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  The Kinks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kinks were prohibited from returning to the US for four years, meaning the band was naturally cut off from all the social, cultural and commercial opportunities available to their British Invasion contemporaries.
Gosling's debut with The Kinks was on "Lola", a humorous account of a confused romantic encounter with a transvestite that became a hit in both the UK and the US.
Especially notable for fans of The Kinks' 1960s achievements was "Young Conservatives," an attack on the politics of America's Ronald Reagan and on British Thatcherism that is essentially an updated sequel to "David Watts", replete with a few of the old trademark "fa-fa-fa-fa"'s.
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 The Kinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Kinks were part of the British Invasion, and their early hits, "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night" paved the way for the power chords of the next decade's hard rock.
The Kinks' next LP, "Arthur, or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire", was, along with the Who's "Tommy", an early rock opera, written for a British TV show that never aired.
Kinks' performances were known for messy musicianship and onstage arguments between Ray and Dave Davies, while Ray sometimes sprayed beer at the audience.
www.classicbands.com /kinks.html   (1049 words)

 The Kinks: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mick avory (born february 13, 1944) was the drummer for the kinks from their formation in 1963 to 1983....
Face to face is an album released by the kinks in 1966 on reprise records in the united states and pye records in the united kingdom....
Something else by the kinks is an album by the british rock and rollrock group the kinks, released in 1967....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_kinks.htm   (5653 words)

 The Kinks: lyrics, discography, pictures, biography, reviews - Onda Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kinks, Who, Pretty Things, Small Faces sono i nomi capaci di imporsi all'attenzione di una crescente frangia di pubblico che non si accontenta più dei suoni puliti e educati del beat.
I Kinks nascono alla fine del 1963 da un'idea dei fratelli Ray e Dave Davies, che si uniscono al bassista Peter Quaife; ben presto i tre sono raggiunti dal batterista Mick Avory e il gruppo attira l'attenzione del produttore americano Shel Talmy, un personaggio molto noto all'epoca che lavorerà anche con Who e Creation.
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society.
www.ondarock.it /Kinks.html   (1534 words)

 VH1.com : The Kinks : Biography
For four years, the Kinks were prohibited from returning to the U.S., which not only meant that the group was deprived of the world's largest music market, but that they were effectively cut off from the musical and social upheavals of the late '60s.
Sleepwalker, the Kinks' first album for Arista, became a major hit in the U.S. As the band was completing the follow-up to Sleepwalker, Pyle left the group and was replaced by the returning Dalton.
Instead of breaking up, the Kinks merely reshuffled their lineup, but there was a major casualty: Mick Avory, the band's drummer for 20 years, was fired and replaced by Bob Henrit.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/kinks/bio.jhtml   (1732 words)

 Kinks Klassics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Kinks - Raymond Douglas Davies, quavery singer and primary songwriter; Dave Davies, lead guitarist and secondary singer/songwriter; Pete Quaife, bassist and Mick Avory, drums - comprised the original group.
And though the group saw the usual personnel changes over the years, it was the Brothers Davies who remained the Kore Kinks (the only time I'll do the "k"-for-"c" thing, I promise!) It was the Davies' views and voices that gave the group its unique slant, its wonderful blend of the transcendent and fallibly human.
Kinks fans generally divide their heroes' output into periods.
oakhaus.home.insightbb.com /kinks.htm   (1636 words)

 Golden Age of the Kinks
The Kinks songbook of the '60s is varied and strong enough to get such a wide range of groups as fans.
The result was that the Kinks albums from this time (up to LOLA) were thought to have only chalked up a sales of a couple of thousand only after tearing up the charts a few years before that.
The runner-up or other best-loved Kinks album has to be VILLAGE GREEN, even if it mean their commercial low-point (which ought to tell you something).
www.furious.com /perfect/kinks.html   (2231 words)

 The Kinks - The Kink Kronikles
An album without the Kinks' loud, chunky rock and roll is akin to an analysis of Van Morrison without any mention of Them (indeed, considered by some souls as one of the five greatest rock groups of all time...).
Whether or not the Kinks are one of the greatest groups of all time is subjective nitpicking; arguing about it is better suited for beer bars (which is how the Kinks'd have it, I'm sure) than newsprint.
Great hits are few -- the Kinks have made U.S. top forty only twice since their first best-of, with "Lola" and "Sunny Afternoon." But great songs abound, assembled with a konnoisseur's kraft (all right, I'll stop) from available (and deleted) LPs, uncollected singles (told you I'd stop), and the vaults.
www.superseventies.com /spkinks.html   (1406 words)

 Reason to Rock: The Kinks
The Kinks were part of the original British invasion of the American airwaves.
The Kinks draw heavily on their English music hall roots, featuring a full horn section, including trombone and tuba, as well as the more customary trumpet and saxophone.
This is one of the Kinks albums during this period that was conceived and executed as an elaborate stage show for their tours.
www.reasontorock.com /artists/kinks.html   (860 words)

 The Kinks - Low Budget - Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs - SACD
The recognition of The Kinks and their music by having some of their important albums remastered using DSD technology in a time where the format is still in it’s infancy speaks clearly for the band’s output.
Whether you’re a Kinks fan or not, it’s difficult to dismiss the lively quality of their songs.
Unfortunately, while The Kinks are recognized for their output, that recognition is not a vast one.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/KinksLowBudgetSACD.html   (845 words)

 The Kinks - Wikipedia
Heute zählen die Kinks zu den Urvätern von Punk und Britpop und zahlreiche Bands wurden und werden durch ihre Musik inspiriert: The Jam, The Pretenders, Blur, The Libertines, Coldplay.
The Kinks wurden Anfang 1964 in London von den Brüdern Ray und Dave Davies gegründet, nachdem sie zuvor unter dem Namen The Ravens keinen Erfolg hatten.
Erst in den späten 1970er Jahren gelang den Kinks insbesondere in den USA ein kommerzielles Comeback: Ray Davies - angeregt durch die mittlerweile erfolgreiche Punkmusik - erinnerte sich mit den Alben Sleepwalker (1977), Misfits (1978) und Low Budget (1979) an den kraftvollen, stringenten Sound der Anfangsjahre.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kinks   (811 words)

 The Kinks
And the Kinks catalogue is also fascinating from a historical perspective, because Davies' maturation fully paralleled that of well-known British contemporaries like Lennon, Jagger/Richards, and Townshend.
The Kinks' 1960s discography is messy, with a lot of uncollected single and EP sides and rarities that have cropped up on assorted compilation albums; there's also the failed late 60s Dave Davies solo album project, which has resulted in numerous bootlegs and one official 1987 UK release that I haven't seen.
The two singles were the Kinks' last major commerical successes: the Top Ten smash "Come Dancing" is a poignant sock hop-style memorial to one of the Davies' sisters, and the weepy "Don't Forget To Dance" is thoroughly enjoyable, albeit even more old-timey and encrusted by some tacky synth lines.
www.warr.org /kinks.html   (3653 words)

 The Kinks debut album
Previously, the Kinks have received rough treatment from record companies with the release of many shoddily thrown together budget compilations.
The early Kinks were especially adept in interpreting the fl R'n'B/Blues influences and like many other great white hopes of the era, the debut album is packed with cover versions and originals that aspire to be cover versions!
If the Kinks should have imploded after this debut you still would have a lost classic that a generation of Mods would cling to for many years to come.
www.ready-steady-go.org.uk /kinks.html   (854 words)

 The Kinks Story @ CompleteIdiotsGuide.com (Complete Idiots Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The group continued to record, with three albums and several EPs in the next 2 years.
It was a modest commercial success, and was particularly well received by music critics in America, where it was favorably compared to the rock opera Tommy by The Who.
Coupled with the alcohol abuse of Avory and Dave Davies and the latters' lack of enthusiasm for the theatrical style, the band's output remained uneven and their already wobbling popularity eroded.
www.completeidiotsguide.com /encyclopedia/The_Kinks   (4203 words)

 The Kinks
Yes, the Kinks were phenomenal; they just had a nasty history of doing the right things at the wrong time, and just as often doing the wrong things at the right time.
Problem is, the Kinks just didn't have the Animals' chops or the Animals' self-assuredness or even anything vaguely approaching the Animals' stunning image: the Kinks were just one of the hundreds of average British rock bands that accidentally happened to fall upon a new, rich, innovative sound.
That said, what with all the progress, the Kinks were still standing with one foot firmly jammed in the past, and the better they get at their new style, the blander they look when doing the "old" stuff.
starling.rinet.ru /music/kinks.htm   (16616 words)

That man was the genteel, smarmy-charmy Ray Davies, who in the Kinks' jaunty songs pined intensely for the romanticized, storybook Merry Olde England of his boyhood.
In his professional life, an injunction on the Kinks from touring America from 1965-69 had greatly damaged their once-skyrocketing career; on the personal side, Ray had accidentally impregnated his barely-legal immigrant girlfriend, resulting in their hasty shotgun marriage (that's how it was done in those days).
The U.S. touring ban had also isolated the Kinks from the rock music world's largest market—a country that exercised a larger influence on international pop culture than almost all other nations combined—so it was inevitable that he became more introspective, more wistful, and definitely more English.
www.musthear.com /reviews/villagegreen.html   (398 words)

 "You Really Got Me" - Salon
When the Kinks released "You Really Got Me" in their native England on August 4, 1964, it was a classic make-or-break moment.
As a group of unknowns, the Kinks had been given no say in the selection of songs or producer at their first proper recording session in January 1964.
Producer Shel Talmy, who was also at the helm for the Who's early recordings, fancied himself another Phil Spector (according to Dave Davies), and gave the Kinks' recordings a clean sound far removed from that of their live shows.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/masterpiece/2002/07/23/you_really_got_me/index.html   (672 words)

 Kinks Kinks Kinks Books from The Bomp Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although it is the Kinks' proper British record catalog that is thoroughly examined here, Rogan provides pertinent details regarding the band's American product, including releases that were unique to the US market, such as The Kink Kronikles and The Great Lost Kinks Album, both of which contained recordings or alternate mixes otherwise unavailable.
The real truth of the Kinks, why they were important, when, and how it all went wrong are laid bare in all their hope, pain and glory.
The Kinks' influence on The Beatles and Pete Townshend are duly noted.
www.bomp.com /BompbooksKinks.html   (3029 words)

 CNN.com - Paying tribute to the Kinks' Ray Davies - April 24, 2002
Ray Davies: The songs by the Kinks' ringleader are the subject of a new tribute album.
Cohn wrote that in 1969, when the Kinks were on the outs in their native England and could not buy a hit in America.
His shows are now intimate affairs, a far cry from the theaters and arenas the Kinks played in the '70s and '80s.
www.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/24/ray.davies/index.html   (982 words)

 Well-Bred Englishman
Kinky places - photographs of London locations with Kinks significance - associated with the Big Black Smoke, which was created by Geoff and Jim Smart of Honolulu.
I have been a follower of the Kinks since "You Really Got Me" first burst on an unsuspecting world and I was a fourteen-year-old schoolboy.
Much to the astonishment of my staff, I am also keyboard player in a local rock band, in which I insist that we play several Kinks numbers, as well as some of my own songs, which are inspired by Ray Davies's "slice of life" style.
kinks.freeservers.com   (955 words)

 Amazon.com: "The Kinks - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1": Music: The Kinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While some critics say that the later Kinks were much better, that may be so, but without the success of this early music by The Kinks, there would have been no later music.
The best compilation out there capturing the Kinks in their early manic singles heyday...just before their emergence as "serious" songwriters and their turn into one of the greatest album bands ever..great package,hard to find now but great for the casual listener and those Kink heads...Rhino quality like always is there.
The Kinks were one of the top bands of the era, and Ray Davies was a great songwriter.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000032AP?v=glance   (1029 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Ultimate Collection: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He received not a penny of royalties throughout the Kinks' late-1960s heyday, due to a management dispute.
This collection is superb BUT a third disc would have allowed for a full appreciation of The Kinks when they were stadium rockers Stateside in the late 70s and early 80s.
Might I suggest that folk wishing to gain a truer insight into the Kinks work post 1970 would be better directed to the comilation albums 'Celluloid Heroes' (RCA material) and 'Come Dancing' (Arista later material).
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005V4WI   (1259 words)

The Kinks were one of the few groups that grew to fame during the 1960s 'beat boom' and were still creating successful singles in the 1970s.
The Kinks had no less than five UK EPs released during the 1960s and the one shown on the right is the first of them.
The Kinks have been one of the truly great institutions to have been brought to us through the advent of the group sound of the 1960s.
www.45-rpm.org.uk /dirk/kinks.htm   (389 words)

 Kinks Discography at CD Universe
The Kinks: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Dave Davies (vocals, guitar); Nick Newell (saxophone, keyboards); John Gosling, Ian Gibbons (keyboards); John Dalton, Andy Pyle, Ron Lawrence, Jim Rodford (bass); Nick Trevisik, Mick Avory, Henrit (drums).
The Kinks: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar); Dave Davies (guitar, background vocals); Ian Gibbons (keyboards, background vocals); Jim Rodford (bass guitar, background vocals); Mick Avory (drums).
For as long as the notoriously combative siblings could comfortably coexist, the Kinks continued to ply their intelligent brand of Brit-rock.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Kinks/a/Kinks.htm   (276 words)

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