1.09.2008

The Kinks: The Kinks (1º,with bonus,1964)

Although the best of the Kinks' early work is among the best British Invasion music, their initial pair of albums was far less consistent than those of the Beatles, Stones, and Who. Aside from the great "You Really Got Me," this was a shabby, disappointing set with surprisingly thin production. As R&B cover artists, the Kinks weren't nearly as adept as the Stones and Yardbirds; Ray Davies' original tunes were, "You Really Got Me" aside, perfunctory Merseybeat-ish pastiches; and a couple of tunes that producer Shel Talmy penned for the group, "Bald Headed Woman" and "I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain," were simply abominable. The rave-up treatments of the R&B standards "Got Love If You Want It" and "Cadillac" were good, and the simple "Stop Your Sobbing" would eventually be covered by the Pretenders, but overall this is real patchy. The CD reissue, however, is a great improvement, adding a wealth of bonus tracks from early singles and their first EP, some excellent. The ferocious "All Day and All of the Night" was a classic hit whose razor riffing outdid even "You Really Got Me," and the B-sides "It's Alright" and "I Gotta Move" are tremendous frenetic lost gems. There are also a couple of previously unissued cuts: an alternative take of "Too Much Monkey Business" and an early, Beatle-ish original, "I Don't Need You Any More."(allmusic)

LINK ALBUM: YOU REALLY GOT ME !
LINK BONUS: YOU STILL WANT ME

(THE KINKS: PERSONAL FAVORITES)

10 comments:

ikarus said...

gracias por este diskazo y suerte kon este nuevo blog

leno said...

The Kinks! yes!!! my second all time favorite band. i already have this, but just to let you know, it's an excellent start as far as an introduction to the Kinks goes. Long live the Kinks!!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a Blog!! Do you have The Balloon Farm Cd!!!to post Thanks Marcus

zackmvh said...

Gracias por el disco tan garage beat Pablo,

suerte y saludos!

Anonymous said...

Vaya debut discográfico!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks very much for posting these. great blog with cool details.

:)

Botánico said...

Thanks a lot! I only have listened to their albums Arthur or the decline and fall of the British Empire and, of course, Face to Face, which are really fantastic.

vinelis said...

Gracias por los discos de kinks...los escuchaba mucho hace mas de cuarenta años, jeje.
Y tenes de Human Beinz, me canse de buscarlos por la red. Me gustaban muchisimo...pero solo superan la prueba del tiempo algunos temas...buenisimo tu blog.
Me gustaria hacerte aportes...no se como...vos diras
musicacisum@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Gracias!





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