The Kinks‘ Ray Davies has admitted he still finds the enduring popularity of his former band’s classic 1967 single ‘Waterloo Sunset‘ puzzling, and that he would like to re-write a part of the track’s lyrics.
The Kinks will re-issue three classic albums on vinyl as part of this year’s Record Store Day initiative.
If the riveting sleeve notes of ‘London: Songs to Define the City’ are anything to go by, it is a place in which ‘memories are made and dreams are fulfilled’. Maybe, but can a textbook tourist-guide like compilation really be enough to convince us accordingly? It’s a long shot.
The rock ‘n’ roll music scene of 2011 is, as you know if you read this website at all, something truly remarkable and exciting. A scroll down this page alone affords a glance at any number of noteworthy musicians, sprouting and shooting off in countless musical directions.
Rock satire, strangely, isn’t one of them. The Darkness are making a start, but they’ve a long way to go before they ever make the kind of impact The Kinks did.
Former Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has again poured cold water on any chance of a reunion with his brother Ray, telling the Daily Telegraph he still ‘can’t stand to be with him’ after decades of infamous sibling rivalry between the pair.
Dave Davies takes to the helm for this debut 1967 solo single – officially backed by The Kinks and released on ‘Something Else…’
Konk, the iconic London studio set-up by The Kinks in 1971 which has also been frequented by the likes of the Stone Roses and the Arctic Monkeys over the years, could be saved from its planned sale according to Kinks frontman Ray Davies.
Legendary British guitar group The Kinks are to re-release three classic albums in a brand new double CD deluxe format on June 13th, following the re-issue of their first three albums in March.
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