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Old 07-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #141 (permalink)
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I love the Kinks, but when listening though Village Green recently for the first time in years, it struck me what a dull and weak album it is. It has nothing interesting going on musically, and it's frightening to think that Ray Davies actually appear to be serious in his ridiculous "old Blighty" idealisation in the lyrics. It's their weakest release of the 60s as far as I'm concerned, and yet people are saying it's their best. Mental.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #142 (permalink)
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I love the Kinks, but when listening though Village Green recently for the first time in years, it struck me what a dull and weak album it is. It has nothing interesting going on musically, and it's frightening to think that Ray Davies actually appear to be serious in his ridiculous "old Blighty" idealisation in the lyrics. It's their weakest release of the 60s as far as I'm concerned, and yet people are saying it's their best. Mental.

I like 'Village Green', but I think their true masterpiece is "Lola vs Powerman and the Moneygoround". It's an absolutely brilliant record.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:35 AM   #143 (permalink)
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kink kronikles is a great compilation, full of singles not previously available on album like days, willesden green, did u see his name, god's children etc.
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:25 AM   #144 (permalink)
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Ray Davis was 77 yesterday, hard to believe that, as use to go to a lot of The Kinks Concerts now Gigs....showing my age again...
https://www.newstalk.com/the-tom-dun...-us-ban-700369
Then I saw this on youtube this morning...
1964-1970 medley basically not sure if I managed to rid the ads though...



Just a light heartheart Ray Davis...


PARIS 1965


good interesting interview etc..36 mins worth


Interview 'imaginery man' if you like reading about the people here then you could enjoy all or some as it
is well over an hour of video

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Old 06-22-2021, 11:20 AM   #145 (permalink)
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Please check if a thread already exists before making a new one
That being said, thanks bringing attention to Ray Davies' birthday, I love the Kinks very much. I've been listening to this one a lot lately
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Old 06-22-2021, 12:27 PM   #146 (permalink)
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I did look for a thread but did not see it...cheers for sorting it..
see my friends..great song...Undersold themself the Kinks, so much better than some of the top ones of that period...We lived in Croydon and so Streatham Ice Rink and Wimbledon Palais were set up many many concerts over the years....learnt to ice skate there with my sis...great memories .. Wimbledon Palais..one of the Best for bands....
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Old 06-22-2021, 03:25 PM   #147 (permalink)
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so an obscure song composed by Ray Davis but first put out by the Ugly's....
http://www.brumbeat.net/uglys.htm]The Uglys


then The Kinks ...


Ray's name is Raymond Douglas Davies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Davies

David's is David Russell Gordon Davies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Davies

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Old 06-23-2021, 01:53 AM   #148 (permalink)
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http://london.kastoffkinks.co.uk/html/savile.html
saw this link because my first job was in Saviile Row, it looked pretty interesting to see stuff around London/Kinks...
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Old 04-10-2022, 07:10 AM   #149 (permalink)
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I grew up loving The Kinks: first, the riff on those early singles, then the surprising developments of Ray as a songwriter, from See My Friend and beyond, then the slow realisation that Ray's special talent was the celebration of all things English.

Thanks, ribbons, for posting this short mysterious gem which I had forgotten about:-

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This one's gorgeous and hypnotic, imho - interesting lyrics too. OK, I'll stop now!

Here's another great song from the same era:-



And although I don't like their later stuff so much, Victoria surely gives us in advance Ray's epitaph:-

I was born, lucky me
In a land that I love
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I love the Kinks, but when listening though Village Green recently for the first time in years, it struck me what a dull and weak album it is. It has nothing interesting going on musically, and it's frightening to think that Ray Davies actually appear to be serious in his ridiculous "old Blighty" idealisation in the lyrics. It's their weakest release of the 60s as far as I'm concerned, and yet people are saying it's their best. Mental.
I think there's a degree of irony in the lyrics but I largely agree with this. It's a dull, dated album, nowhere near their best work.
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