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The Kinks?
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:57:31 PM »
My favorite British invasion band, though, were always The Kinks.

So where do the Kinks stand among your favourite bands of all time?

Here's my list:

1. Rolling Stones
2. Doors
3. Animals (Eric Burdon and)
4. Beatles
5. Cream
6. Who
7. (Peter Green's) Fleetwood Mac
8. Jethro Tull
9. Kinks
10. Blondie
11. Butterfield Blues Band
12. Yardbirds
13. Led Zeppelin
14. Traffic
15. Ten Years After
16. Creedence Clearwater Revival
17. Jimi Hendrix Experience
18. Junior Walker & the All-Stars
19. Zombies
20. Spirit

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Re: The Kinks?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 04:46:52 PM »
I see you're a ZOMBIES fan. I was just listening to ODESSEY AND ORACLE in the car.

Big KINKS fan! Used to have nearly all there LPS. Still need a few CD replacements. Favorite albums? LOLA and MISFITS, I guess.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 05:24:19 PM »
 Great list. Ive liked all of those bands to different degrees. I guess we're not including solo artists, so I'll limit my list to bands only (otherwise, Mr. Zimmerman would take the first ten spots to himself...I'm more of a lyrics guy). The band's will be followed by the years that I consider their prime. Without further ado:

1. The Velvet Underground  - 1967 - 1970
2. The Kinks - 1964 -1971
3. The Rolling Stones - 1965 - 1978
4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds -  1984 - present
5. The Who - 1965- 1971
6. Iggy &  the Stooges -  1969 - 1973
7. The Ramones - 1976 - 1980
8. The Sex Pistols - 1976 - 1977
9. Joy Division - 1977 - 1980
10. Ziggy  Stardust & the Spiders from Mars - 1971 - 1973
11. The Clash - 1977 - 1979
12. The Beatles 1965 - 1969
13. Nirvana - 1989 - 1994
14. The Patti Smith Group - 1975 -1980
15. The Band - 1966 - 1976 (I should have put them much higher, oops)
16. The Doors - 1966 - the end (liked all their albums)
17. New York Dolls - 1973- 1974
18. Gang of 4 - 1978 - 1980
19. Hendrix Experience - 1967 - 1969
20. The Pixies - 1987 - 1993

I'm sure the order could be changed on a few. I'm just as sure that I've made some glaring omissions.  I'll keep rectifying. Most of my favorite artists are solo songwriters ( Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neil Young,  Randy Newman, Bowie, etc.)

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 05:33:30 PM »
I see you're a ZOMBIES fan. I was just listening to ODESSEY AND ORACLE in the car.

Big KINKS fan! Used to have nearly all there LPS. Still need a few CD replacements. Favorite albums? LOLA and MISFITS, I guess.

I am a rabid Kinks fan. I had every album from YOU REALLY GOT ME (1964) TO GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT (1983?).  My girlfriend and I even skipped our prom to see them play in Hollywood. GOD SAVE THE KINKS!

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 08:11:03 PM »
The KINKS are a band that I really never delved into their recorded catalog, in terms of collecting or listening fully. However! I am  aware of their amazing songs and music through the decades, and while i may be embarrassed not taking time to research their music or even giving the band a chance. When I go vinyl shopping, the KINKS albums are always sandwiched next to my favorite band.

Here are some of my favorite KINKS songs-

Lola
Tired of Waiting for You
Where Have All The Good times Gone
All Day And All Of The Night
Come Dancing
Sunny Afternoon
Apeman
Destroyer
    "They come from the bowels of hell; a transformed race of walking dead. Zombies, guided by a master plan for complete domination of the Earth."

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 08:35:24 PM »
"ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT" was a party all to itself. To think that those crunching power-chords were from 1964! They definitely had the biggest hand in taking the roll out of rock. Punk and metal owe them their very existence. On the other end of the spectrum....WATERLOO SUNSET is simply the loveliest song ever. I can't believe that LOLA is almost 50. Can you even imagine that a song about  transgender hook- up in a Soho pub would reach the international top ten? In 1970, no less!
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 11:23:31 PM »
The KINKS are a band that I really never delved into their recorded catalog


Check out some of their best albums on YouTube. Here's a couple of them.

Lola vs. Powerman
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL40xdWb-2paf3N_48AI9WOgqKoIEs8I_I

Give The People What They Want (Scroll down for the link.)
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 03:15:06 PM »
 Here's a dozen of my favourite Kinks' tracks:

 1. Days
 2. All Day and All of the Night
 3. I'm Not Like Everybody Else (1994 live version)
 4. Don't Forget to Dance
 5. Low Budget
 6. Till the End of the Day
 7. A Well Respected Man
 8. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
 9. Sunny Afternoon
 10. You Really Got Me
 11. Lola
 12. Apeman

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 12:15:17 PM »
Kinks, you say? Here are my fave songs from my fave Brits. I will include lots of unnecessary comments on most songs that everybody (save myself) will ignore.

1. Waterloo Sunset ( loveliest pop song ever )
2. All Day and All of the Night (THE hardest rock song of it's era)
3. I'm Not Like Everybody Else ( this rebellious gem was a b-side, believe it or not)
4. Victoria (rousing lead-in to "Arthur" album)
5. Alcohol ( best alcoholic sing along since "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall")
6. Lola (witty, brilliant, funny as hell)
7. Celluloid Heroes (nice tribute to cinema, even mentions Bela Lugosi)
8. This is Where I Belong (yet another exceptional b-side)
9.  Young and Innocent Days (sweetest Kinks song to date)
10. You Really Got Me (I don't really have to explain why this is so classic)
11. This Time Tomorrow (Great track from "Lola")
12. Days (sheer beauty)
13. I Go To Sleep ( great piano demo from Ray in '65, also recorded by The Pretenders)
14. Picture Book ( catchiest song from "Village Green...")
15. Rosie Won't You Please Come Home (a plea from Ray to his sister)
16. Shangri-la (a loving tribute to British working class)
17. 20th Century Man (Great song on vinyl or live)
18. Dead End Street (another fine, hard-luck song)
19. David Watts (The Jam did a great cover of this ode to a golden boy)
20. Sunny Afternoon (this summer hit put a big smile on my face..."My girlfriend's run off with my car. Went back to her ma and pa. Telling tales of drunkenness and cruelty")
21. I Need You (another hellraiser of a b-side)
22. Where Have All the Good Times Gone (Bowie did a great cover of this in "Pinups")
23. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (that sums up my life)
24. This Man He Weeps Tonight (another memorable b-side)
25. Big Black Smoke (Great single)


I have a couple dozen more, but my fingers are getting twisted. I didn't like much of the eighties stuff. They sounded like the Kinks trying to sound like a band trying to sound like the Kinks, imo (forced vocals, guitar histrionics, dumbed down lyrics etc.)

Oh, forgot one:

26. Living on a Thin Line (this was used beautifully in an episode of "The Sopranos")

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Re: The Kinks?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 05:07:42 AM »
You Really Got Me    
I Need You
Who'll Be The Next In Line
Victoria   
Stop Your Sobbing
Tired Of Waiting For You
A Well Respected Man    
I Gotta Move
See My Friends
Till The End Of The Day       
Where Have All The Good Times Gone
All Day And All Of The Night
Days
Low Budget
Waterloo Sunset
Destroyer (Live version)
Catch Me Now I'm Falling
Lola

I'm sure I've missed a few.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 05:15:58 AM »
Speaking of the Zombies, singer Colin Blunstone's voice is still incredible. This guy has taken care of his voice. Check out this recent concert among many others and you'll see what I mean.
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Re: The Kinks?
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 11:30:39 AM »
We saw the Zombies in 2007 at HippieFest and they blew me away, they were amazing.  We saw them again in 2009 at a small venue/night club and they were even better. The last time that we saw them was in either 2012 or 2013  in a mid sized theater and while they were good, they had missed a step and didn't have the magic that they had in 2007 or 2009.

That was my point of view but the rest of the audience, who more than likely didn't see them in earlier concerts were impressed and delighted. 

I would recommend them  to anyone who wants to see the 2018 tour but I'd personally rather remember them as they were in their 2007 and 2009 concerts.

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Re: The Kinks?
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 02:29:16 PM »
Here's an excellent review of the 2007 Hippiefest concert in Toronto:

Hippiefest - Alan Niester

His observation of the Zombies was consistent with Flower's:

"Best act of the night was undoubtedly the Zombies, with singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent in fit and fighting form on She's Not There, Tell Her No and Argent's Hold Your Head Up, a trio of songs that earned them the night's first and foremost standing ovation."

Another review of the concert:

Hippiefest & the Zombies - Greg Quill

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