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Re: The Kinks - where to start?

Post by Peakoe » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:36 am

My favourite album is 'something else by...' but this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultima ... nks_album) is what got me into them.

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Re: The Kinks - where to start?

Post by timahall » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:14 pm

My top 3 favourite Kinks albums are Arthur, Lola Vs. Powerman and Village Green. You definitely need to get those. All their albums from Face To Face (1966) to Everybody's In Showbiz (1972) are essential.

Haven't we already got a Kinks thread? Can one of the admins do a merge?
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Re: The Kinks

Post by andyroo » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:44 pm

I reckon Muswell Hillbillies is pretty good actually. It's a kind of glorious failure - it's not what it set out to be (an urban country record) but all the better for it. (edit: that was still within the period Tim mentioned, so that's all right!)

Upthread I mentioned not having any Kinks albums. I've been redressing the balance. Haven't listened to that many yet but the Lola album is amazingly good.
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Re: The Kinks

Post by timahall » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:02 pm

andyroo wrote:I reckon Muswell Hillbillies is pretty good actually. It's a kind of glorious failure - it's not what it set out to be (an urban country record) but all the better for it. (edit: that was still within the period Tim mentioned, so that's all right!)

Upthread I mentioned not having any Kinks albums. I've been redressing the balance. Haven't listened to that many yet but the Lola album is amazingly good.
I once read a review of Muswell Hillbillies that called it a "very British cabaret take on Americana". I think that sums it up perfectly. It's a very... fun record. Probably best enjoyed drunk! Incidently, I think Ray Davies was drinking a lot at the time of recording, if the live half of Everybody's In Showbiz is anything to go by! :)

I think I prefer Showbiz to Hillbillies. Very underrated record that one. Why Sitting In My Hotel is considered up there with Waterloo Sunset et al as one of Ray's best is beyond me. Absolute bloody classic.

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Re: The Kinks

Post by mimpkin » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:59 pm

Lovely Imagine programme on Ray Davies on the BBC i-player available until 11.54pm on 28th December
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... inary_Man/
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Re: The Kinks

Post by Paul » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:57 pm

mimpkin wrote:Lovely Imagine programme on Ray Davies on the BBC i-player available until 11.54pm on 28th December
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... inary_Man/
I second this. It was excellent.

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Re: The Kinks

Post by timahall » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:10 am

Ol' Ray sure likes walking around singing his own songs to himself!

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Re: The Kinks

Post by Paul » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:21 am

timahall wrote:Ol' Ray sure likes walking around singing his own songs to himself!
He could have worse songs to be singing.

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Re: The Kinks

Post by linus » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:42 pm

I really enjoyed julien temple's film about dave davies that was on bbc 4 tonight, temple proper raided the bfi flipside dvds for footage, which was nice, and there was plenty of ace davies family home movies and kinks klips... dave comes across as a funny venerable if, perhaps, eccentric old dude striding and stumbling around exmoor and he's vainly holding on to his hair, so fair play to him, there were some touching clips/interviews with pete quaife too... dave has a nice take on life, if ray's view of 'if he could do things all over what would he change?' is everything then dave's is he'd change nothing at all

hayley approved of the clip of the kinks posh and fruity manager, robert wace (at least I think it was robert wace), his pout was priceless

if it appears here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012ht1t and you have an enthusiastic interest in the kinks (and you haven't seen it), I'd recommend it

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Re: The Kinks

Post by RITH » Wed May 16, 2012 9:21 am

Not Like Everybody Else: An Indiepop Tribute to The Kinks

I feel again that the world (I) need(s) this. I've been seriously thinking about this for the past 2 years or so, since I started this thread. And I'd do it, but I just don't know enough about 'stuff'. I can try to enthuse bands, but that's sort of where my 'knowledge' stops.

So who's going to make it happen?

I can almost hear Allo Darlin' singing 'Days', The Smittens go at 'Autumn almanac', The Just Joans doing 'Where have all the good times gone?' or The Sweet Nothings playing 'I'm not like everybody else'. And so much more.

The Kinks at their best are pure bliss.

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Re: The Kinks

Post by mimpkin » Wed May 16, 2012 3:42 pm

The Smittens doing Autumn Almanac would be fantastic but I think I'm Not Like Anybody Else would be better by Darren Hayman. I can hear him singing it in my head so clearly.

Go on, someone do this please!
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Re: The Kinks

Post by timahall » Thu May 17, 2012 9:04 pm

RITH wrote:Not Like Everybody Else: An Indiepop Tribute to The Kinks

I feel again that the world (I) need(s) this. I've been seriously thinking about this for the past 2 years or so, since I started this thread. And I'd do it, but I just don't know enough about 'stuff'. I can try to enthuse bands, but that's sort of where my 'knowledge' stops.

So who's going to make it happen?

I can almost hear Allo Darlin' singing 'Days', The Smittens go at 'Autumn almanac', The Just Joans doing 'Where have all the good times gone?' or The Sweet Nothings playing 'I'm not like everybody else'. And so much more.

The Kinks at their best are pure bliss.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

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Re: The Kinks

Post by Very Truly Yours » Fri May 18, 2012 4:06 pm

This sounds like a lovely idea! Make it so! We are big Kinks fans as well. We used to cover "I'll remember" at our early shows.
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Re: The Kinks

Post by noLooking » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:42 pm

WOW!
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/j ... orm-davies
I suppose they'll be shit now, but I still got excited about it for five minutes if I'm honest.

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Re: The Kinks

Post by timahall » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:27 am

andyiong wrote:WOW!
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/j ... orm-davies
I suppose they'll be shit now, but I still got excited about it for five minutes if I'm honest.
They won't be shit now because they're the fucking Kinks - the greatest rock 'n' roll and pop band the world has ever seen! I would say that though, i'm one of those crazy types who adores everything they ever did, even the rock operas.

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Re: The Kinks

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:34 pm

RITH wrote:or The Sweet Nothings playing 'I'm not like everybody else'.
And then this happened:



I reckon RITH is some kind of witch.

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Re: The Kinks

Post by linus » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:13 pm

timahall wrote:
andyiong wrote:WOW!
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/j ... orm-davies
I suppose they'll be shit now, but I still got excited about it for five minutes if I'm honest.
They won't be shit now because they're the fucking Kinks - the greatest rock 'n' roll and pop band the world has ever seen! I would say that though, i'm one of those crazy types who adores everything they ever did, even the rock operas.
I think they may have played together more recently than 1996, but it was a private do, I think I may have told you about this, Tim, so it's not so fanciful (like the Guardian seem to be suggesting)

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Re: The Kinks

Post by timahall » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:48 pm

a fog of ideas wrote:I think they may have played together more recently than 1996, but it was a private do, I think I may have told you about this, Tim, so it's not so fanciful (like the Guardian seem to be suggesting)
I didn't think Ray and Dave had played together since 1996 and seeing as they were the only constant members from '64 to '96, that's what would constitute a Kinks reunion (to me at least). Ray Davies has joined The Kast Off Kinks (ex-members of The Kinks + Dave Clark) on quite a few occasions so I guess that's the closest to a reunion. '80s era keyboardist Ian Gibbons is the only ex-Kink to still play with Ray in his solo band.

I'm a Kinks nerd yes!

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Re: The Kinks

Post by chrswrn » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:03 am

Has anyone caught one of the Sunny Afternoon shows in London? I went a couple of months ago and it was all kinds of terrific.

They're still performing it throughout 2015 on most days until October I think. It tells the story of the band and of Ray & Dave's difficult relationship superbly. The whole cast were fab, but John Dagleish particularly was excellent as Ray Davies.

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Re: The Kinks

Post by noLooking » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:12 pm

timahall wrote:I didn't think Ray and Dave had played together since 1996 and seeing as they were the only constant members from '64 to '96, that's what would constitute a Kinks reunion (to me at least).
Et voila!



http://xrrf.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/the- ... kinks.html

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