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  Dave Davies - Biography - AOL Music
Dave also occasionally wrote songs for the Kinks that showed him to be a writer of considerable skill and wit, if not up to the same level as Ray.
In the 1980s, Dave finally began a solo career in earnest, releasing a series of mainstream rock albums and various collections of demos and outtakes that found little critical or commercial acclaim, before his work was neatly summarized on Unfinished Business: Dave Davies Kronikles 1963-1998.
Davies suffered a major stroke in 2004 and used composing and painting as therapy during the lengthy recovery period that followed.
music.aol.com /artist/dave-davies/16868/biography   (322 words)

 www.myspace.com/davedavies47   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dave Davies' 'My Space' page is newly opened and is currently a work in progress.
Dave created a revolutionary guitar sound in the early 60's that turned rock 'n roll guitar playing on it's head when he slashed the speaker cone of an Elpico amp with a razor blade and fed it into a larger amp.
As lead guitarist and founder of The Kinks, Dave Davies is one of the most unpredictable and original forces in rock, without whom guitar-rock styles including heavy metal and punk would have been inconceivable.
www.myspace.com /davedavies47   (1028 words)

 Dave Davies @ Bravo FAQ
Dave Davies and Ray Davies grew up in the same area and went to school with Rod Stewart, and all three played on the school soccer team.
Dave has increasingly gained attention for his Spiritual Planet website, which is the latest manifestation of his ever-intensifying spiritual search that began in earnest in the very early 1970s, when, he says, he felt his "life was leaking spiritually" and decided to do something about it.
The net effect is that Ray and Dave Davies have no control over the licensure of their early songs and that some of their best albums, such as Face to Face, have been unavailable in the U.S. for 30 years.
cw.mariancollege.edu /dschimpf/DaveFAQ.htm   (1197 words)

 An Unofficial Dave Davies Solo Tour FAQ
Dave seemed to be thoroughly enjoying himself, though a little distressed by the amount of fiddling about that Andrew was doing with (Andrew's) guitars during the show.
Dave told us that, as this was the first show in a while, it was really a rehearsal, and that he was experimenting on us.
Dave was continually adjusting his foot pedal, and a couple of times was accosted by a fly-away microphone that whacked him in the mouth, once startling him and causing him to lose his place altogether.
www.ravingdavefans.com /clohrev.shtml   (2434 words)

 HitSession Review: Dave Davies, Supersuckers
As the lead guitarist for the Kinks, Dave Davies always seemed to be in the shadow of his charismatic brother, Ray.
But Dave was responsible for some of the Kink's most memorable guitar riffs ("You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night,") and also provided excellent backup singing for the band.
Dave's favorite Kinks hits are here, ("David Watts," "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night,", "Tired of Waiting") but it's Dave's own compositions that really shine.
www.hitsession.com /cdreviews/cd62000.html   (554 words)

 AMZ - February, 1999 - Dave Davies
Led by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, and a raucous, nasty guitar tone as epitomized by the song "You Really Got Me," the Kinks never quite hit as big in the United States as in Europe.
The two sides of Dave's musical output come together in "Unfinished Business," a 2-disc set featuring the best of the Kinks on one CD, and a second disc showcasing the best moments of his own solo career.
As lead guitarist for the Kinks, Dave was responsible for such legendary riffs as those found in "All Day and All of the Night" and "You Really Got Me," which was later covered by Van Halen (among other acts).
www.music-reviewer.com /02_99/newrel18b.htm   (446 words)

 CREEM ONLINE: Dave Davies — A Kink Stands Alone
One of pop music's most famous siblings is Dave Davies, lead guitarist, sometime singer, and infrequent songwriter for the Kinks.
In the first place, Dave Davies' singing voice makes "Heart of Glass" sound like "Boris the Spider." I mean, only your dog can hear some of the notes he hits on this LP.
Davies admits that for a number of years he couldn't tell who was in the band anymore, but says, "I think that came out of the concept thing.
www.creemmagazine.com /_site/BeatGoesOn/Kinks/AKinkStandsAlone001.html   (1192 words)

 Dave Davies @ Towson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Dave Davies' Kinks Kronikles is a review of classic rock British Invasion style, featuring Kinks songs near and dear to Dave and selections from his new album.
Davies walked to the edge of the stage to tear a new one into one of the most memorable rock solos recorded, proving his guitar abilities still set the neck afire.
This is Davies' ninth tour of the States since embarking on a solo career as The Kinks have remained on hiatus.
www.rockontour.net /mmdd.html   (1025 words)

 Dave Davies MP3 Downloads - Dave Davies Music Downloads - Dave Davies Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Koch's 2006 release Kinked is a single-disc compilation of Dave Davies' work from the late '90s and early 2000s.
When Dave Davies racked up a couple British hits in 1967, rumors were rife that the Kinks' lead guitarist would cut a solo album of his own.
Chosen People is Dave Davies' third solo album, and by this release he seemed to have gotten it right.
www.mp3.com /dave-davies/artists/13189/discography.html   (1510 words)

 Dave Davies
Dave: No, that’s funny, I mean Ray is very secretive about his ideas — why not, the times that the Kinks have been ripped off, especially in the early years, it makes you a little bit cautious about telling anybody what you’re doing.
Dave: I guess I’d like to think it’s all encompassing, I think that what went wrong with religion is the same thing that went wrong with politics.
Dave: Of course there is. There’s a song on BUG called “True Phenomenon” and its based on personal experience but it’s also a metaphor for spiritual change.
members.tripod.com /earcandy_mag/davedavies.htm   (3267 words)

 Stubble Interview of Dave Davies - Previous Issue
I met Dave shortly before the interview and shared some rather unusual cake concoction in honor of his birthday, here it isÂ….
Dave: Well, I met the guys at school and there was three of us.
Dave: I think that part of being in a band is...
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 Dave Davies
From the opening brusque guitar line of the opening "Who's Fooling Who", Dave Davies quickly reminds you of his rock and roll credentials as one of the original sources of the heavy metal guitar lick.
There's a punky undertow to much of what Dave does, but he does come up with surprises like the post Shadows guitar opening on "The Lie", the vocal of which sounds so much like brother Ray.
Dave Davies was number 10 in the August 2004 playlist
www.feenstra.co.uk /bands/davedavies/davedavies.htm   (306 words)

 Amazon.ca: Live at the Bottom Line: Music: Dave Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The younger Davies arguably invented heavy metal with his metallic, bar-chord-crunch guitar style and his brashness fueled the band's energetic live shows.
Dave Davies delivers a spunky and heartfelt set of KINKS classics, obscure hits, and songs from his solo career that is guaranteed to delight both KINKS fans and casual listeners alike.
Dave Davies has captured and brought back to life some of the finest songs ever written and recorded by The Kinks, as well as some solo material he has recorded over the years.
www.amazon.ca /Live-Bottom-Line-Dave-Davies/dp/B00004TJ95   (735 words)

 DesignWald Haus Style Dave Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The younger brother of Ray Davies has for almost 30 years stood in the frontline of The Kinks.
Interestingly, while the elder Davies did not release a solo record until 1998, Dave had a UK number 3 hit with "Death Of A Clown" in 1967 and followed it with a Top 20 placing, "Susannah's Still Alive'.
In 1967 Dave set about recording a solo album which did not see the light of day until almost 20 years later when parts were released as The Album That Never Was in 1988.
www.designwald-rappenau.de /html/haus_davies.html   (202 words)

 Dave Davies
n his precocious youth, Dave Davies may have been a handful for his mum and pa, but his curiosity and mischievousness helped land him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Because he was the lead singer and main songwriter, Ray Davies understandably was the group's frontman.
Granted, Davies enjoys the side projects - among other things, he's working on an animated film with one of his sons - but the door remains open for the Kinks.
www.pauseandplay.com /davedavies.htm   (1200 words)

 Dave Davies
Throughout the Kinks’; 30-plus-year history, his ballsy guitar tone and strangled falsetto vocals were as necessary to the band as Ray’s brooding class consciousness and unassailable melodies.
Further evidence includes the gleeful snarl of "Love Me Till The Sun Shines" and the bratty reading of "David Watts" (Davies’ pre-teen-like wail is perfect for the schoolboy revenge fantasy), though the version of "You Really Got Me" is curiously flaccid.
There are also fine quieter moments, including "Tired of Waiting" (dedicated to Ray) and "Too Much on My Mind." Like his older brother, Davies has a tendency toward cheesy hard-rock-isms (see the silly sci-fi of "Psycho Lounge") and self-indulgence (there is no need for 27 tracks on this album).
www.citypaper.net /articles/072700/mus.dq2.shtml   (286 words)

 Amazon.com: Kinked: Music: Dave Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dave is like Buried Treasure, he's been out there for over Forty Years now but you have to dig a little for the Loot.
Dave's voice is so crystal clear and soulful on both of these songs.
KINKED is a thoughful collection of works from Dave's lengthy career (albeit it does leave off some of his best tracks from "Bug", the album that I rank as one of the finest all-time any-time albums).
www.amazon.com /Kinked-Dave-Davies/dp/B000CC4W2I   (1430 words)

 Dave Davies : Chosen People - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Davies still rocks out, but there are more ballads present.
The songs here are much more melodic and Davies finally displays that wonderful voice that was buried on the other two releases.
Yes, his trademark guitar is found throughout, but so are beautiful, heartbreaking songs, such as "Is It Any Wonder." Dave Davies has spent much of his career in the shadow of his brother and the band the Kinks.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,73185,00.html   (315 words)

 Amazon.ca: Transformation: Music: Dave Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Bug illustrates Davies' versatility with sweet ballads 'Flowers in the Rain' and hard rockers 'Who's Fooling Who' and culminates in the remarkable song arc 'Bug'-'De-Bugged'-'Life After Life'.
Dave Davies is Perhaps Best Known as a Founding Member of the Kinks, One of the Most Endearing and Influential Groups in Rock History.
On May 23rd 2003, Dave Staged "transformation: A Concert for a Cause" at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California in Aid of the Soroptimist of the Verdugos (A Charity Involved in Human Rights Issues).
www.amazon.ca /Transformation-Dave-Davies/dp/B000A7BBI8   (347 words)

 NPR : Dave Davies
Dave Davies is currently senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, where he has worked since 1990 covering government and politics.
Before joining the Daily News, Dave was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio, and city hall correspondent for WHYY-FM.
Born and raised in Texas, Dave graduated from the University of Texas in 1975.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4516524   (168 words)

 Dave Davies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dave Davies (born David Russell Gordon Davies, 3 February 1947, in Muswell Hill, London, England) was a singer and guitarist with the English rock band The Kinks, which he founded with Pete Quaife in 1963.
Davies had a turbulent relationship with Avory, and is a reason behind latter's departure from the band in the mid 1980s, although the two had been roommates in the mid 1960s).
In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Davies 88th on the list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dave_Davies   (570 words)

 Dave Davies, songwriter and guitarist of The Kinks
Dave Davies, songwriter and guitarist of The Kinks
But hidden in the middle of the group's mini-personality profile, lead guitarist Dave Davies, then of all seventeen, listed some of his "early influences.
Dave Davies' favorites were American bluesman Big Bill Broonzy, jazz guitar innovator Tal Farlow, and British RandB leader Cyril Davies (no relation).
adam-art.ch /kinks/davies1.html   (422 words)

 John Carpenter: Bios: Dave Davies
DAVE DAVIES is one of the founding members of the legendary rock band, The Kinks.
Born in Muswell Hill, London, Davies now resides in Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting and composing for feature film projects.
Davies has worked with John on two films, In the Mouth of Madness and Village of the Damned and has composed music for the films of other directors such as Wim Wenders.
www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com /pages/bios/ddavie.html   (114 words)

 Glamour - Dave Davies - Song Listings
Continuing on his solo way, Glamour is a bit of a letdown after such a great first effort.
Once again, Davies handles all the singing, songwriting, producing, and playing (except for drums) to great effect.
Davies would abandon his solo career after this and return to the Kinks, but he left behind two impressive albums well worth anyone's listen.
www.mp3.com /albums/28260/summary.html   (377 words)

 Dave Davies
"David Russell Gordon Davies" (born February 3, 1947) was a singer and guitarist with the British rock band The Kinks, which he founded with Pete Quaife in 1963.
Although never attaining the fame and reputation of his older brother, who wrote and sang lead on most of the Kinks' songs, Dave Davies wrote some hits himself (notably "Death of a Clown" and "Living on a Thin Line"), and his unusual, high-pitched voice was a vital part of the Kinks' sound.
Davies published an autobiography, entitled ''Kink'', in 1996.
www.artistopia.com /dave-davies   (220 words)

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