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Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: Wry Cooter ()
Date: October 4, 2019 05:37

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HMS
The Kinks were always dwarfs compared to the Stones, Beatles, The Who. A couple of good songs they had, but so did the Searchers.

This would be the single stupidest thing I have ever read on this site.

And it's "dwarves."

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: October 4, 2019 05:55

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Wry Cooter
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HMS
The Kinks were always dwarfs compared to the Stones, Beatles, The Who. A couple of good songs they had, but so did the Searchers.

This would be the single stupidest thing I have ever read on this site.

And it's "dwarves."

You should read some of his other posts - he probably holds the entire top ten!

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Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: October 4, 2019 16:06

I always get the feeling HMS was a bit of a put-on. Chastising The Kinks by saying the 1970s were a "Dead End Street" for them (by recalling their 1966 hit single in the UK). Endlessly praising DIRTY WORK as a classic Stones album. Insisting TATTOO YOU was a compilation and not a studio album. He's a character designed to wind-up OCD Stones fanatics.

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: December 2, 2019 16:21

First off, NO, this is NOT anything to do with a Kinks reunion lol. I only say that because its usually what I think when a Kinks thread gets bumped. This was just the last Kinks thread I could find so figured I'd add it here:

Over Thanksgiving weekend I listened to Ray Davies solo album Other People's Lives, and strongly encourage if you've never heard it that you should and if you have that you're probably overdue for a listen. Never liked the solo albums that followed, but thought this one was phenomenal. I remember when it came out and it was the first thing he'd put out in awhile and it was just so good. I listened endlessly. The songwriting is just fantastic and so Ray but also perfectly mature in relation to his life at the time. Songs like After The Fall, The Tourist, Over My Head, and Thanksgiving rank with all his other classic Kinks songs. And I still maintain Run Away From Time would have been a hit single if this were a time when that mattered or happened. The whole album all the way through is just so good and filled with classic Ray lyrics. Highly recommend it.

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: SomeGuy ()
Date: December 2, 2019 16:46

I agree, great album, and why did it take so long? When it came out I sort of had given up on Ray. I have to say that I liked Working Man's Cafe even better though (which came out only one year after Other People's Lives).
The more recent Americana albums are a whole nuther story (especially the second one represents Ray at his most selfimportant, selfconceited and totally uninteresting best).

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: December 2, 2019 16:55

I should relisten to Working Man's Cafe. I remember when I'd heard it I just thought it was such a far cry from the previous album, but I could be dead wrong. I know there was at least one good song on there.

As for the other, yeah, I'm not sure why it took him so long. Needed some inspiration I guess and I'm glad he got it. The show I saw at that time was perfection too. His first return to New York City in a very long time, such a small intimate standing venue. I ran into Steven Van Zandt and Max Weinberg from Bruce Springsteen's band who were there to see the return of a legend. And Ray was incredible. In amazing form, played a lot of great new songs, and a ton of incredible old ones (even obscure stuff like Oklahoma USA). Still one of the best shows I ever saw.

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: December 2, 2019 17:07

The interesting thing is all four albums feature material he workshopped with Yo La Tengo back in 2000 when Capitol/EMI were trying to decide whether or not a new Ray Davies album was a wise investment. He's also amassed a fair number of non-LP tracks during this period so there's more like five albums if he ever bothers to collect orphan tracks such as "Quiet Life," "The Shirt," "My Diary," "The Million-Pound Semi-Detached," "The Storyteller," "London Town," "Yours Truly, Confused N.10," "Angola (the Wrong Side of the Law)," "I, the Victim," "Sane," "Postcard from London," and "Broken."

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Date: December 2, 2019 17:17

didn't it take so long because he was shot?

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: December 2, 2019 17:30

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keefriffhard4life
didn't it take so long because he was shot?

He did, but that happened in 2004. Between the Storytellers album in 98 and Other People's Lives in 06 he didn't do much to my knowledge, so before the getting shot thing there was a 6 year period of relative silence.

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: December 2, 2019 18:16

By his own admission, Ray spent a fair amount of time getting drunk in topless bars in New Orleans with Trent Reznor.

Re: OT: Kinks Reunion 2019?
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: December 2, 2019 23:27

There's always Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits playing shows on the casino circuit.

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