Listen to it and drift away…..
Archive for May, 2010
The Kinks are inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in he US and in the UK. Watch the video below of the induction in the UK.
On the DVD of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert you can see Ray in a split moment hugging Ozzy Osbourne. Perhaps Ozzy will sing You Really Got Me on the new collaboration album of Ray?
Rumours or truth? Latest reports are that 8 unreleased Kinks songs were recently “discovered”, partly finished, and there are plans to complete them if and when Ray and Dave Davies settle their outstanding issues.
AT 65, you might think Ray Davies would rather strap on a pair of slippers than a guitar. Not so. He’s enthusiastic and upbeat, and seeing the former Kinks star perform scissor-kicks while geeing up the audience at every opportunity last night confirmed Davies not only loves his job – he still has plenty of rock and roll left in him, too. Read the complete review.
Ray Davies wrote in golden letters the name The Kinks in pop music’s history thanks to a huge collection of songs and albums. Sublime works, plethoric singles like ‘You Really Got Me’ – probable the second most recognized riff after The Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ – and extended ones such as ‘Something Else By The Kinks’ (1967), ‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ (1968) and ‘Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of The British Empire)’ (1969) three master pieces published one after the other. His solo work, which started in 1985 with ‘Return to Waterloo’ and that includes moments such as ‘Working Man’s Café’ (2007) is also superb.