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The Way Love Used to Be

The Kinks katalog is full of sidebars that other bands would kill to have written.  Commissioned for a film about a penis transplant, “The Way Love Used to Be” is one such sidebar.   71 more words

Music

Featured Album - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) - The Kinks

Melody Maker – “Ray Davies’ finest hour … beautifully British to the core.”

Allmusic – It’s a detailed and loving song cycle, capturing the minutiae of suburban life, the numbing effect of bureaucracy, and the horrors of war. 1,044 more words

Music

That's SIR Raymond Douglas Davies

Somehow, I missed this:

The KinksRay Davies received a knighthood Saturday for his service to the arts as part of Queen Elizabeth’s annual New Year Honours list.

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Memory

Rocks In The Attic #561: The Kinks - ‘Kinda Kinks’ (1965)

If there’s one ‘60s group whose album output doesn’t quite match up to their singles output, it’s probably the Kinks. The A-sides that Ray Davies wrote during that decade are up there with the best anybody else had to offer. 245 more words

Vinyl

Which have been your favourite band reunions?

Seven spectacular reunion gigs

The communal celebration of a band’s legacy, the return of a classic sound and unforgettable songs, the emotional resonance of seeing members sharing a stage again after many years apart; there can be something very,very special about reunion gigs of your favourite bands. 1,095 more words

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