The stuff on the solo albums was too personal to fit in with the band - it didn't have that Kinks
as a band was active between 1964 and 1994, but their legacy lives on and Davies has produced some astounding solo recordings such as Working Man's Cafe, The Storyteller and See My Friends.
Today, some opine that The Kinks
were instrumental in turning rock 'n' roll into rock.
burst onto the scene with top 10 international hit You Really Got Me followed by a string of others like All Day And All Of The Night, Lola, Sunny Afternoon, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion and the classic Waterloo Sunset.
TEN classic albums C4 overlooked: 1) Ramones - Ramones, 2) New Boots & Panties - Ian Dury, 3) Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin, 4) Back In Black - AC/DC, 5) The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
, 6) Kind of Blue - Miles Davis, 7) Astral Weeks - Van Morrison, 8) American Idiot - Green Day, 9) This Is Little Richard - Little Richard, 10) Who's Next - The Who.
Make no mistake, there were a lot of kinks
to work out.
At about that time, a TV documentary was being made in which David Bowie, Bob Geldof, Paul Weller and Elvis Costello were among those who explained why the Kinks
had been such an important group.
Some of the better shit includes Mudhoney's version of "Who Will Be The Next In Line;" Seattle street steel guitar icon Baby Gramps does "Sunny Afternoon;" The Murder City Devils do "Alcohol," fittingly; The Fastbacks do "Waterloo Sunset," and perhaps the most recent Kinks
song covered is "Come Dancing" by The Briefs.
At some point, however, the distorted surface would develop a sharp kink
that's not allowed, according to the mathematician's rules.
Even the relatively thin Kinda Kinks
is transformed by the inclusion of no less than 11 bonus tracks, including SetMe Free, A Well Respected Man, the original demo of his I Go To Sleep and See My Friends, interpreted in some circles as one of the first songs to deal with homosexuality.
20, 1998--On November 24, Velvel Records advances its much-heralded Kinks
reissue series with a second set of expanded CD versions of classic albums by the renowned British band.
FORGET Oasis - when it comes to sibling rivalry within bands, Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks
arguably wrote the book.