Bug

May 7, 2002 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: November 30, 1999
  • Label: KOCH Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 KOCH RECORDS
  • Total Length: 1:06:57
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  • ASIN: B00124BMW8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,701 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 19, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I saw Dave in concert in May this year 2002. The Kinks were and are my favorite band, so this was the closest I have come as of yet to seeing them live. Not only was I NOT disappointed, Dave kicked some rear, bigtime! I had expected just old Kinks songs, but half the set was new stuff. So the next day (the songs were driving me crazy stuck in my head) I went out and got Bug. Long having heard every last Kinks song, this CD was like a breath of that old hometown air that you long to breathe in. No, I hardly even miss Ray or his songwriting while listening. I never thought I would say that, but 'ole Dave is even way more talented than I ever knew. Makes me wonder if it really was as much Ray or perhaps a Big Brother type konspiracy! Daves voice is remarkably similar to Ray's on this (so close on some that I had to look at the liner notes to see if it was Ray in a guest appearance!), as is the songwriting. The only things that are missing to me (ever so slightly) are the lower 'Ray' vocal harmony when Dave starts singing in the stratosphere and for the briefest of moments that old, cheap acoustic guitar sound of the Kinks' past. 'Rock You, Rock Me', 'Flowers in the Rain', 'Fortis Green', 'True Phenomenon' and 'De-Bug' are melodic masterpieces that will stay in your head for days. What am I saying???, the whole album does! To the rest of the Brit Invasion, yer all OLD! Dave Davies kicks yer arse once again!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By hyperbolium on May 9, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Best known as the guitarist in the Kinks, Dave Davies songwriting and solo recordings have never received the popular recognition of his older brother's compositions and their band's albums. But the sporadic schedule of his solo releases has often resulted in the venting of pent-up creativity (rather than rustiness or obsolescence), and that explosion of musicality is exactly what listeners will find on his new album.
Davies' first solo studio creation since 1983's "Chosen People" resounds with the sort of vitality found in his best work with the Kinks. His latest batch of rock 'n' roll songs are a distinct departure from the experimental efforts he's recorded in recent years (e.g., 1998's "Purusha and the Spiritual Planet"), and the studio production is more focussed and polished than the demos and "official bootlegs" he's recently made available.
The thirteen original tunes are sure to please Kinks fans, from the bluesy riffs and science-fiction theme of the title track to the autobiographical "Fortis Green." The latter, a concert staple for several years, has only now found release in a studio incarnation. Davies' guitar prowess is on display throughout, from the power chords of "Whose Foolin' Who," "It's Ain't Over, 'Till It's Done!" and "Why" to the hard-edged riffs of "The Lie!" Having coined these sounds in the '60s and '70s, it's clear that they form the base of Davies' musical language. His singing voice, perhaps a notch thinner than his brother's, is still very expressive, with a haunting familiarity.
The slower tunes include the quiet, piano-driven pieces "Flowers in the Rain," and power-ballad "Rock You, Rock Me.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By W. M. Davidson on September 29, 2005
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This album is a stunning accomplishment, not only for a "'60s survivor" like Dave Davies (who prior to "BUG" hadn't recorded an album in 20 years!) but for anyone. Dave's guitar playing is as clean, sharp, and powerful as it has ever been, and the same goes for his vocals. His batch of songs for "BUG," loosely interconnected by the aliens/spirituality motif that runs through a lot of Dave's solo work, are some of the very best of his entire career, combining strong melodies and hard rock power. Dave continues to hit on some odd themes in his lyrics (government conspiracies, alien mind control, meditation, etc.), but his overall message of respect and peace comes through with a sincerity and honesty that is absolutely refreshing to hear. The production is also great-- real muscle in the guitars and drums, with tasteful keyboard flourishes and even some well-integrated electronic beats!

"BUG" is one of the most vivid and lively rock albums of the last several years. Dave Davies may not be a young man anymore, but his creative fire is still burning brightly and we'll hopefully hear more from him soon. Keep rocking Dave!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William Patrick Maynard on May 11, 2002
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The nine years since the last studio effort from The Kinks have been bridged by reissues and live efforts. Now, finally, Dave Davies presents a new studio album, BUG. This fifty-something Rock 'n' Roll Hall-of-Famer has lost nothing in the intervening years. In fact, he has never been better as a songwriter, singer, or (sacreligious as it sounds) a guitarist than he is on this excellent effort. The younger Davies is truly the keeper of The Kinks' legacy as he demonstrated on his superb 2000 live release ROCK BOTTOM. His new release, BUG, features equally scintillating rockers like "Whose Foolin' Who", "It Ain't Over, Till It's Done", "The Lie", and "Let Me Be" that match the power chord brilliance of his old band's legendary hits. Davies is no rock dinosaur. Witness the modern rockers "Displaced Person" and the title track or the techno numbers, "De-Bug" and "Life After Life." For lovers of Brit-Pop who look to The Kinks' quieter, more subtle, and less commercial gems--there's the quirky "Fortis Green" and the moving "Flowers in the Rain." Die-hard fans will be familiar with the former (as well as "True Phenomenon" and "Let Me Be") from one of his several internet-only releases on his meta media label. Rest assured, the songs have been transformed from their humble origins and sound fresh and exciting. This is the first great rock album of the twenty-first century. The past is gone, but Dave Davies still has a way to go.
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