This weekend staying in 60’s England’s great rock n’ roll bands I’ve not yet covered in my little TTT posts. This Sunday comes maybe the greatest or could be just the biggest underdogs of British invasion bands of that time, somehow kind-of missing the boat so to speak back then? I did read about them a long time ago which can’t remember all the details but was like just one fuck-up after another one on why they’re didn’t make as a bigger impact as some of the other bigger bands? Those bands who’ve I’ve already covered in these blog post sets but I guess, here’s The Kinks today so it’s better late than never! Anyway here’s a bio link here, if you need more info?
All songs below are by Ray Davis, I think? I should double check that before posting but I’m pretty sure, if not maybe someone can point it out for me, please! Minus the Louie Louie cover off course, who I’ve given songwriting credited too or if you want to known the name of the bloke behind that classic?
Here’s my ten picks of faves by The Kinks in order of release…
You Really Got Me – Self-titled album 
Stop Your Sobbing – Self-titled album 
All Day and All of the Night – Kinks-size 
Louie Louie (Richard Berry) – Kink-size Session EP 
Nothin’ in the World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl – Kinda Kinks 
Tell Me Now So I’ll Know – Demo version now on reissue of Kinda Kinks 
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 
Victoria – Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) 
Lola – Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-go-round 
Alcohol – Muswell Hillbillies 
So that’s only seven years from 1964 to 1971 but the band made into the 80’s/90’s before break-up finally sometime? Also I’ve not included maybe one of the most well-known songs too but it’s only ten and can’t fit everything in and it’s my picks but please do tell me yours? It’s the debut self-titled album that I’ve got two cuts from and I guess, I would pick as a fave album too! Score line is eight 60’s and two 70’s tracks with four from 1964 and two from 1965 making up that eight. Even one demo song that was never recorded for any album at that time but I don’t know how? The amazingly Tell Me Now So I’ll Know song could be my fave of all of the tracks above, if I had to pick just only one by The Kinks! Fun fact today they wrote You Really Got Me while try to figure out how to play the Louie Louie cover, who does that? I guess, The Kinks do!
Changing music styles yet again next Sunday!
Pretty please do now tell me your fave/s by them too?