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Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:29 am
by Pip68
Talking of Kinks tributes, have there been many decent covers? I'm a big fan of Françoise Hardy's Who'll Be the Next in Line, but can't think of many others...

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:48 am
by RITH
I recently heard a pretty decent cover of Nothin' in the world can stop me from worryin' 'bout that girl by Leslie Feist. Uhm... I go to sleep by Soulwax? Not brilliant. I can think of surprisingly few!

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:58 am
by Mr Bear
The Jam's cover of David Watts is excellent.

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:02 am
by linus
there's a 'few' covers listed here:

http://kinks.it.rit.edu/kovers-list.html

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:17 am
by Mr Bear
Oh yeah! That Big Star cover of Til The End of the Day is fucking amazing!

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:37 am
by linus
I was going to say that

I really am hankering after my big star lp's

(there in storage... not long now though)

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:39 am
by andyroo
Mr Bear wrote:Oh yeah! That Big Star cover of Til The End of the Day is fucking amazing!
'Tis. The bit where the drums kick in on the line "and I feel good because my life has beguuuuuuun..."

(Someone was saying about Ray Davies's voice being all the better for not being pitch-perfect and letting the emotions get in the way - that's something I love about Alex Chilton as well. Though maybe that's for another thread.)

I've never had a Kinks album other than GRATEST HITS compilations.

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:36 pm
by mimpkin
Oh yeah! That Big Star cover of Til The End of the Day is fucking amazing!
Oooh, where can I find this? I want to hear it.

Years ago I shared a flat with a friend who loved the Fall and she used to play their version of 'Victoria' a lot. Since then every time anyone says the word 'Victoria', I hear the word 'Victoooooria!' in my head, but sang by the Kinks. I'm glad I don't know anyone called Victoria. (Victoooooria! See. It just happened again.)

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:40 pm
by andyroo
mimpkin wrote:
Oh yeah! That Big Star cover of Til The End of the Day is fucking amazing!
Oooh, where can I find this? I want to hear it.
It's on Big Star'sThird/Sister Lovers.

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:43 pm
by linus
andyroo wrote:It's on Big Star'sThird/Sister Lovers.
as a bonus track on the rykodisc cd, he added pedantically

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:45 pm
by andyroo
Ooh, you've got the original vinyl have you?

I don't think those were ever released in Australia. I only know the Rykodisc versions.

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:52 pm
by linus
andyroo wrote:Ooh, you've got the original vinyl have you?
nope, I was just being a damned pedant, it's on the cd as a bonus track rather than having been originally on the lp proper (as it was released in 1978)

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:00 pm
by mimpkin
Ah thanks, I've only got No 1 Record and Radio City (which I'm listening to right now.)
Anyway, sorry, this is a Kinks thread . . . ;)

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:06 pm
by Mr Bear
mimpkin wrote:
Oh yeah! That Big Star cover of Til The End of the Day is fucking amazing!
Oooh, where can I find this? I want to hear it.

Years ago I shared a flat with a friend who loved the Fall and she used to play their version of 'Victoria' a lot. Since then every time anyone says the word 'Victoria', I hear the word 'Victoooooria!' in my head, but sang by the Kinks. I'm glad I don't know anyone called Victoria. (Victoooooria! See. It just happened again.)
I have a new favourite Kinks song practically every day, but I think deep down my all time favourite has to be Victoria (Victoooooria). It just completely joyous, and I love the way he sings the verses, like he's taking the mickey out of Paul McCartney or something.

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:18 pm
by mimpkin
(oops there it goes again)

Maybe he is . . . I wouldn't put it past him :)

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:21 pm
by linus
john dalton (bass when pete quaife wasn't about), mick avory (the kinks drummer) and john gosling (keyboards)- who often appear as 'the kastoff kinks'- regularly played at my 'local' in hertfordshire in the 80's and early-90's in a band with a friend's dad

they were rather a cut above your usual pub band featuring as they did three ex-kinks

dalton was, prior to being in the kinks, in the band the mark four who- after he left- went onto become the creation

my friend went to dalton's 65th birthday do last year and as expected dalton, avery and gosling plus assorted friends got up and played and who should turn up and join in the fun but ray davies, the lad himself

my friend was- to form- rather too pissed to provide a critical summary of the resulting entertainment

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:27 pm
by linus
oh, and john dalton played bass on 'victoria'

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:23 am
by timahall
linus wrote:my friend went to dalton's 65th birthday do last year and as expected dalton, avery and gosling plus assorted friends got up and played and who should turn up and join in the fun but ray davies, the lad himself
My lord, i'm not sure what i'd do if I found myself in the company of Ray Davies.

Re: The Kinks

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:23 am
by kingofpartick
Fopp have managed to get in all the kinks albums up to about Percy for £3 a couple of times over the past few months, made it worth picking up all of them.

I had most of the sixties ones on vinyl a few years ago, but then foolishly sold all my vinyl when i was skintos.

I've only recently managed to get most of what i really liked back in my collection on cd (god bless staff discounts)

The Kinks - where to start?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:21 am
by volcanogod
I heard a cover of 'Misty Water' and became hooked on The Kinks (again); what are the key songs and albums to get-a-hold of?