Renewed interest in The Kinks
has been kindled by a recent, and continuing, re-release programme that should ultimately see their entire catalogue available in remastered form complete with copious bonus tracks.
After years of success, the pressure built up and in 1973, Davies left The Kinks
in spectacular fashion after a show at the White City Stadium in London.
Since appearing at The Cavern in 1964, the Kinks
have always enjoyed a big following in Liverpool, where their refusal to conform has always been appreciated, kindred spirits in a rebel city.
Despite this, The Kinks
have never been especially fashionable and tend to be regarded these days as just another 60s nostalgia act.
Present A Soap Opera is one of the most provocative and personal of The Kinks
' '70s-era concept albums, and finds band leader Ray Davies exploring several of his favorite lyrical themes on such prime Kinks
kuts as the poignant "A Face in the Crowd" and the wacky "Ducks on the Wall.
Instead The Kinks
recorded it, but both Ray and George always regretted that he had missed out on his chance at pop stardom.
Beatles hit Yesterday lost out to Bowie's Space Oddity for 1965-1974, while She Loves You and Please Please Me lost to You Really Got Me, by the Kinks
, for 1955-1964
In the words of The Kinks
, it'll be the place to be all day and all of the night.
RAY Davies,former lead singer of the sixties band The KInks
yesterday promised fans he would be back on stage as soon as he recovered from being shot in the leg by a mugger.
out: Littlerock had some good moments and bad during its first summer match last week, but that was to be expected considering it was the Lobos' first time playing together since last year.
The vast KOCH Entertainment catalog is highlighted by the complete Arista and RCA Kinks
masters which KOCH controls in an exclusive arrangement with Ray Davies, legendary founder of The Kinks
Heat a sheet of metal or silicon enough to soften its brittleness, bend it ever so slightly, and tiny kinks
, or dislocation lines, could form on the curved surface, looking somewhat like a series of speed bumps.