The Kinks

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  1. rocking rooster

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    Fantastic stuff.
    Last Christmas Mrs R gave me the remastered CD version of The Village Green Preservation Society. What a stonking good album!
    Sir Raymond Douglas Davies is a complete and utter songwriting genius.
     
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    Since nobody has mentioned it, I will...

    The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society is one of the most solid albums of the 60's. Somehow totally off most people's radar, but it's amazing.
     
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    One of my favorite bands. One thing unusual about them for me- I love their 60s output, don't care much for their 70s era rock-opera stuff, and really like their 80s stuff.
    Meaning that once a band loses me as they "progress", it's very unusual that they'll go back in a direction that I like again
     
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    This always got to me because I always (wrongly) imagined that Ray wrote it for Dave.
     
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    So many of my favorites :)
     
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    Couldn't agree more!
     
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    Yeah, definitely the Kinks at their absolute peak. It's off most people's radar because it didn't have any chart hits and utterly stiffed upon release. In 1968, nobody wanted to hear odes to little shops, china cups and virginity. It nearly ended their career, the only thing that kept them going was the expiration of the four year ban on touring the US that pretty much sidelined them during the height of their creative power. Access to the US touring market rejuvenated the band- if you can tolerate cruddy sounding bootlegs, there's a tape that circulates of on incredible performance at the Fillmore West in 1969.
     
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    So, what other song have you heard this riff in?



    That made me laugh when I heard the comparison with the other song.
     
  10. Geoff738

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    This one didn’t make it onto the original vinyl of State of Confusion. I think it was a Bside of a single. I assume it is on the CD version but I don’t know for sure.

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    Allegedly on Face to Face? Must be on one of the newer reissues then I guess.

    This tune is

    Cheers,
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    Another one in the early style that sounds pretty simple, and it’s not exactly difficult, but it does have a surprising number of chords in it.

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    I think this one was briefly banned by the BBC, but did go on to become a hit at least in the UK.

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    Long live the Kinks! I love it when these somewhat rare threads pop up. There is almost no other band at this point in my 63 year life that can give me an INSTANTLY broad smile.

    I've done my best to turn on my 31 year old son and my 28 year old daughter and their friends to the Kinks. They are all pretty hip and most play music in some fashion. And they like Wes Anderson films. I try to take as much credit as Wes, but this entire group of youngsters thinks that the Kinks are absolutely brilliant, maybe second only to The Beatles. I feel like I've made my small contribution...



     
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    Dave also had his moments








    Cheers,
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    With all due respect to the Stones and The Beatles, this may be as stunning a run of albums as Rock music has ever produced:

    Face to Face (1966)
    Something Else (1967)
    The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
    Arthur (1969)
    Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneyground, Part one (1970)
    Muswell Hillbillies (1971)
    Everybody's in Show-Biz (1972)
     
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    "The Kinks Greatest Hits," the US Reprise Records version from around 1967 is a desert island disc for me.
     
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    I think this album may actually be better than Village Green. At least there’s a couple of songs that are rockin.





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    Yes. This.
    And Dave put out some fine solo efforts as well.
     
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