U.K. and the U.S. Released in the fall of 1970, Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Part One was their most successful record since the mid-'60s in both the U.S. and U.K., helping the band become concert favorites in the U.S. The band's contract with Pye/Reprise expired in early 1971, leaving the Kinks free to pursue a new record contract.
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.This glorious single, one of the greatest achievements of British 60's pop, was widely criticised at the time for being too similar to previous Davies efforts."^ Ray Davies is one of the most brilliant pop songwriters of all time (although I think they went on a major decline by the 70s as the drugs took over, just like the Beach Boys, the post-Beatles Beatles, etc.
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^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
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^ "Waterloo Sunset" is widely and rightly recognized as one of the greatest pop songs ever written.
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[55] .Nick Jones of Melody Maker asked, "Is it time that Ray stopped writing about gray suburbanites going about their fairly unemotional daily business?^ Other early Ray Davies signs of genius include 'Just Can't Go To Sleep', easily the equal of Beatle songs penned during the time.
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^ Its just fine writing and fairly winning in terms of wanting to go back to it and listen again.
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^ And lastly, I liked Ray's vocal performance, which sometimes sounds like he was bending it to sound like a yo-yo, and other times it was about as passionate as it gets.
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... .Ray works to a formula, not a feeling, and it's becoming rather boring."^ You rather get the feeling you had to be there, watching Ray sing his way through 'Alcholol', etc, etc.
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[55] Disc jockey Mike Ahern called the song "a load of rubbish".[56] Dave's second solo single, "Susannah's Still Alive", was released in the UK on November 24. It sold a modest 59,000 copies, but failed to reach the Top 10. Miller states that "by the end of the year, The Kinks were rapidly sliding out of fashion."[55]
."Everyone was panicking because 'Wonderboy' wasn't sounding like a hit record.^ I like "Muswell" a lot, but I think this record is far superior and represents everything I love about the way records in the early 1970's sounded and felt.
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^ The only reason they were allowed to record this album is because they stumbled upon a new sound and a hit single called "You Really Got Me."
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.Among the management and the agent, Danny Detesh, there was definitely a sense that the band wouldn't go on for much longer.^ Nothing in the world is going to make me forget how much I love classics like Arthur and Muswell Hillbillies , but there's just going to be a *little bit* of resentment toward their band name for making me sit through this.
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... .Danny came backstage when the record flopped and said, 'Well, you've had a good run.^ It's quieter, a little slower so you can get in a good snooze on the way, you can walk around whenever you damn well please, and the food is (sometimes) better.
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^ Well, would you play it to your non-kinks knowing friends as an example of what a good band they are?
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^ Well, you've got mine - state yer case fella, I'm interested.
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You've enjoyed it.' As if it was all over for us."[57]
—Ray Davies, on the decline of the band's 1960s incarnation, "Wonderboy", and cabaret touring
.Beginning early in 1968, the group largely retired from touring, instead focusing on work in the studio.^ ET) -- Nearly 40 years after beginning his recording career, Kinks frontman Ray Davies is at work on his first-ever studio solo album.
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As the band was not available to promote their material, subsequent releases met with little success.[58] .The Kinks' next single, "Wonderboy", released in the spring of 1968, stalled at number 36 and became the band's first single not to make the UK Top Twenty since their early covers.^ Released in the spring of 1968, the Kinks' "Wonderboy" was the band's first single not to crack the Top Ten since "You Really Got Me."
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^ "All Day and All of the Night," the group's fourth single, was released late in 1964 and it rose all the way to number two; in America, it hit number seven.
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^ Even though punk rockers like the Jam and the Pretenders were covering Kinks songs in the late '70s, the group was becoming more blatantly commercial with each release, culminating in the heavy rock of Low Budget (1979), which became the group's biggest American success, peaking at number 11.
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[59] Despite this, it became a favourite of John Lennon of The Beatles.[60] .According to Ray Davies, "Someone had seen John Lennon in a club and he kept on asking the disc jockey to play 'Wonder Boy' [sic] over and over again".[61] However, the band's own opinion of the track was low—Pete Quaife later stated, "[I] hated it ...^ Both Dave Davies and Pete Quaife went on to have real issues about Ray's leadership of the band and to some extent, I can understand that, especially Pete Quaife, coz after all, it was kind of his band in the first place {he was a founder member} and it is claimed that early on, he was more like the group spokesman.
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^ "Lola" is the best-known track from this album, and this live reading was a minor hit single; Ray Davies ' teasing intro shows his playful side.
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^ The lazy, hazy atmosphere of several of the backing tracks may hint at the influence of 'Pet Sounds' by The Beach Boys, however.
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it was horrible."[60] .In the face of The Kinks' declining popularity, Davies continued to pursue his deeply personal songwriting style while rebelling against the heavy demands placed on him to keep producing commercial hits, and the group continued to devote time to the studio, centring on a slowly developing project of Ray's called Village Green.^ In other Kinks-related news, I returned to the store today and was initially disheartened when I didn't find the special edition of Village Green Preservation Society that I wanted.
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^ The Kinks ploughed on under the leadership of Ray Davies, more so during this period than any other, as i'm not sure the others had the gumption, or should I say the courage, to stand against some of his ideas that perhaps weren't as good as they should be.
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^ However it was certainly the start of a very productive period for the kinks , where davies and his music began to develop seriously .
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[1] .In an attempt to revive the group's commercial standing, The Kinks' management booked them on a month-long package tour for April, drawing the group away from the studio.^ Regardless of its commercial fate, Muswell Hillbillies stands as one of the Kinks' best albums.
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The venues were largely cabarets and clubs; headlining was Peter Frampton's group The Herd. "In general, the teenyboppers were not there to see the boring old Kinks, who occasionally had to endure chants of "We Want The Herd!" during their brief appearances,"[62] commented Andy Miller. The tour proved taxing and stressful—Pete Quaife recalled, "It was a chore, very dull, boring and straightforward. ... .We only did twenty minutes, but it used to drive me absolutely frantic, standing on stage and playing three notes over and over again."^ I can't stand the thing, it's a mini musical in seven straining minutes, the entire concept of the album condensed, if that's the right word to use, into a single song.
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[62] .At the end of June, The Kinks released the single "Days", which provided a minor—but momentary—comeback for the group.^ Before the single was released, the group changed their name to the Kinks.
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^ "All Day and All of the Night," the group's fourth single, was released late in 1964 and it rose all the way to number two; in America, it hit number seven.
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^ Released in the spring of 1968, the Kinks' "Wonderboy" was the band's first single not to crack the Top Ten since "You Really Got Me."
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."I remember playing it when I was at Fortis Green the first time I had a tape of it.^ "I'm In Disgrace" is a great little rocker which Dave obviously enjoys playing, and "The First Time We Fall In Love" is my guilty pleasure here.
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^ This is the first time I remember that he made broad generic sweeps with such a simplistic message as We should all get along.
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.I played it to Brian, who used to be our roadie, and his wife and two daughters.^ Remember United Mine Worker's union leader Joseph Yablonsky who was murdered, along with his wife and daughter?
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^ On re-discovering it, it has become the most played collection of songs in our house, much to the frustratoin of everyone who lives here.
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^ I think his brother and daughter are the two main wheels on which Dave's life has turned....It's also a great song with one of the funniest piano riffs yet played !
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They were crying at the end of it. .Really wonderful—like going to Waterloo and seeing the sunset.^ In the words of Mark Radcliffe - if you don't like Waterloo Sunset, then you just don't like music.
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^ But how can you fight against someone who knocks up utter and devastating meisterworks like "Afternoon tea" and "Waterloo Sunset" ?
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^ Surely all you're going to have to do is listen to "Waterloo Sunset" to prove my point.
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... .It's like saying goodbye to somebody, then afterwards feeling the fear that you actually are alone."^ I get the feeling that the guy hadn't much of an idea what to do with harmonies, but just like When You Were a Child it has its likable charm.
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^ Price is only a hab (for now) until season's end, so I don't understand quite what you're saying with a comment like this.
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[57] ."Days" reached number 12 in the United Kingdom and was a Top 20 hit in several other countries, but it did not chart in the United States.^ "All Day and All of the Night," the group's fourth single, was released late in 1964 and it rose all the way to number two; in America, it hit number seven.
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^ 'All Day And All Of The Night' was furious, biting, aggressive - easily the match of their world-wide number one hit, 'You Really Got Me'.
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^ Very similar to the idea and tone of Paul McCartney's Ballroom Dancing, it was a Top 10 hit single in the United States, one of their most successful singles.
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[63]
.Village Green eventually morphed into their next album, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, released in late 1968 in the UK.[64] A collection of thematic vignettes of English town and hamlet life, it was assembled from songs written and recorded over the previous two years.^ Two years later, the Kinks released their last studio record for MCA, UK Jive .
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^ The Kinks were releasing an album about village-greens.
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^ The final song is something that really fits in with the origins of this album project, the 'Village Green Preservation Society' album.
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[64] .It was greeted with almost unanimously positive reviews from both UK and US rock critics, yet failed to sell strongly.^ Whilst 'Sleepwalker' sold very well in the US, in the UK it failed to break the top 40.
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.Although only an estimated 100,000 copies sold worldwide, the album has since become The Kinks' best-selling original record.^ This album is only for Kinks discography completists.
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^ By the end of 1971, the Kinks had secured a five-album deal with RCA Records, which brought them a million dollar advance.
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^ Close How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated?
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[64][65] Several factors contributed to the album's initial commercial failure, in particular its deliberately understated production, which contrasted with the extravagant style then in vogue. .Furthermore, it did not contain a popular single; "Starstruck" was released in North America and continental Europe, but charted only in the Netherlands,[64][66] and the moderately successful "Days" was not included.^ "All Day and All of the Night," the group's fourth single, was released late in 1964 and it rose all the way to number two; in America, it hit number seven.
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^ Well, despite all that this album wasn't exactly a commercial success --- really, apart from a few singles, very little the Kinks ever did were commercial successes.
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^ It barely charted in the UK and did nothing in the US. 'Waterloo Sunset' reached number two in the singles charts and Dave Davies took the spotlight with his solo released 'Death Of A Clown'.
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.Though a commercial disappointment, Village Green (the project's original name was adopted as shorthand for the long album title) was embraced by the new underground rock press on its release in January 1969, particularly in the United States, where The Kinks began to acquire a reputation as a cult band.^ The Kinks were releasing an album about village-greens.
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^ Even though punk rockers like the Jam and the Pretenders were covering Kinks songs in the late '70s, the group was becoming more blatantly commercial with each release, culminating in the heavy rock of Low Budget (1979), which became the group's biggest American success, peaking at number 11.
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^ I found a 2-disc version of The Village Green Preservation Society the other day and even though I already have the CD, I'm going to go pick it up after I get paid tomorrow.
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[67] .In The Village Voice, a newly hired Robert Christgau called it "the best album of the year so far".[67] The underground Boston paper Fusion published a review stating, "The Kinks continue, despite the odds, the bad press and their demonstrated lot, to come across. ...^ Many call it one of their worst albums, and others call it one of the best of their 1977-1984 Artista era.
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^ Anyway, as far as the actual music here is concerned, as far as this cohesive album work is concerned, we've got The Kinks finest hour.
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^ Gazza garyhess44@hotmail.com I love this album by far my favourite of the kinks .
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Their persistence is dignified, their virtues are stoic. The Kinks are forever, only for now in modern dress."[67] The record did not escape criticism, however. In the student paper California Tech, one writer commented that it was "schmaltz rock ... without imagination, poorly arranged, and a poor copy of .The Beatles".[67] The album remains popular; in 2004, it was re-released in a 3-CD "Deluxe" edition and one of its tracks, "Picture Book", was featured in a popular Hewlett-Packard television commercial, helping to boost the album's popularity considerably.^ This album was released in 1993 when the CD format was soaring to its heights.
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^ The song—the sprightly, catchy title track of a nearly perfect album—had been composed by Ray Davies, one of rock's greatest lyricists.
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^ Anyway, Lola's a decent album, and the title track is actually one of the weaker songs on there, but their best 70s album was Soap Opera!
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[68]
Four men sitting or standing next to each other. The man furthest left gazes upwards; he wears a black leather suit. The man to the right is seated, wears black, and stares towards the left. <a name=.Behind and to the right of him stands another man, barely visible and staring straight ahead; he wears white.^ "Party Line" is a great, straight-ahead rocker that'll put you right in the mood for the album.
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Next to him, and furthest right, stands a man dressed in white; his gaze is turned towards the left of the image, and his face is viewed in profile. All men stand in front of a black background." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/07/3/6/3/40099393558146474.jpg" width="215" height="206" class="thumbimage" />
With the newly hired John Dalton in 1969. From left: Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Dalton, Mick Avory.
In early 1969, Quaife told the band he was leaving.[69] .The other members did not take his statement seriously, until an article appeared in New Musical Express on 4 April featuring Quaife's new band, Maple Oak, which he had formed without telling the rest of The Kinks.^ The band became enormously popular in America again, though not in the UK. For the most part, the Kinks' new records succeeded artistically as well as commercially, at least until they left Arista for MCA in the mid-'80s.
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^ In their first decade as a recording unit, the Kinks experimented with trad jazz, musical theater, Indian raga, and New Orleans funk.
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^ Although, did it really make any more of a pro-gay statement than, say, Uncle Milty appearing in drag.
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[69][70][71] .Ray Davies pleaded with him to return for the sessions for their upcoming album, but Quaife refused.^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
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^ Yet, repeated listens to the likes of 'Stormy Sky' and the album as a whole prove that Ray Davies hadn't entirely lost his writing chops.
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^ The song—the sprightly, catchy title track of a nearly perfect album—had been composed by Ray Davies, one of rock's greatest lyricists.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

[72] Davies immediately called up John Dalton, who had filled in for Quaife in the past, as a replacement. .Dalton remained with the group until 1977, when the album Sleepwalker was released.^ Kinks Klassik, 'Sleepwalker' remains an emminently listenable and pleasurable album experience on the whole.
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^ I suppose this album is slightly inferior to 1977's Sleepwalker whose songs were sweeter and not so repetitive.
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^ Compare this to practically any other album ever released by any rock group, and I hope you'll learn that this *is* among the elite.
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[72]
.Ray Davies travelled to Los Angeles, California, in April 1969 to help negotiate an end to the American Federation of Musicians' ban on the group, opening up an opportunity for them to return to touring in America.^ I've seen Ray Davies stand up for his brother a lot on this.
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^ I don't think of things in 50 year contexts, though the 60s were open for discussion as Ray Davies released at least four fine albums within it.
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[73] The group's management quickly made plans for a North American tour, to help restore their standing in the US pop music scene.[74] .Before their return to the United States, The Kinks recorded another album, Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire).^ Arthur: Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire is undoubtedly one of the great Kinks albums and one of the finest albums from 1969.
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^ Read the track reviews and reader comments: Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire .
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^ Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire (1969) .
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[75] .As with the previous two albums, Arthur was grounded in characteristically English lyrical and musical hooks.^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Still, 'Arthur' may have pleased then long-term Kinks fans, because it has a little more bite about it musically than the two albums preceeding it.
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^ The lyrical matter is rich and diverse, and Arthur counts as an album that I paid more attention to the lyrics than I usually do.
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[75] .A modest commercial success, it was well received by American music critics.^ Well, despite all that this album wasn't exactly a commercial success --- really, apart from a few singles, very little the Kinks ever did were commercial successes.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ A well deserved American commercial breakthrough arrives with an album that sounds nothing like the groups finest 60s moments.
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^ So by underrated you mean: limited commercial success with the albums, and they didn't make it in America for reasons that were more circumstantial than musical.
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[4][75] .Conceived as the score for a proposed but unrealised television drama, much of the album revolved around themes from the Davies brothers' childhood; their sister Rosie, who had migrated to Australia in the early 1960s with her husband, Arthur Anning, the album's namesake; and life growing up during the Second World War.^ Working under the presumption that a return to simple rock demanded a simple theme, Davies constructed the album as a nostalgic trip through childhood, reviving '50s rock & roll (including the occasional doo wop harmony) for the album's foundation, then turning the amps up high.
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^ Ask Paul McCartney to come up with a bunch of songs at such short notice and you get 'Wild Life' by Wings, so don't blame Ray, or The Kinks, for the fact this album isn't the best in the world ever.
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^ But surprisingly, those pounding drums seem to work, and it ends up constituting the album's second-best work.
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[75][76] .The Kinks embarked on their tour of the US in October 1969.[74] The tour fell apart as the group struggled to find cooperative promoters and interested audiences; many of the scheduled concert dates were cancelled.^ That brings us to the reason why many Kinks fans hate this album.
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^ As if rushed out to capitalize on the interest The Kinks had received in the US thanks to 'Muswell Hillbillies'.
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.The band did, however, manage to play a few major underground venues such as Fillmore East and Whisky A Go Go.^ Trying to sound both punk and disco was always going to be tricky, but The Kinks just about manage it, remarkably and far better than The Stones ever did.
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[77]
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.The band added keyboardist John Gosling to their line-up in early 1970.[79] Until then, Nicky Hopkins, along with Ray, had done most of the session work on keyboards.^ It was never gonna be a single that could rival the likes of Sweet, who were absolutely awful for the most part, but then, I think Ray had given up all of that.
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^ The most extraordinary band ever, and I think Ray's talent fully matched Bod Dylan's on your side of the pond.
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^ Along with 'You Really Got Me', the other song here that shows, even at this early stage, that Ray Davies was a great writer, is 'Stop Your Sobbing'.
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.In May 1970, Gosling debuted with The Kinks on "Lola", an account of a confused romantic encounter with a transvestite, that became both a UK and US Top 10 hit, helping return The Kinks to the public eye.^ Very similar to the idea and tone of Paul McCartney's Ballroom Dancing, it was a Top 10 hit single in the United States, one of their most successful singles.
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^ Whilst 'Sleepwalker' sold very well in the US, in the UK it failed to break the top 40.
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^ The best song here for me isn't the huge hit song 'Lola', but rather the storming 'This Time Tomorrow', a gem in The Kinks entire catalogue.
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[79][80] The lyrics originally contained the word "Coca-Cola", and as a result the BBC refused to broadcast the song, considering it to be in violation of their policy against product placement.[79] .Part of the song was hastily re-recorded by Ray Davies, with the offending line changed to the generic "cherry cola".[79] The accompanying album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One was released in November 1970. It was a critical and commercial success, charting in the Top 40 in America, making it their most successful album since the mid-1960s.^ It is also one of the most infectious recordings of the last 40 years.
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^ Ray Davies was also a great song-writer.
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^ Ray Davies spilled out his feelings of rejection on Lola Versus Powerman.
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[81][82] .After the success of "Lola", the band went on to release Percy in 1971, a soundtrack album to a film of the same name about a penis transplant.^ If another band came up with this album, I would have been nicer to it (but I like to think I would have given it the same score).
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^ When the band released arguably their last classic album Muswell Hillbillies in 1971, the concurrent release of yet another Kinks single compilation easily outsold it.
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^ Release more albums than the band have actually produced!
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[83] The majority of the album consisted of instrumentals, and did not receive positive reviews.[83] The band's US label, Reprise, declined to release it in America, precipitating a major dispute that contributed to the band's departure from that label.[83] .Directly after the release of the album, the band's contracts with Pye and Reprise expired.^ When the band released arguably their last classic album Muswell Hillbillies in 1971, the concurrent release of yet another Kinks single compilation easily outsold it.
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^ Release more albums than the band have actually produced!
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[1][83]
Five smiling men in a row, diagonal to camera angle. The man on the left (farthest to the back) has very long hair and a full beard; he wears a white T-shirt and tie-dyed pants. Next to him, Dave Davies, also with very long hair, wears reflective sunglasses, a black short-sleeved shirt, and jeans. <a name=.In the middle, Mick Avory wears an unbuttoned leather vest and white pants.^ Drummer Mick Avory also quit in the middle of the sessions, which explains why the drumming sucks so badly now.
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The man to his right wears a heavy, probably brown leather jacket with a design that is possibly Native American. .On the far right, in front, Ray Davies wears a giant paisley kerchief knotted like a tie, over a white jacket."^ 'She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina' is typically quirky Ray Davies songwriting, yet beautifully sang.
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^ Like many people, I share the view that Ray Davies was one of the prime movers when!
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^ I hope I stressed enough that Ray Davies was far from an average schmoe!
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The Kinks, ca. 1971. From left: John Gosling, Dave Davies, Mick Avory, John Dalton, Ray Davies (the band's lineup 1970–1976, 1978).
.Before the end of 1971, The Kinks signed a five-album deal with RCA Records and received a million-dollar advance, which helped fund the construction of their own recording studio, Konk.^ Id say this album is certainly worth owning, but try not to make this your first Kinks excursion.
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^ This was an album, never meant to be - butchered and assembled with little thought, by the US arm of The Kinks record company.
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^ Sleepwalker 7½ ( 1977 ) Life On The Road / Mr Big Man / Sleepwalker / Brother / *Juke Box Music / Sleepless Night / *Stormy Sky / Full Moon / Life Goes On The Kinks sign to Arista records and immediately sell more albums than they ever did whilst signed to RCA Records.
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[1][84] .Their debut for RCA, Muswell Hillbillies, was replete with country, bluegrass, and music hall influences.^ The Kinks , like The Beatles , were heavily influenced by England's music hall tradition.
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^ Hes BRITISH! Im not sure what an actual jazz/country/ragtime fan would think of Muswell Hillbillies they might hate it for all I know.
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^ 'Jukebox Music' is bouncy, catchy and uptempo and soundwise, could almost pass itself off as a 'Muswell Hillbillies' era Kinks tune.
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It is often hailed as their last great record, though it was not as successful as its predecessors.[84] .It was named after the Davies brothers' birthplace in Muswell Hill and contained songs focusing on working-class life and, again, the Davies childhood.^ Married to a Ray Davies having trouble with his personal life and quickly and prolifically writing songs as if that was the only central point of safety his life actually had.
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[84] .Muswell Hillbillies, despite positive reviews and high expectations, peaked at number 48 on the Record World chart and number 100 on the Billboard chart.^ Muswell Hillbillies is my favorite Kinks record, but The Village Green Preservation Society stands out for being so tenaciously removed from its time.
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^ Read the track reviews and reader comments: Muswell Hillbillies .
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[4][84] .It was followed in 1972 by a double album, Everybody's in Show-Biz, which consisted of both studio tracks and live numbers recorded during a two-night stand at Carnegie Hall.^ Read the track reviews and reader comments: Everybody's in Show-Biz .
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^ T his album was released during the end of whats known as the Kinks Golden Age from 1966-1972, and generally recognized as the weakest of all of them!
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^ The result is this is easily the best Kinks album since Everybody Loves Show-Biz .
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[85] .The record featured the ballad "Celluloid Heroes" and the Caribbean-themed "Supersonic Rocket Ship", their last UK Top 20 hit for more than a decade.^ Stuff I've heard live from the last two albums have been much better just acoustic or in live form than the versions on the albums - Come Dancing is great live, while stuff like Celluloid Heroes and 20th Century Man are even better.
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^ Naturally there's their hit from the album "Tired of Waiting For You," which is tons more interesting (on the composition front) than even "You Really Got Me" from their original album.
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^ 'Supersonic Rocket Ship' is the nearest this album got to a hit song, and very catchy it is too.
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[85] ."Celluloid Heroes" was a bittersweet rumination on dead Hollywood stars in which Ray Davies admits that he wishes his life were like a movie, "because celluloid heroes never feel any pain ...^ I never interviewed Ray Davies.
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^ But usually he's yelling for someone to tear those quotation marks down, even as he suspects that life as a quotation might have its own numb pleasures ("I wish my life was a nonstop Hollywood movie show/A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes/Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain/And celluloid heroes never really die").
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^ Yet, repeated listens to the likes of 'Stormy Sky' and the album as a whole prove that Ray Davies hadn't entirely lost his writing chops.
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and celluloid heroes never really die."[85][86] .The album was moderately successful in the United States, peaking at number 47 in Record World and number 70 in Billboard.^ Very similar to the idea and tone of Paul McCartney's Ballroom Dancing, it was a Top 10 hit single in the United States, one of their most successful singles.
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[4][85] .It marks the transition between the band's early 1970s rock material and the theatrical incarnation in which they immersed themselves for the next four years.^ Not only were they being greeted with poor reviews and a lukewarm response from many of his fans, but the band members themselves were resisting it.
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^ The Kinks were a popular British pop rock act of the 1960s and early 1970s, though in the USA their biggest commercial success came in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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^ Here Comes Flash is another rocking tune except they combined some theatric elements to it.
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[85]

Theatrical incarnation (1973–1976)

A grinning man stands with his arms spread wide. He bends his elbows and folds them towards his body, creating a shrug expression. He is wearing an abstract, patchwork, bathrobe-like coat, with black pants and shoes. He holds a cigar in his right hand, and wears a straw hat.
Ray Davies in character as Mr. Flash, the anti-hero of the Preservation series. Flash's rival and enemy is named Mr. Black (played by Dave during live shows), an ultra-purist and corporatist.[87]
.In 1973, Ray Davies dived headlong into the theatrical style, beginning with the rock opera Preservation, a sprawling chronicle of social revolution, and a more ambitious outgrowth of the earlier Village Green Preservation Society ethos.^ This opera would expand on themes already covered by The Village Green Preservation Society .
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^ I found a 2-disc version of The Village Green Preservation Society the other day and even though I already have the CD, I'm going to go pick it up after I get paid tomorrow.
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^ One Of The Survivors / Cricket / Money And Corruption / Here Comes Flash / *Sitting In The Midday Sun / Demolition Ray Davies, being a theatrical sort, cooked up a theatrical stage presentation of their own acclaimed 'Village Green Preservation Society' album.
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[88][89] .In conjunction with the Preservation project, The Kinks' lineup was expanded to include a horn section and female backup singers, essentially reconfiguring the group as a theatrical troupe.^ Now we reach 1974, we have a Kinks bloated with trumpet players, female backing vocalists, keyboard players, string sections, etc, etc.
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^ Believe it or not, 'Preservation Act 1' is a good, satisfying Kinks album project.
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[1][88]
.Ray's marital problems during this period began to affect the band adversely,[89] particularly after his wife, Rasa, took their children and left him in June 1973.[90] Davies went into a state of depression, culminating in a public outburst during a July gig at White City Stadium.^ Ray Davies is one of the most brilliant pop songwriters of all time (although I think they went on a major decline by the 70s as the drugs took over, just like the Beach Boys, the post-Beatles Beatles, etc.
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^ It's a gorgeous ballad that gives us another sweet glimpse into the real melodic talent of Ray Davies!
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^ I read that Ray Davies said that the problem with thier 60s albums was they were never given enough time in the studio, and that certainly comes across on that album.
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[91] According to a Melody Maker review of the concert, "Davies swore on stage. He stood at The White City and swore that he was 'F...... [sic] sick of the whole thing'. ... He was 'Sick up to here with it' ... and those that heard shook their heads. .Mick just ventured a disbelieving smile, and drummed on through 'Waterloo Sunset.^ In the words of Mark Radcliffe - if you don't like Waterloo Sunset, then you just don't like music.
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'"[92] At the show's conclusion, as pretaped music played on the sound system, he declared that he was quitting.[91][92] He subsequently collapsed after a drug overdose and was rushed to hospital.[91][93] Dave Davies later commented in an interview about the incident:
God, that was horrible. That was when Ray tried to top himself. I thought he looked a bit weird after the show—I didn't know that he'd taken a whole bloody bottle of weird-looking psychiatric pills. It was a bad time. .Ray suddenly announced that he was going to end it all—it was around that time that his first wife left him.^ Andy Holloway andrew.holloway@churchill.com Too young to hear this first time around in '68.
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^ Other early Ray Davies signs of genius include 'Just Can't Go To Sleep', easily the equal of Beatle songs penned during the time.
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^ Not that Ray was ever going to be predictable or make it easy for Kinks fans, after all, that would be too easy!
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... She'd left him and taken the kids on his birthday, just to twist the blade in a little more. ... I think he took the pills before the show. .I said to him towards the end that he was getting a bit crazy.^ It gets better toward the end when Ray delivers the cute Holiday Romance.
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I didn't know what happened—I suddenly got a phone call saying he was in the hospital. I remember going to the hospital after they'd pumped his stomach and it was bad.[94]
.With Ray Davies in a seemingly critical condition, plans were discussed for Dave to continue as frontman in a worst-case scenario.^ The warring Ray and Dave Davies were the original notorious rock'n'roll brothers .
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^ I don't think of things in 50 year contexts, though the 60s were open for discussion as Ray Davies released at least four fine albums within it.
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^ Professional rhythm section, those tasty Dave Davies guitar licks and Ray topping off this tasty recipe with his trademark lyrical proficiency and syrupy vocals.
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[94] .Ray eventually pulled through and recovered from his illness as well as his depression, but throughout the remainder of The Kinks' theatrical incarnation the band's output remained uneven, and their popularity, which had already faded, declined even more.^ As he and The Kinks were putting together this project, Ray was already writing material for another project which eventually evolved into The Kinks 'Soap Opera' album.
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^ Surprisingly, the bonus tracks are even better and (gasp) more essential and Kinks-like than the tracks that appear on the regular album.
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^ Well, would you play it to your non-kinks knowing friends as an example of what a good band they are?
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[93] John Dalton later commented that when Davies "decided to work again ... I don't think he was totally better, and he's been a different person ever since."[94]
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.Preservation Act 1 was released in late 1973 to generally poor reviews,[88][96] and its sequel, Preservation Act 2, appeared in May 1974 to a similar reception.^ Read the track reviews and reader comments: Preservation Act 2 .
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^ Read the track reviews and reader comments: Preservation Act 1 .
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^ So, he released this album, which serves as an introduction to the characters in the rock opera in Preservation Act 2 to be released a year later.
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[97] .It was the first album recorded at Konk Studio; from this point forward, virtually every Kinks studio recording was produced by Ray Davies at Konk.^ This was also his first and last release on Columbia Records, and it was also their final studio album ever.
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^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
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^ The Kinks had to record an album in a week, then, a full four days longer than they'd previously had to record an album in, which reflects the quality increase this album displays.
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[89][98] .The Kinks embarked on an ambitious US tour throughout late 1974, adapting the Preservation story for stage.^ As for 'A Soap Opera', unlike the more ambitious 'Preservation', I don't really care to get behind the story.
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.Musicologist Eric Weisbard: "[Ray] Davies expanded the Kinks into a road troupe of perhaps a dozen costumed actors, singers, and horn players. ...^ The Kinks ploughed on under the leadership of Ray Davies, more so during this period than any other, as i'm not sure the others had the gumption, or should I say the courage, to stand against some of his ideas that perhaps weren't as good as they should be.
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^ As he and The Kinks were putting together this project, Ray was already writing material for another project which eventually evolved into The Kinks 'Soap Opera' album.
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^ This is also effectively where Ray Davies seizes his control over Kinks.
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Smoother and tighter than on record, Preservation live proved funnier as well."[99]
Davies soon began another project for Granada Television, a musical called Starmaker.[100] .After a broadcast with Ray Davies in the starring role and The Kinks as both back-up band and ancillary characters, the project eventually morphed into the concept album The Kinks Present a Soap Opera, released in May 1975, in which Ray Davies fantasized about what would happen if a rock star traded places with a "normal Norman" and took a 9–5 job.^ As he and The Kinks were putting together this project, Ray was already writing material for another project which eventually evolved into The Kinks 'Soap Opera' album.
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^ The Kinks were releasing an album about village-greens.
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^ The concept of this one has something to do with a rock star who trades places with a normal person (named Norman, even) to try out an ordinary life for a change.
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[100][101] In August 1975, The Kinks recorded their final theatrical work, Schoolboys in Disgrace, a backstory biography of Preservation's capitalist overlord Mr. Flash.[102] The record was a modest success, peaking at number 45 on the Billboard charts.[4][102] .Following the termination of their contract with RCA, The Kinks signed with Arista Records in 1976. With the encouragement of Arista's management they stripped back down to a five-man core group and were reborn as an arena rock band.^ The group took another turn in 1976, when they signed with a new label, Arista, and tried to work within the genres that happened to be popular at the moment, from new wave to metallic hard rock.
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^ As blues-rock bands were formed up and down the country.
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^ As long as they were going down this hard rock route anyway, I'm thrilled they found time to come up with at least one *great* one.
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[1] .During this period, heavy metal band Van Halen achieved a Top 40 hit with a cover of "You Really Got Me" (and their subsequent debut album, Van Halen, which included the track, hit number 19 on Billboard), boosting The Kinks' commercial resurgence.^ If it was 1964 and you just bought this album right when it came on the stands, it'd be fair for you to assume that the Kinks were just a two-bit one hit wonder who accidentally made one or two great songs.
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^ Well, despite all that this album wasn't exactly a commercial success --- really, apart from a few singles, very little the Kinks ever did were commercial successes.
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^ Notably, he's beginning a slight shift away from the too-Bealtes-esque tracks that filled up their debut album!
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[103]

Return to commercial success (1977–1985)

Three people stand onstage next to each other singing. The man in the middle wears white clothes and on either side is a woman wearing black.
Ray Davies and backup singers, at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 29 April 1977
John Dalton left the band before finishing the sessions for the debut Arista album. Andy Pyle was brought in to complete the sessions and to play on the subsequent tour.[1] Sleepwalker, released in 1977, marked a return to success for the group as it peaked at number 21 on the Billboard chart.[4][104] .Soon after its release and the recording of its followup, Misfits, Andy Pyle and keyboardist John Gosling left the group to work together on a separate project.^ They left the Artista label soon after, so I suppose they just assumed released it instead of shelving it for a year or so.
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[105] Dalton returned to complete the tour and ex-Pretty Things keyboardist Gordon John Edwards joined the band.[103] .In May 1978, Misifts, The Kinks' second Arista album, was released.^ So, let's see what is on this bastard US Kinks album release, shall we?
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^ Still, 'Arthur' may have pleased then long-term Kinks fans, because it has a little more bite about it musically than the two albums preceeding it.
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^ I am writing to you from the position of a relative Kinks novice (at least as far as albums go) and would appreciate any advice you may have on where is the best place to start with them.
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.It included the US Top 40 hit "A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy",[103] which helped make the record another success for the band.^ Rock 'N' Roll fantasy was one of the chosen ones, and it is much nicer hearing it with a build-up that doesn't sound so damn clumsy.
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^ Whilst 'Sleepwalker' sold very well in the US, in the UK it failed to break the top 40.
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^ Making it worse, they ripped off another Rolling Stones riff, but somehow they weren't able to make anything lively out of it.
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Dalton left the band permanently at the end of their UK tour, and Gordon John Edwards soon followed. .Ex-Argent bassist Jim Rodford joined the band before the recording of Low Budget, on which Ray Davies played the keyboard sections.^ Professional rhythm section, those tasty Dave Davies guitar licks and Ray topping off this tasty recipe with his trademark lyrical proficiency and syrupy vocals.
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^ Low Budget may not have the depth of, say, Arthur or Village Green , but it's a terrifically entertaining testament to their skills as a professional rock band and Davies ' savvy as a commercial songwriter.
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^ The Davies brothers, bass guitarist Jim Rodford , drummer Mick Avory , and guest keyboardists Ian Gibbons and Nick Newell recorded One for the Road at several concerts in 1979 and 1980.
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Former Life keyboardist Ian Gibbons was recruited for the subsequent tour, and soon become a permanent member of the group. .Despite the personnel changes, the popularity of the band's records and live shows continued to grow.^ Still, the live record is just a bonus, no matter how fun it is, since the travelogue of the first record is where the heart of Everybody's in Show-Biz lies.
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.Beginning in the late 1970s, New Wave bands like The Jam ("David Watts"), The Pretenders ("Stop Your Sobbing"), and The Knack ("The Hard Way") recorded successful covers of Kinks songs, which helped to promote the group's new releases.^ It's hard to deny that there hasn't ever been anything like "David Watts."
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^ The simple "Stop Your Sobbing" would eventually be covered by the Pretenders .
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^ Makes a change from inspiring punk/new wave groups like The Jam and The Pretenders, doesn't it?
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[1][2] .The hard rock sound of Low Budget, released in 1979, helped make it the group's second gold album and highest charting original album in America, where it peaked at number 11.[1][2][4] In 1980, the group's third live album, One for the Road, was produced, along with a video of the same title, bringing the group's concert-drawing power to a peak that would last into 1983.[1][2] Dave Davies also took advantage of the group's improved commercial standing to fulfill his decade-long ambitions to release albums of his solo work.^ Remix original on Low Budget .
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^ This sound, as it turns out, produced the first hard rock song.
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^ The group took another turn in 1976, when they signed with a new label, Arista, and tried to work within the genres that happened to be popular at the moment, from new wave to metallic hard rock.
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The first was the eponymous Dave Davies in 1980. It was also known by its catalogue number "AFL1-3603" because of its cover art, which depicted Dave Davies as a leather-jacketed piece of price-scanning barcode. He produced another, less successful, solo album in 1981, Glamour.[106][107]
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.The next Kinks album, Give the People What They Want, was released in late 1981 and reached number 15 in the US.[108] The record attained gold status and featured the UK hit single "Better Things" as well as "Destroyer", a major Mainstream Rock hit for the group.^ So, let's see what is on this bastard US Kinks album release, shall we?
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^ A beatles album was an event, a kinks album was, invariably, not as good as the single a and b sides they were releasing.
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^ I remember when Emo was starting to become mainstream around 2000-2001, I read this one website claiming that the Emo trend was officially over in 1996 and none of the musicians recorded anything, so tough shit to all of us "normal" people who wanted to listen to the style.
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[4][108] .To promote the album, The Kinks spent the end of 1981 and most of 1982 touring relentlessly,[2] and played multiple sell-out concerts throughout Australia, Japan, England, and America.^ Easily the most krafted and konsistent Kinks album, all told!!
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^ An album that takes another Kinks view of England, that of the English countryside.
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^ It was also a hit song in America, The Kinks ban there had ended and that ending would create a beginning, eg, the direction The Kinks would take through good parts of the seventies.
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[109] .The tour culminated with a performance at the US Festival in San Bernardino, California, for a crowd of 205,000.[110] In spring 1983, the song "Come Dancing" became their biggest American hit since "Tired of Waiting for You", peaking at number six.^ Come Dancing is the song that everyone remembers who was around in the early '80s and liked contemporary pop music.
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^ 'All Day And All Of The Night' was furious, biting, aggressive - easily the match of their world-wide number one hit, 'You Really Got Me'.
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^ Naturally there's their hit from the album "Tired of Waiting For You," which is tons more interesting (on the composition front) than even "You Really Got Me" from their original album.
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[4] .It also became the group's first Top 20 hit in the UK since 1972, peaking at number 12 in the charts.^ Songs on this album Dates indicate month of a song's peak position on top 100 singles charts .
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^ I know a rock band that has had over 60 chart hits in the UK-- more than any other rock group in history - yet they selflessly plod on without merit or acclaim.
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[111] .The accompanying album, State of Confusion, was another commercial success, reaching number 12 in the US, but, like all of the group's albums since 1967, it failed to chart in the UK.[112] Another single released from the record, "Don't Forget to Dance", became a US top 30 hit, and minor UK chart entry.^ The album starts with the very minor hit Do it Again.
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^ A beatles album was an event, a kinks album was, invariably, not as good as the single a and b sides they were releasing.
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^ In fact, considering all The Kinks' albums have had a concept of some sort, this is their first non-concept album since 1966's The Kink Kontroversy .
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[4]
A man stands onstage with a guitar strapped across his chest. It hangs limp and unused, as he is focusing on singing into a microphone directly in front of him, which he grasps with his left hand. He wears a black-and-white, vertically striped suit.
Ray Davies in Brussels, 1985, as the group's popularity began to dwindle
.The Kinks' second wave of popularity remained at a peak with State of Confusion, but that success soon begin to fade, a trend that also affected their British rock contemporaries The Rolling Stones and The Who at the time.^ "As melodic and musically innovative as The Beatles, yet as dark and aggressively provocative as The Rolling Stones, the '60s Kinks covered all bases.
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^ I always think of "Rock n' Roll" as an umbrella term That's why Tiger Woods will soon be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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^ Iggy Pop should take pride that he's not in the Rock & Roll hall fame considering who is.
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[111][113][114] .During the second half of 1983, Ray Davies started work on an ambitious solo film project, Return to Waterloo, about a London commuter who daydreams that he is a serial murderer.^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
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^ The so called British invasion of the US in '64-65 directly impacted swinging London and the Brits got confident about who they were and where they came from.
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^ However it was certainly the start of a very productive period for the kinks , where davies and his music began to develop seriously .
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[115][116] The film gave actor Tim Roth a significant early role.[116] Davies' commitment to writing, directing, and scoring the new work caused tension in his relationship with his brother.[117] .Another problem was the stormy end of the relationship between Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde.^ Yet, repeated listens to the likes of 'Stormy Sky' and the album as a whole prove that Ray Davies hadn't entirely lost his writing chops.
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^ There's a six-minute song toward the end called Hatred (A Duet), which chronicles the famous infighting between Ray and Dave.
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^ Ray Davies love of simmpler times - In the hallway, in anticipation, He didnt know the night would end up in frustration.
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[118] .The old feud between Dave Davies and drummer Mick Avory also re-ignited.^ The band underwent many line-up changes but always at the core were Ray Davies , his younger brother Dave Davies on lead guitar and drummer Mick Avory, who left after all in 1984.
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^ "Situation vacant" is such a classic of it's time, Mick Avory being such a super steady drummer.
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^ Brothers Dave and Ray Davies , bass guitarist Jim Rodford , drummer Mick Avory , and guest keyboardists Ian Gibbons and Nick Newell recorded One for the Road at several concerts in 1979 and 1980.
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Davies eventually refused to work with Avory,[118] and called for him to be replaced by Bob Henrit, former drummer of Argent (of which Jim Rodford had also been a member).[118] Avory left the band, and Henrit was brought in to take his place. .Ray Davies, who was still on amiable terms with Avory, invited him to manage Konk Studios.^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
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^ Mr Ray Davies still saw fit to turn in a further concept album to a by now totally exasperated RCA Records, who soon in turn, saw fit to let The Kinks go.
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^ So, Ray Davies arrives in the studio and is told to pen an entire albums worth of songs, with next to no notice at all.
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.Avory accepted, and continued to serve as a producer and occasional contributor on later Kinks albums.^ Whilst The Kinks produced a wealth of classics during the Sixties, and this album doesn't quite match that strike-rate, there is no filler.
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^ So, he released this album, which serves as an introduction to the characters in the rock opera in Preservation Act 2 to be released a year later.
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[118]
.Between the completion of Return to Waterloo and Avory's departure, the band had begun work on Word of Mouth, their final Arista album, released in November 1984. As a result it features Avory on three tracks,[118] and a drum machine on the rest.^ Read the track reviews and reader comments: Word of Mouth .
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^ They had just switched labels, to MCA, who were probably afraid they would churn out another awful-sounding album like Word of Mouth .
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^ While this isn't a perfect album by any means, it's a definite improvement over Word of Mouth (an album that I seemed to hate more than most reviewers).
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[119] .Many of the songs had already appeared as solo recordings on Ray Davies' Return to Waterloo soundtrack album.^ Ray Davies was also a great song-writer.
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^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
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^ Along with that new mentality, Ray Davies was left to do little else but concentrate on the songs .
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[115] .Word of Mouth's lead track, "Do it Again", was released as a single in April 1985. It reached number 41 in the US, the band's last entry into the Billboard Hot 100.[119] Coinciding with the album's release, the first three books on The Kinks were published.^ So, let's see what is on this bastard US Kinks album release, shall we?
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^ This was also his first and last release on Columbia Records, and it was also their final studio album ever.
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^ Sadly it was the last great album by the band.
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[120] The Kinks: The Official Biography, by Jon Savage, drew on extensive interviews with members of the band. .Ray Davies had even helped Savage and his agent set up the book deal.^ I won't accept anything from Ray Davies that can be considered even remotely bland.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Along with 'You Really Got Me', the other song here that shows, even at this early stage, that Ray Davies was a great writer, is 'Stop Your Sobbing'.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Ray Davies love of simmpler times - In the hallway, in anticipation, He didnt know the night would end up in frustration.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

.However, shortly before the publication date, he tried three times to halt its release.^ However, the record company wanted them to come up with an album quicker, and Ray hadn't time to finish these three LPs.
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The Observer reported that "first was an objection to the text, even though the singer had approved it earlier. ... Then there came a threatened injunction ... because of objections to some of the photographs. Then there was a curious demand [for a] £50,000 permission fee for quoting some lyrics."[120] The threats were dismissed, and publication went forward.[120] .Appearing soon after were The Kinks Kronikles, by rock critic John Mendelsohn, who had compiled and written the liner notes to a similarly titled compilation album released in 1972; and The Kinks—The Sound And The Fury (The Kinks—A Mental Institution in the US), by Johnny Rogan.^ Remix original on The Kink Kronikles (compilation) .
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^ That brings us to the reason why many Kinks fans hate this album.
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^ This album not only marks the Kinks at the beginning of their peak years (from 1966-1972), but it also marks the beginning of Brit-pop.
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[121]

Decline in popularity and split (1986–1996)

.In early 1986, the group signed with MCA Records in the United States and London Records in the UK.[7][119] Their first album for the new labels, Think Visual, released later that year, was a moderate success, peaking at number 81 on the Billboard albums chart.^ This was also his first and last release on Columbia Records, and it was also their final studio album ever.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Very similar to the idea and tone of Paul McCartney's Ballroom Dancing, it was a Top 10 hit single in the United States, one of their most successful singles.
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^ Albums by The Kinks - Rate Your Music rym find lists charts community log in / sign up Artist .
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[4][7][122] .Songs like the ballad "Lost and Found" and "Working at the Factory" concerned blue-collar life on an assembly line, while the title track was an attack on the very MTV video culture from which the band had profited earlier in the decade.^ The title track is an amazing song with a great message, it best reflects the albums theme.I also have to say that phenomenal cat is very underrated, it almost sounds like something Syd Barret would write.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ After that, there's the lesser Rush Hour Blues, a choppy albeit enjoyable boogie rock song that could have used more life.
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^ I like many of these songs while loving very few of them.
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[123] .The Kinks followed Think Visual in 1987 with another live album, The Road, which was a mediocre commercial and critical performer.^ As he and The Kinks were putting together this project, Ray was already writing material for another project which eventually evolved into The Kinks 'Soap Opera' album.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Another One for the Road [live at Palladium, New York 1980] .
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^ If another band came up with this album, I would have been nicer to it (but I like to think I would have given it the same score).
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

[4] .In 1989, The Kinks released UK Jive, a commercial failure, only making a momentary entry into the album charts at number 122.[4] MCA Records ultimately dropped them, leaving The Kinks scrambling to find a label deal for the first time in over a quarter of a century.^ MCA knew that and promptly dropped them from their label after only two albums.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ As he and The Kinks were putting together this project, Ray was already writing material for another project which eventually evolved into The Kinks 'Soap Opera' album.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ It's a goofy thing that could explain another reason why The Kinks broke up (if constantly getting dropped by labels wasn't enough).
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Longtime keyboardist Ian Gibbons left the group and was replaced by Mark Haley.[124]
.In 1990, their first year of eligibility, The Kinks were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.^ I always think of "Rock n' Roll" as an umbrella term That's why Tiger Woods will soon be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

^ Iggy Pop should take pride that he's not in the Rock & Roll hall fame considering who is.
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^ 'Come On Now' plugs The Kinks back into their rawness, rock and roll, guitar sound.
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[2] Mick Avory and Pete Quaife were present for the award.[2][124] The induction, however, did not resuscitate The Kinks' stalled career. .A compilation from the MCA Records period was produced in 1991, titled Lost & Found (1986-1989).^ Lost & Found (1986-89) .
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.It was primarily released to fulfill contractual obligations, and marked the official end of the group's relationship with MCA.[7] The band then signed with Columbia Records and released the five-song EP Did Ya in 1991 which, despite being coupled with a new studio re-recording of the band's 1968 British hit "Days", failed to chart.^ A hit song with a reggae beat in 1968.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

^ This was also his first and last release on Columbia Records, and it was also their final studio album ever.
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^ I know a rock band that has had over 60 chart hits in the UK-- more than any other rock group in history - yet they selflessly plod on without merit or acclaim.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[4][7]
.The Kinks reverted to a four-piece band for the recording of their first Columbia album, Phobia, in 1993.[124][125] Following Mark Haley's departure after the band's sellout performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Gibbons rejoined The Kinks for a US tour.^ This was also his first and last release on Columbia Records, and it was also their final studio album ever.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, considering all The Kinks' albums have had a concept of some sort, this is their first non-concept album since 1966's The Kink Kontroversy .
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ A now legendary incident resulted in The Kinks being unable to directly promote their material in the US. It may just be coincidence that The Kinks turned towards their 'englishness' for 'Face To Face' and the string of albums that followed, but then again, perhaps not.
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[124] .Phobia managed only one week in the US Billboard chart at number 166;[4][124] as had by then become usual for the band, it made no impression in the UK.[125] One single, "Only a Dream", narrowly failed to reach the British chart.^ Apeman is an especially noted highlight that also charted well as a single in the UK. Its an alluring combination between The Kinks established Brit-pop style and tropicana.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ I think Alan's right, the Kinks albums have become underrated by the general populace, they are known as the stereotypical singles band.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Access that other bands could only dream of.
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."Scattered", the album's final candidate for release as a single, was announced, followed by TV and radio promotion, but the record was unavailable in stores—several months later a small number appeared on the collector market.^ A beatles album was an event, a kinks album was, invariably, not as good as the single a and b sides they were releasing.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ The final number gets the tempo and blood flowing, a fantastic way to close, all happy and very definitely the way to close this album.
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^ 'Village Green' had suffered from a lack of promotion thanks in part to Ray changing his mind about the original track-listing, thus delaying the release of the album.
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[125] .The group was dropped by Columbia in 1994.[125] In the same year, the band released the first version of the album To the Bone on their own Konk label in the UK. This live acoustic album was partly recorded on the highly successful UK tours of 1993 and 1994 and partly in the Konk studio, before a small, invited audience.^ So, the group financed their acoustic greatest-hits record To the Bone themselves, releasing it on the U.K. independent label Grapevine.
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^ This was also his first and last release on Columbia Records, and it was also their final studio album ever.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Stuff I've heard live from the last two albums have been much better just acoustic or in live form than the versions on the albums - Come Dancing is great live, while stuff like Celluloid Heroes and 20th Century Man are even better.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[126] .Two years later the band released a new, improved, live double CD set in the USA, which retained the same name and contained two new studio tracks, "Animal" and "To The Bone". The CD set also featured new treatments of many old Kinks hits.^ [The CD was also released with bonus tracks.
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^ [The American version of To the Bone , released over a year later on Capitol's Guardian subsidiary, is a double-disc set.
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^ Give The Kinks a lot of credit for Low Budget, is a dumb, guitar heavy rocker, and it makes them sound like the new and improved Kiss.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

[126] The record drew respectable press but failed to chart in either the US or the UK.[4][126]
The band's profile rose considerably in the mid-1990s, primarily as a result of the "Britpop" boom.[1][126] .Several of the most prominent bands of the decade cited The Kinks as a major influence.^ The gritty, raw enthusiasm of their early songs, such as "You Really Got Me" , has been cited as major influence on both Punk music and Heavy Metal.
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^ I don't think the Kinks are really underrated, but they're certainly much less overrated than most of the other "classic" 60s bands.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ And as you say at the end of your piece, it is well known that they were massive influences on the 2 most successful bands of the 90s.
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.Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Oasis chief songwriter Noel Gallagher both described The Kinks as having a major impact on their songwriting as well as their overall development as musical artists.^ However it was certainly the start of a very productive period for the kinks , where davies and his music began to develop seriously .
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^ Albums by The Kinks - Rate Your Music rym find lists charts community log in / sign up Artist .
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^ While I don't care much for derivative songwriting (especially from Davies), I do recognize and appreciate that he was seemingly paying closer attention to developing the melodies and music.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

.Gallagher declared The Kinks the fifth best band of all time.^ The Kinks are truly the best English band.
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^ The Kinks are one of the most underrated bands of all time.
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^ For me, 'Something Else' encapsulates all that's best of all the more reflective, romantic sides of The Kinks up and until this stage.
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[127] Despite such accolades, the group's commercial viability continued to decline.[1] .They gradually became less active, leading Ray and Dave Davies to pursue their own interests.^ The band underwent many line-up changes but always at the core were Ray Davies , his younger brother Dave Davies on lead guitar and drummer Mick Avory, who left after all in 1984.
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^ Ray and his brother Dave—the group's lead guitarist and an important architect of its sound—have since enjoyed low-profile but impressive solo careers.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

^ Say what you want about Ray Davies' songwriting, but the worst of this lot was written by brother Dave.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

.Each released an autobiography; Ray's X-Ray was published in early 1995, and Dave responded with his memoir Kink, published a year later.^ I don't think of things in 50 year contexts, though the 60s were open for discussion as Ray Davies released at least four fine albums within it.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Two years later, Ray's concept is fully fledged, 'Village Green' is joined by the title song and 13 other pieces of escapism and story-telling.
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^ So, he released this album, which serves as an introduction to the characters in the rock opera in Preservation Act 2 to be released a year later.
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[128] .The Kinks gave their last public performance in mid-1996,[125] and the group assembled for what would turn out to be their last time together at a party for Dave's 50th birthday.^ Although The Kinks have broken up and reformed several times in their career, and a future reunion cannot be ruled out, 1996 can be marked as the last date that The Kinks played as a band.
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^ Carkner beat the living crap out of Colton Orr last time they met.
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^ A song such as 'Little Miss Queen Of Darkness' would be an all-time highlight of many groups careers.
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Kinks chronicler and historian Doug Hinman stated, "The symbolism of the event was impossible to overlook. .The party was held at the site of the brothers' very first musical endeavour, the Clissold Arms pub, across the street from their childhood home on Fortis Green in North London."^ 'Gotta Get The First Plane Home' is raw as can be, rough but manages to be very ready thanks to The Kinks way with a simple, addictive guitar riff.
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[129]

Solo work and potential reunion (1997–present)

A man, wearing blue, plays an electric guitar and gazes down on the ground.
Dave Davies at the Dakota Creek Roadhouse, 2002
.The band members subsequently focused on solo projects, and Ray and Dave released their own studio albums.^ As he and The Kinks were putting together this project, Ray was already writing material for another project which eventually evolved into The Kinks 'Soap Opera' album.
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^ The theme for the album lyrically was the area Ray and Dave grew up in, Muswell, London.
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^ 'Village Green' had suffered from a lack of promotion thanks in part to Ray changing his mind about the original track-listing, thus delaying the release of the album.
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[128] .Talk of a Kinks reunion circulated (including an aborted studio reunion of the original band members in 1999), but neither Ray nor Dave Davies showed significant interest in playing together again.^ The Kinks are one of my all time favorite bands (next to Family Fodder, Syd Barrett and late-era Talk Talk).
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^ I have already mentioned this in previous Kinks reviews, but the whole Brit-pop movement in the '90s owes everything to Ray Davies.
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^ This is also effectively where Ray Davies seizes his control over Kinks.
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[125] .Meanwhile, former members John Gosling, John Dalton, and Mick Avory had regrouped in 1994 and started performing on the oldies circuit along with guitar-player/singer Dave Clarke as The Kast Off Kinks.^ The band underwent many line-up changes but always at the core were Ray Davies , his younger brother Dave Davies on lead guitar and drummer Mick Avory, who left after all in 1984.
  • Albums by The Kinks - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Dave gets to play a guitar solo and The Kinks sound utterly dignified throughout.
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^ Dave remembers that he's a guitar player, and judging from his playing on this one LP alone, we can deduce he's a 'not bad at all' lead guitar player.
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[130]
.Ray Davies came out with the solo album Storyteller, a companion piece to X-Ray, in 1998. Originally written two years earlier as a cabaret-style show, it celebrated his old band and his estranged brother.^ But this album is pretty pathetic for Ray Davies, who had previously proved time and time again that he's not some two-bit pop star.
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^ The warring Ray and Dave Davies were the original notorious rock'n'roll brothers .
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I don't think of things in 50 year contexts, though the 60s were open for discussion as Ray Davies released at least four fine albums within it.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[131] .Seeing the programming possibilities in his music/dialogue/reminiscence format, the American music television network VH1 launched a series of similar projects featuring established rock artists titled VH1 Storytellers.^ "Many times, we see projects over time get overcomplicated" with feature add-ons, Habig says.

^ London and British lyrical themes are woven around musical tracks that owe a lot to American musical styles, Country Rock in particular.
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^ While this album's musical quality is similar to the triple-disc Preservation series, it's shorter...
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[131] .Dave Davies spoke favourably of a Kinks reunion in spring 2003,[132] and, as the 40th anniversary of the group's breakthrough neared, both of the Davies brothers expressed interest in working together again.^ "The warring Ray and Dave Davies were the original notorious rock'n'roll brothers" .
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Say what you want about Ray Davies' songwriting, but the worst of this lot was written by brother Dave.
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^ The warring Ray and Dave Davies were the original notorious rock'n'roll brothers .
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[133] .However, hopes for a reunion were eliminated when in June 2004 Dave suffered a stroke while exiting an elevator, temporarily impairing his ability to speak and play guitar.^ Dave remembers that he's a guitar player, and judging from his playing on this one LP alone, we can deduce he's a 'not bad at all' lead guitar player.
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^ Dave gets to play a guitar solo and The Kinks sound utterly dignified throughout.
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[134] .Following Dave's recovery, The Kinks were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in November 2005, with all four of the original band members in attendance.^ I always think of "Rock n' Roll" as an umbrella term That's why Tiger Woods will soon be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

^ The Kinks for me, far more than any other bands playing at that time were able to tap into peoples lives and imagination and if your old enough and can look deep enough into your subconscious musical liberary, you will realise just how influential they have been to many bands over the past four decades.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ The Kinks are one of my all time favorite bands (next to Family Fodder, Syd Barrett and late-era Talk Talk).
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

.The award was presented by The Who's guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend, a longtime Kinks fan and friend of Ray Davies.^ Ray Davies is a great songwriter.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ 'She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina' is typically quirky Ray Davies songwriting, yet beautifully sang.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ This is also effectively where Ray Davies seizes his control over Kinks.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

[135] .The induction helped fuel sales for the group; in August 2007, a re-entry of The Ultimate Collection, a compilation of material spanning the band's career, reached number 32 on the UK Top 100 album chart and number one on the UK Indie album chart.^ Top 100 Albums .
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ I know a rock band that has had over 60 chart hits in the UK-- more than any other rock group in history - yet they selflessly plod on without merit or acclaim.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In my opinion, it's in the top 5 albums of the 80s, one of the most underrated of all time and matches bands like Kraftwerk at their best quality.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

[136]
A man sits on a stool, smiling and facing the camera while playing guitar. He wears brown, and the background behind him is black.
Ray Davies performing in Ottawa, 2008
.In an interview with BBC Radio 4 on 29 September 2008, Ray Davies said that the band could soon reunite.^ Ray Davies , the driving creative energy behind The Kinks, could sometimes boil over with frustration, reportedly one reason, combined with a general u...
  • Albums by The Kinks - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Davies does suffer from the dodgy session musician band thing and a slapdash approach to production - he could do with a Stephen Street type.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I guess nobody could stop the ever-determined Ray Davies in his ambitions to produce the greatest rock opera in the '70s.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

.He declared that he wouldn't participate in a reunited Kinks that were a nostalgia act, and explained, "There is a desire to do it.^ It really is a shame the album was split into two acts, one double album containing the best of the two albums would really be right up there with The Kinks best.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Maybe there's been a sudden surge in Kinks album sales, I wouldn't really know.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The thing that would make me decide 'yes' or 'no' would be whether or not we could do new songs."^ 'Stormy Sky' for instance, all edges have been softened to the point where the song could washover you without making an impression.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ As long as Ray's insisting on writing these sorts of songs, the least he could do is make them catchy and fun...
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

He added that the main barrier to the band getting back together was his brother's condition following his stroke.[134] .In November 2008, Ray Davies told the BBC that the band was beginning to write new material for a possible reunion, but failed to detail which members were involved.^ Along with that new mentality, Ray Davies was left to do little else but concentrate on the songs .
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Ray Davies went out of his way NOT to write a deliberate hit song.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ As he and The Kinks were putting together this project, Ray was already writing material for another project which eventually evolved into The Kinks 'Soap Opera' album.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[137] Other members of the band, however, have expressed no desire for a reunion. Dave Davies stated in one interview that "it would be like a bad remake of Night of the Living Dead." He added that "Ray has been doing Karaoke Kinks shows since 1996."[138] In June 2009, Ray Davies told the Independent that the group had rehearsed and even written new material together, but an official reunion was unlikely. .He said, "I will continue to play with ex-band members like Mick Avory from time to time.^ "We haven't had a lot of time to practice this month because we play so many games," said Martin.
  • Canadiens work out the kinks | Habs Inside/Out 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC habsinsideout.com [Source type: General]

With Dave, a lot of it is psychological. I’ll guide him in, and coerce and nurture him, and when the time is right I suppose I’ll even shout at him again."[139] .In December 2009, Ray Davies spoke again about the possibility of reuniting with his brother.^ Say what you want about Ray Davies' songwriting, but the worst of this lot was written by brother Dave.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

"I suggested he do some low-key shows to see how well he can play. If we're going to play together again, we can't hit the road straight away with a big-time announcement. ... .But, if Dave feels good about it and there's good new material that we can write, it'll happen."^ There's a good reason for this, the material isn't as good.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[140]

Legacy

.The Kinks are recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the 1960s.^ The best (and definitely the most interesting) tracks are the ones that are in the proto-classic Kinks vein such as "I'm On an Island" and the ballad "Ring the Bell."
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ It obviously stemmed from one of the many compilations that included all the laymans kinks tunes that still rock the heart.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Biography [ show full bio ] The Kinks were a popular British pop rock act of the 1960s and early 1970s, though in the USA their biggest commercial success came in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Albums by The Kinks - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

[1][2] Stephen Thomas Erlewine called The Kinks "one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion,"[1] and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website states that "Ray Davies is almost indisputably rock's most literate, witty and insightful songwriter."[2] Artists influenced by The Kinks include punk rock groups such as the Ramones,[141] The Clash,[142] and The Jam, new wave and heavy metal acts like The Pretenders and Van Halen, and modern Britpop groups such as Oasis, Blur, and Pulp.[1] .Pete Townshend, guitarist with The Kinks' contemporaries The Who, was particularly influenced by the group's sound: "The Kinks were ...^ The Kinks just invented The Who and a kick-ass guitar sound.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

quintessentially English. .I always think that Ray Davies should one day be poet laureate.^ Like many people, I share the view that Ray Davies was one of the prime movers when!
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Ray Davies , the driving creative energy behind The Kinks, could sometimes boil over with frustration, reportedly one reason, combined with a general u...
  • Albums by The Kinks - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't think of things in 50 year contexts, though the 60s were open for discussion as Ray Davies released at least four fine albums within it.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

He invented a new kind of poetry and a new kind of language for pop writing that influenced me from the very, very, very beginning."[143] .Musicologist Joe Harrington too notes that The Kinks were influential in the development of hard rock and heavy metal music: "'You Really Got Me', 'All Day and All of the Night' and 'I Need You' were predecessors of the whole three-chord genre ...^ All Day and All of the Night dir.
  • The Kinks - The Rock Hard Times 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

^ All Day and All of the Night (December, 1964) .
  • CoolStreams Internet Radio - The Kinks 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC musicsojourn.com [Source type: General]

^ It's a shame that version is hard to come by these days, but that's the version real Kinks fans need .
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

the Kinks did a lot to help turn rock 'n' roll (Jerry Lee Lewis) into rock (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, the Stooges)."[141]

Charts, sales certifications, and recognition

.The Kinks had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart.^ Apeman is an especially noted highlight that also charted well as a single in the UK. Its an alluring combination between The Kinks established Brit-pop style and tropicana.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Very similar to the idea and tone of Paul McCartney's Ballroom Dancing, it was a Top 10 hit single in the United States, one of their most successful singles.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Songs on this album Dates indicate month of a song's peak position on top 100 singles charts .
  • CoolStreams Internet Radio - The Kinks 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC musicsojourn.com [Source type: General]

.Nine of their albums charted in the Top 40.[7] In the UK, the group had seventeen Top 20 singles along with five Top 10 albums.^ Apeman is an especially noted highlight that also charted well as a single in the UK. Its an alluring combination between The Kinks established Brit-pop style and tropicana.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Very similar to the idea and tone of Paul McCartney's Ballroom Dancing, it was a Top 10 hit single in the United States, one of their most successful singles.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Whilst 'Sleepwalker' sold very well in the US, in the UK it failed to break the top 40.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[8] .The RIAA has certified four of The Kinks' albums as gold records.^ This was an album, never meant to be - butchered and assembled with little thought, by the US arm of The Kinks record company.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Overall, four Kinks albums were released during 1965.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ And considering the subdued performances and the detailed instrumentations, it's not surprising that the record feels more like a Ray Davies solo project than a Kinks album.
  • The Kinks Album - Ask.com 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

Greatest Hits!, released in 1965, was certified gold for sales of $1,000,000 on 28 November, 1968—six days after the release of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, which failed to chart worldwide.[144] .The group would not receive another gold record award until 1979's Low Budget; the 1980 live album One For The Road followed soon after, and was certified gold on 8 December 1980. Give The People What They Want, released in 1981, received its certification on 25 January 1982, for sales of 500,000 copies.^ Another One for the Road [live at Palladium, New York 1980] .
  • Albums by The Kinks - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't think they are an obscure cult band at any level, but I think definitely that they have been pigeon-holed as a 'great singles band' -- nobody wants to talk abotu the albums as a whole, but rather the one or two songs off of the album.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Other groups with a song this good would structure an entire album around it, a thematic centrepiece.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[145] ASCAP, the performing-rights group, presented The Kinks with an award for "One Of The Most Played Songs Of 1983" for the hit single "Come Dancing".[120]
.The group received the Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Service to British Music",[9] and in 1990, their first year of eligibility, the original four members of The Kinks were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.^ Rock anthems were going to become a big part of the Kinks' style into the '80s, and this is the first inkling of that.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ London and British lyrical themes are woven around musical tracks that owe a lot to American musical styles, Country Rock in particular.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Nobody other than Black Sabbath invented heavy metal, because they were the first to introduce Satan into hard rock and blues music.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[2][3] The Kinks were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in November 2005.[135]

Musical style

.The Kinks initially stayed within the boundaries of genres such as R&B and blues, but soon began experimenting with louder rock and hard rock sounds—due to their pioneering of the field, they have often been labeled as "the original punks".[146][147] Dave Davies became bored with the traditonal "clean" guitar style of the period; in search of a louder, more biting sound, he famously split the speaker cone of his Elpico amplifier (nicknamed "the little green amp"): "I started to get really frustrated [with the amp's sound], and I said, 'I know!^ The then established sound of The Kinks, garage rock, 'louie louie', more of which later.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ The group took another turn in 1976, when they signed with a new label, Arista, and tried to work within the genres that happened to be popular at the moment, from new wave to metallic hard rock.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

^ The Kinks ploughed on under the leadership of Ray Davies, more so during this period than any other, as i'm not sure the others had the gumption, or should I say the courage, to stand against some of his ideas that perhaps weren't as good as they should be.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

I'll fix you!' I got a single-sided Gillette razorblade and cut ... [from the centre to the edge of the] cone ... so it was all shredded but still on there, still intact. I played and I thought it was amazing."[148] The jagged sound of the amplifier was replicated in the studio; the Elpico was plugged into a larger Vox AC30, and the resulting effect became a mainstay in The Kinks' early recordings—most notably on "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night".[1]
However, the group soon abandoned its R&B and hard rock leanings. .From 1966 onwards,[1] The Kinks came to be known for their adherence to traditions of English music and culture, during a period when many other British groups dismissed their heritage in favour of American blues, R&B, and pop styles.^ The Kinks ploughed on under the leadership of Ray Davies, more so during this period than any other, as i'm not sure the others had the gumption, or should I say the courage, to stand against some of his ideas that perhaps weren't as good as they should be.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ The Kinks were a lot more important and vital to musical culture than they were given credit for.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ However it was certainly the start of a very productive period for the kinks , where davies and his music began to develop seriously .
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[1] .Ray Davies recalled that at a distinct moment in 1965 he decided to break away from the American scene, and write more introspective and intelligent songs.^ Ray Davies was also a great song-writer.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ It's an obviously off the cuff moment of genius, as many such Ray Davies moments appear to be.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Along with 'You Really Got Me', the other song here that shows, even at this early stage, that Ray Davies was a great writer, is 'Stop Your Sobbing'.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

."I decided I was going to use words more, and say things.^ I'm not even going to use that word.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ I can't stand the thing, it's a mini musical in seven straining minutes, the entire concept of the album condensed, if that's the right word to use, into a single song.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

.I wrote 'Well Respected Man'. That was the first real word-oriented song I wrote.^ It's another memorable, catchy hard-rock song that really compliments "You Really Got Me" well.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ You Really Got Me is well known, but lesser known songs like You Gotta Run manifest the techniques found in punk rock for instance .
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The opening 'A Well Respected Man', recorded as a single, moves The Kinks forwards.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

... [I also] abandoned any attempt to Americanise my accent."[149] The Kinks' allegiance to English styles was strengthened by the ban placed on them by the American Federation of Musicians. .The ban cut them off from the American record buying public, the world's largest musical market,[1] forcing them to focus on Britain and mainland Europe.^ Their reputation as 'difficult' is what got them into trouble with Murray Kaufman and the other movers and shakers of the American scene, so much so that they were more or less forced to focus on the English market for a long time.
  • How did the Kinks' albums become so underrated? | Music | guardian.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Because all mainstream record companies are run by chickens with their heads cut off, not all versions of these Kinks albums will contain the bonus tracks!
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

.The Kinks expanded on their English sound throughout the remainder of the 1960s, fusing music hall and folk, and creating some of the most influential and important music of the period.^ The Kinks were a lot more important and vital to musical culture than they were given credit for.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ However it was certainly the start of a very productive period for the kinks , where davies and his music began to develop seriously .
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Some fine Ray Davies songs are here, most of them overlooked gems when people discuss The Kinks catalogue and legacy.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[1]
.Beginning with Everybody's In Show-biz (1972), Ray Davies began exploring theatrical concepts on the group's albums; these themes became manifest on the 1973 album Preservation Act 1 and continued through Schoolboys In Disgrace (1976).^ Schoolboys in Disgrace is still a concept album.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ This is a concept album with its theme about nostalgia preservation.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Rest assured, Schoolboys in Disgrace was the last of the concept albums.
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[1] .The Kinks found little success with these conceptual works, and reverted to a traditional rock format throughout the remainder of the 1970s.^ 'One Of The Survivors' is a highlight, a nice little rocking Kinks tune.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Biography [ show full bio ] The Kinks were a popular British pop rock act of the 1960s and early 1970s, though in the USA their biggest commercial success came in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Albums by The Kinks - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, despite all that this album wasn't exactly a commercial success --- really, apart from a few singles, very little the Kinks ever did were commercial successes.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

.Sleepwalker (1977), which heralded their return to commercial success, featured a mainstream, relatively slick production style that would become their norm.^ 'Sleepwalker' is a solid collection of songs, polished songs with slick, commercial and contemporary for the day production.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[104] .The band returned to hard rock for Low Budget (1979), and continued to record within the genre throughout the remainder of their career.^ The group took another turn in 1976, when they signed with a new label, Arista, and tried to work within the genres that happened to be popular at the moment, from new wave to metallic hard rock.
  • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

^ Im not even much of a country-rock fan, but the genre sounds positively good when this band is playing it.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Continuing from the vein started in Low Budget , Ray fills this album with unoriginal riffs and melodies.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

[1]

Documentation, unreleased material, and outtakes

.Unlike contemporaries such as The Beatles, whose recording legacies are well-preserved, almost no studio documentation of The Kinks' recording history from the 1960s survives.^ Its a terribly uninteresting record, even the interesting lyrics are well-worn Kinks themes.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, half of The Stranglers were almost as old as The Kinks, but let's not go there just now.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ 'Village Green Preservation Society' was as far away from almost everything else that was happening in popular music at the time, that its no small wonder really it didn't sell.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[150] .Ray Davies is known to have kept a diary,[151] but he has yet to allow public scrutiny of it.^ Yet, repeated listens to the likes of 'Stormy Sky' and the album as a whole prove that Ray Davies hadn't entirely lost his writing chops.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ 'She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina' is typically quirky Ray Davies songwriting, yet beautifully sang.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ The Kinks were suddenly known for a sound, but Ray Davies certainly had other ideas.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[150] .Pye Records, unlike larger labels like EMI, kept very few of The Kinks' session tapes, acetates, and outtakes—most were destroyed, wiped, or recorded over by the mid-1980s.^ Very few artists of the 60`s made a transition so perfectly as the Kinks.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ The idea of The Kinks ending their long association with their record label with huge diatribes, is hugely warming to me.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ New record label, new sound, a new dawn for The Kinks.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

[152] .From the RCA period onwards, both documentation and tapes were preserved, mainly because The Kinks were given creative license at their own Konk Studios, but, as Doug Hinman notes, "Until and unless there is some access to the vaults of Konk Studios, this aspect of The Kinks recording legacy will remain far from definitive."^ You see, every song on Village Green Preservation Society manages to sound inspired and meaningful whereas there were still a few "kinks" in the previous record.
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

^ Some fine Ray Davies songs are here, most of them overlooked gems when people discuss The Kinks catalogue and legacy.
  • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

^ Because all mainstream record companies are run by chickens with their heads cut off, not all versions of these Kinks albums will contain the bonus tracks!
  • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

[152]

Personnel

Musician Dates Active Role
Ray Davies Feb 1964 – 1996 lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, keyboards, lead songwriting
Dave Davies Feb 1964 – 1996 lead guitar, harmony vocals, occasional lead vocals and songwriting
Mick Avory Feb 1964 – 1984 drums and percussion
Pete Quaife Feb 1964 – June 1966, Nov 1966 – Mar 1969 bass guitar, backup vocals
Nicky Hopkins 1965–1968 keyboards (session)
John Dalton June–Nov 1966, Apr 1969 – 1976, 1978 bass guitar, backup vocals
John Gosling 1970–1978 keyboards
Andy Pyle 1976–1978 bass guitar
Gordon John Edwards 1978 keyboards, backup vocals
Jim Rodford 1978–1996 bass guitar, backup vocals
Ian Gibbons 1979–1989, 1993–1996 keyboards, backup vocals
Bob Henrit 1984–1996 drums and percussion
Mark Haley 1989–1993 keyboards, backup vocals

Discography

Studio albums

See also

Notes

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References

  • Bellman, Jonathan (1998). The Exotic in Western Music. Lebanon, NH: UPNE. ISBN 1555533191. 
  • Davies, Ray (1995). X-Ray. New York, NY: Overlook Press. ISBN 0879516119. 
  • Davies, Dave (1996). Kink. New York, NY: Hyperion. ISBN 0786882697. 
  • Hinman, Doug (2004). .The Kinks: All Day and All of the Night.^ As it turns out, these bonus tracks contain another song that you ought to own: "All Day and All of the Night."
    • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Elsewhere on this Kinks Krowd pleaser, we have both 'All Day And All Of The Night' and 'You Really Got Me' and 'Tired Of Waiting For You'.
    • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Destroyer is a pretty good song, but I liked it better when it was called All Day and All of the Night.
    • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

    Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 087930765X.
     
  • Kitts, Thomas (2007). .Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else.^ Yet, repeated listens to the likes of 'Stormy Sky' and the album as a whole prove that Ray Davies hadn't entirely lost his writing chops.
    • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some of it sounds more like a Ray Davies imitation than Ray himself, which is a quality that nobody wants to hear, ever.
    • The Kinks -- Don Ignacio's Music Reviews 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC donignacio.com [Source type: General]

    ^ 'She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina' is typically quirky Ray Davies songwriting, yet beautifully sang.
    • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

    London, UK: Routledge. ISBN 041597769X.
     
  • Marten, Neville; Hudson, Jeff (2007). The Kinks. London, UK: Sanctuary Publishing. ISBN 1860743870. 
  • Miller, Andy (2003). .The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society.^ These days, they'd have been dropped, after either 'Something Else' or certainly after 'Village Green Preservation Society'.
    • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Muswell Hillbillies is my favorite Kinks record, but The Village Green Preservation Society stands out for being so tenaciously removed from its time.
    • 44 Years of 3-Minute Poems - Reason Magazine 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

    ^ 'Village Green preservation society' and was wondering which other Kinks LP follow similar lines matthew byrd matthewbyrd@hotmail.com In a word, BRILLIANT! I've listened to few albums as worthy of praise as this.
    • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

    London, UK: Continuum International Publishing Group. ISBN 0826414982.
     
  • Rogan, Johnny (1998). .The Complete Guide to the Music of The Kinks.^ The transition in the Kinks music, away from garage rock towards the likes of 'Sunny Afternoon' and 'Waterloo Sunset' is complete.
    • The Kinks | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 18 January 2010 10:51 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

    London, UK: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0711963142.
     
  • Savage, Jon (1984). The Kinks: The Official Biography. London, UK: Faber and Faber. ISBN 0571133797. 
  • Strong, Martin (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. New York, NY: Open City Books. ISBN 1841958603. 
  • Weisbard, Eric (2004). This is Pop: In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project. Milwaukee, WI: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0674013212. 

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Simple English

The Kinks are a English rock band. They first became popular in the 1960s. The band was started by lead singer Ray Davies and his brother Dave Davies.

Their most successful singles in Britain were:

  • You Really Got Me - No. 1 (1964)
  • All Day and All of the Night - No. 2 (1964)
  • Tired of Waiting for You - No. 1 (1965)
  • Dedicated Follower of Fashion - No. 4 (1966)
  • Sunny Afternoon - No. 1 (1966)
  • Dead End Street - No. 5 (1966)
  • Waterloo Sunset - No. 2 (1967)
  • Autumn Almanac - No. 3 (1967)
  • Lola - No. 2 (1970)
  • Apeman - No. 5 (1970)



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