The Kinks: In Sweden Ep (1966)


At the conclusion of their summer 1965 American tour, the Kinks were banned from re-entering the United States by the American government for unspecified reasons. 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.

From the Ep Collection, here we have the rock/raw garage song "Milk Cow Blues" and 3 more hits of the era (all of them great!). Released as a promo in Europe after being banned in the Usa. This is a good way to start with the Kinks for all those who haven`t hear them yet. And for the collectors you ll find some great - rare cover. Yea, something to collect, plus, we are talking about the Kinks ! ! !


Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...


frumious bandersnatch said...

There were several reasons for the Kinks to be banned from US territory : erratic behaviour (getting drunk & fighting on stage), devastating hotel rooms, and above all problems with the syndicates. It's easy to forget that - listening to their mid-60s output - but in this period the band was totally out of control !
Later there were also problems with record companies but that's another story. Anyway, thanks a lot for this rare swedish EP, and for your splendid blog !

mar said...

Yeah, he pillado la happy hour del rapid!, me llevo esta joyita que a mi tambien me gustan mucho los Kinks de aquellos dias. Gracias pablo ;)

Anonymous said...

Great obscure Kinks EP - many thanks for uploading!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Very rare one, w/ rarer cover art.