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The Secret Life Of Ray Davies

My love and I were in the bookstore and leafed through Ray Davies’s book Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story, and ran across a delightful little point. 225 more words


Return To Waterloo - Ray Davies

When Nirvana released their b-side collection Incesticide in 1992, I clearly remember my reasons for not rushing out to buy it.  One reason was that I had already acquired two-thirds of the songs from various import singles and EPs. 999 more words

Waterloo Sunset

Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks, 1967).
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks, live, 1973).
Waterloo Sunset (Bowie and Ray Davies, live, 2003).
Waterloo Sunset (Bowie).

At his final (to date) Tibet House benefit concert in February 2003, Bowie duetted with Ray Davies on the latter’s “Waterloo Sunset.” Soon afterward Bowie recorded a cover of the song, at first slotted for… 1,351 more words

David Bowie

The Daily Cut: The Kinks "Victoria"

The Kinks: “Victoria”

ALBUM:  Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

YEAR:  1969

WRITER:  Ray Davies

Peaked at number-62 on the Billboard Hot 100. 207 more words


Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneyground & Percy - The Kinks

Sony Legacy 2CD

The Kinks most ungainly LP title just got even more awkward. Predictably any chance of 50th year anniversary gigs seems to have dribbled away (maybe next year?) so aside from the play Sunny Afternoon the focus is re-releases. 538 more words


Dedicated Follower of Fashion/ Redux

This piece from years ago always sticks out to me when I am rambling around in my past work.  I am never quite sure if I like this piece which is an odd thing for me.  267 more words

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