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Bug

May 7, 2002

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Who's Foolin' who
4:38
2
It Aint Over, 'Till It's Done!
3:59
3
The Lie!
6:01
4
Let Me Be
3:37
5
Displaced Person
4:55
6
Rock You, Rock Me
6:53
7
Flowers In The Green
3:38
8
Fortis Green
5:46
9
Why?!!
4:36
10
The Phenomenon
4:56
11
Bug
5:14
12
De-Bug
3:59
13
Life After Life (Transformation)
8:45

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Product Details

  • 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: #365,785 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No second fiddle! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave the Rave returns in force 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful solo album from Kinks guitarist 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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4.0 out of 5 stars This one won't bug you too much June 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who loves the Kinks will be aware that, despite his acknowledged reputation as a fuzzbox-fuelled hard rocker, Dave Davies was also responsible for some of the group's most reflective and sensitive songs. 'BUG' features both sides of his musical persona in spades, but what comes through for the first time is an up-beat sense of humour only previously displayed in live shows. Songs such as 'Why?!!' and the title track (greeted with polite puzzlement when premiered live here in London last year) show Dave venturing successfully into the lyrically playful territory more usually associated with his elder sibling (the name eludes me . . .). 'Fortis Green' is a touching exercise in the kind of whimsical nostalgia for which his old band are so beloved (this one at least received enthusiastic nods of approval at Dave's Camden gig), while 'De-Bug' and 'Life After Life (Transformation)' are catchy ambient/trance numbers that will be a pleasant surprise for anyone unfamiliar with Dave's Internet-only material.
'BUG' proves that while he was a hugely important part of the Kinks' sound, Dave Davies is a significant songwriter and performer in his own right. With solo material like this, perhaps we can wait a little longer for the next Kinks studio album after all . . .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dave Rocks!!! No Foolin' !!!
On the first power chord in the first song "Whose Foolin' Who" you hear it, yea!, that's the rippin slashin distorted "You Really Got Me" Kinks thing. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Anthony Fernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Bugged!
Almost 20 years between albums, and Dave picks up right where he left off - with themes of spiritual change, extraterrestrial visitations, broken hearted love and government... Read more
Published on December 21, 2003 by Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Knows how to Please his Fans
Loved Bug! Listening to it again now as I type this. Fortis Green sounds like it belongs on the Village Green. Rock You Rock Me is classic! Dave seems to get better as he ages!
Published on March 14, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars middle age music fan finds something new
I AM MIDDLE AGED, HAD OF COURSE HEARD OF THE KINKS, BUT NEVER DREAMED THE DEPTH AND SCOPE OF THEIR WORK. THEY HAVE DEFINITELY BEEN UNDERRATED AND UNDERPUBLICIZED ALL THESE YEARS. Read more
Published on March 7, 2003
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not as good as his earlier stuff...
I am a rabid Kinks and Dave Davies fan. I have every Kinks and previous Dave Davies album on vinyl and am working to replace them on CD. My favorite Dave Davies album is AFL1... Read more
Published on September 23, 2002 by Mark Bentcover
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Davies Delivers!
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. Read more
Published on May 11, 2002 by William Patrick Maynard
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the (20 year) Wait
This album brings the long overdue return of one of rock and roll's true greats. I won't waste your time with brotherly comparisons; chances are if you're reading this you love... Read more
Published on May 10, 2002 by William J. Praksti
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