He also manages to tell a really interesting account of the early part of his life and career.
One only has to think of the "Lola versus Powerman and the Money-go-round" for evidence of his distaste for the business side of things and his loathing thereof.
This is the story of one fascinating and complex man, Raymond Douglas Davies: rebel, oddball, head case, and perhaps a pop music genius as well.
Told in a very unique way, Ray Davies' story is entertaining, mysterious, and leaves you hungry for more. The story is more complimentary to rather than a complete history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher T. Richey
I'm a ne plus ultra Kinks fan, but the structure of this as a "fictionalized" autobio makes it hard to read. Americana is much better.Published 5 months ago by Lou Mougin
This is in excellent shape and have looked for it awhile. Came quickly but not as fast as the other orders. But came as advertised.Published 7 months ago by Ernest Allen Tarzwell
Combining an intriguing narrative tool (In the future, a corporate-sponsored investigator interviews an aged and reclusive Ray Davies) and historical and allegorical insights into... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sundiegojc
I ordered a used hardcover, what did I expect? Certainly not a used library book!!! But that is what I got. No where was the book described as a used library book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by m bollen
Maudlin, self-pitying, quixotic, yet this is what makes it so engrossing (if you're a Kinks fan.)
If you really know the body of work, you already have a pretty good... Read more
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Ordinarily, only bios are unauthorized. But Ray Davies' account of growing up in postwar England, founding the most underrated band of the... Read more
Rock star auto-biographies generally share a similar pattern. The early life, influences, the rise, the fall (sex, booze and drugs) and then the rise again or whatever it may be. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by K. Keller