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Old 11-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #26 (permalink)
Gavin B.
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One of the big stumbling blocks to the Kink's popularity in United States was the prohibition on their touring in USA by the government. For some unstated reason the Kinks were banned from touring the USA from 1965 until 1970. Even without touring the Kinks still had a pretty good string of top ten hits on American radio but their albums didn't sell well.

From my perspective, nearly all the Kink's albums are hit or miss affairs. A lot of their singles in the UK never appeared on any of their American albums. Village Green is their most consistent album but their biggest accomplishment is the 25 or so singles written by Ray Davies that were released between 1964 and 1971. The songs are as memorable and timeless as any songs by the Beatles or the Rolling Stones during that same time frame.
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