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You Really Got Me by The Kinks song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and Dave Davies' girlfriend backed them up, saying it didn't make her want to "drop her This first album contained only five originals, with the rest being R&B covers. All the singles and albums of KINKS, peak chart positions, career stats, week-by- week chart runs and latest Latest news about KINKS Date, Title, Artist, Peak. The Kinks discography and songs: Music profile for The Kinks, formed Genres: Pop Rock, Mod, Garage Rock. Albums include The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Something Else by The Kinks, and Release Date.
And she went in a cab with my manager straight afterwards. It's based on a personal experience. But not every word.
He used to hound the group a bit, because being called The Kinks did attract these sorts of people. He used to have this place in Earl's Court, and he used to invite me to all these drag queen acts and transsexual pubs. They were like secret clubs.
And that's where Ray [Davies] got the idea for 'Lola'. When he was invited too, he wrote it while I was getting drunk".
Days (The Kinks song) - Wikipedia
I said, "I want to get a really good guitar sound on this record, I want a Martin". I put them together on "Lola" which is what makes that clangy sound: The song was then mixed during that month. Mick Avory remembered the recording sessions for the song positively, saying that it "was fun, as it was the Baptist's [John Gosling's] first recording with us".
It wasn't a power chord song like " You Really Got Me ". It was a power chord beginning. It needed a special acoustic guitar sound Powerman track "Powerman" was initially considered to be the first single from the album.
For specific non-comment-related questions, consult the message board. For reading convenience, please open the reader comments section in a parallel browser window. Introduction Apart from a tiny handful of big international hits like 'Lola', the Kinks spent the most part of the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's in virtual oblivion.
Once the Internet started transforming the progressive part of the planet into one global village, though, it suddenly turned out that practically every pop-music-related site of serious merit thinks it his duty to include a little personal shrine to these guys. The Kinks are not esoteric knowledge - that honour should probably go to someone like the Frogs or the United States of America the band, I mean, not the country - but theirs is a weird phenomenon nevertheless, as most people fall into one of the two categories: There's precious little in between, and I'm not sitting on the fence either, firmly joining group b.
Yes, the Kinks were phenomenal; they just had a nasty history of doing the right things at the wrong time, and just as often doing the wrong things at the right time. In terms of invention and experimentation their most creative period happened to fall upon the early years ofyet whenever they tried something new, somebody "better equipped" would always run in front of them and do it or pretend that he did it better, be it The Beatles or the Who. And when the Kinks finally settled into a groove that was practically impossible for anybody to recreate on the same level - that is, created an absolutely unique musical style of Brit-pop which NOBODY could pull off with the same effectiveness - they did it in defiance of the musical fashion of the times, which led to their being basically written off as dull British pop freaks.
C'est la vie - if you choose to ignore the trends, it's fruitless to expect immediate rewards.
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It would be somewhat far-fetched to praise the Kinks for "stark realism" when opposed to their colleagues; I'd personally say that it wasn't until at least the late Seventies that band leader Ray Davies turned into a true stark realist, substituting liberal art for liberal propaganda, and that, not coincidentally, was when the band's music began to truly stagnate.
But instead of joining the crowds and seeking spiritual escape in the Summer of Love, hippie ideology, mysticism, marijuana and Woodstock, Ray Davies sought for salvation in more humble, grounded subjects, such as afternoon tea, village green, old people taking pictures of each other, and Waterloo sunsets - in other words, traditional Victorian values.
A little idealized, of course, as he himself understood fairly well and whoever doesn't see the deep irony in songs like 'Victoria' is definitely unfit to listen to the Kinks at allbut not any more idealized than, for instance, the doctrines of Eastern philosophy were for the hippie crowds.
In return, their records simply didn't sell, and much of the press branded them as retrograde conservatives even if in reality, it's hard to find a more liberal rock musician than Ray Davies, that is, if your understanding of liberalism goes beyond formalized cliches.
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To this one should add an unfortunate ban on live performing in the US, caused by some stupid skirmish on a particularly bad day and active for much of the Sixties, which, of course, didn't exactly do wonders for their States popularity. But luckily, time heals all wounds - and as it turned out, the Kinks' musical legacy has lived up to time. Besides and because of having influenced probably hundreds, if not thousands, of pop bands, Ray and his brother Dave Davies have, all of a sudden, been discovered to have written a fairly good amount of truly timeless tunes.
Just one good look was all it took.
Lola (song) - Wikipedia
Now, stepping away from any socio-political implications, what truly distinguishes the Kinks' music from the other typical stuff produced by the British Invasion is certainly the very special way in which Ray Davies writes his compositions.
And no matter what genre he prefers - be it early rock'n'roll rip-offs, sweety ballads, clever introspective Brit music, rock opera or heavy metal - he always has his own insignia printed on every song.
What you might call it is beyond me. I call it 'childishness'.
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His elementary chord sequences, sweet soothing voice and funny, but let's face it naive lyrics convey this atmosphere of childish delight. That's what helped such a terrible lot of people consider Kinks' music crappy simplistic bullshit; but it also helps their music still stand out proud and loud, as fresh and sincere as it ever was. Today, most people are afraid to follow the same pattern - afraid of being ridiculed for not being smart, sarcastic, and ambiguous.
Not that they don't have good reason: Two more things are mentionable here, both concerning Ray's skills as a lyricist. First of all, he may be the only serious 'no-nonsense' songwriter in rock music.