RAY DAVIES B-DAY, THE KINKS PODCAST : WATERLOO SUNSET / DAVID WATTS / SHANGRI-LA / LOLA / DEATH OF A CLOWN etc.

Σαν σήμερα γεννήθηκε στο Λονδίνο ο Ray Davies, επιφανής φυσιογνωμία της βρετανικής ποπ, singer-songwriter, τραγουδιστής και κιθαρίστας των Kinks, με τους οποίους ηχογράφησε, στα ’60s ιδίως, μια σειρά ιστορικών άλμπουμ. Μέσα από αυτά οι Kinks θα κατακτούσαν εντυπωσιακά ύψη εκλεκτικότητας, φτάνοντας στα τέλη της δεκαετίας να κυκλοφορούν φιλόδοξα concept άλμπουμ όπως το The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society και το Arthur (or The Decline and Fall Of the British Empire), μια ροκ όπερα.
Στην πρώτη τους δεκαετία κυρίως εστιάζει το podcast, με ελάχιστα από την επόμενη. Οι
Kinks θα συνέχιζαν με διάφορα, concept και μη άλμπουμ, με ενδιαφέροντα πάντα κοινωνικό σχολιασμό [χαρακτηριστικό εξ αρχής της τραγουδοποιίας του Davies], αλλά και ελαττούμενο μουσικό ενδιαφέρον, μέχρι τη διαλυσή τους στα middle ’90s.
Tο podcast τελειώνει με τη διασκευή του
Bowie στο “Where Have All The Good Times Gone” από το άλμπουμ τους The Kink Kontroversy του ’65.

On this date, June 21 1944, Ray Davies was born in London. A prominent figure of British pop, singer-songwriter & guitar player of The Kinks, with whom he recorded, especially in the 60s, a series of historical albums.
Throughout the decade,
The Kinks would achieve impressive heights of musical eclecticism, to the point of ambitious concept albums like The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur (or The Decline and Fall Of the British Empire), a rock opera.
This podcast is focused on this first decade, with little material from the next one.
The Kinks would continue with various, concept and non-concept albums, with interesting social commentary [a standard element of Davies‘s songwriting], but also a diminishing musical interest, until their dissolution in the mid-’90s.
The podcast closes with
Bowie‘s cover of Where Have All The Good Times Gone” from their album The Kink Kontroversy [’65].

00:00 RAINY DAY IN JUNE [FACE TO FACE, 1966]
03:14 YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME [KINKS 1964]
05:39 DEATH OF A CLOWN [SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS, 1967]
08:53 TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU [KINDA KINKS, 1965]
11:23 ROSEY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME [FACE TO FACE, 1966]
13:54 SITUATION VACANT [SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS, 1967
17:11 SHANGRI-LA [ARTHUR (OR THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE), 1969]
22:34 LOLA [LOLA VERSUS POWERMAN AND THE MONEYGROUND PART ONE, 1970]
26:35 DAVID WATTS [SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS, 1967]
29:17 WATERLOO SUNSET [SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS, 1967]
32:33 YOU STILL WANT ME [KINKS, 1964]
34:33 SITTING BY THE RIVERSIDE [THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY, 1969]
37:00 NO MORE LOOKING BACK [SCHOOLBOYS IN DISGRACE, 1975]
41:28 WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE [BOWIE COVER – PIN UPS, 1973]


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4 Comments

  1. willowdot21 June 21, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    One of my favourite groups very much of my era 💜🌹

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    1. Oannes June 23, 2020 at 11:55 am

      Thank you very much for sharing!

      Reply
  2. Resa June 22, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Super podcast! I ADORE Lola!

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