One of my 60s favorites... and one of the best and most influencial bands till today.
Starting in 1963 as The RAVENS became the KINKS in 1964, first LPs great 60s R&B, garage-punk like the genial :
"You Really Got Me" , also hear "Milk Cow Blues" (what power). On ballads, they are as good. Music lives with the
the lyrics of RAY DAVIES, telling about the people from his british sight.
The years & releases from 1972 to 1975 shows with many concept LPs the more difficult side of Rays Songs.
With the LPs SLEEPWALKER & MISFITS they found the right way, this time more in the Hard-Rock field, with
more success in USA like at home. In the mid 90s came the split.
Ray Davies still records great albums till today.
Style: Garage, R&B, Beat, Hardrock
Ray Davies ; Dave Davies ; Creation ; Maple Oak ; Argent ; Roulettes ; Unit 4+2 ; Life ;
Mike Cotton Sound ; Satisfaction ; Blodwyn Pig ; Savoy Brown ; Pretty Things ; Phoenix ;
Ray Davies - lead vocals, guitar, songwriter, lyrics; Dave Davies - lead guitar, vocal (great guitar player didn't need Page at all);
Mike Avory - drums; Peter Quife - bass;
John Dalton (offical 1969), Andy Pyle (1977), Jim Rodford (1978) - bass ; Bob Henrit - drums (from 1989)
John Gossling (1971), Gordon Edwards (1978), Ian Gibbon (1979) - keyboards;
Mike Cotton Sound: Mike Cotton, Laurie Brown, John Beecham, Nick Newall, Zaine Griff, Alan Holmes - brass; Clem Catini - perc.;
Guests 1978: Nick Trevisik - drums; Ron Lawrence -bass;
Producer: Ray Davies; Engineer: Steve Waldman; Photo: James Wedge;
Side 1 all written by: Ray Davies if not shown...
A Rock'N' Roll Fantasy
In a foreign Land
Live Life (UK album version)
Out of the Wardrobe
Trust your Heart (Dave Davies)
Zustandsbeschreibung / grading:
Side 1 /1 0 vg+ all others are m-
vg++ (release stamp on front, minor edge wear; FOC ;)