Definitely a worthwhile read.
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.
A little weird, to be perfectly honest. Written more like a series of fake interviews than an actual autobiography and it's obvious that a lot of the material is, frankly,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marty Byerley
Some folks have objected to Davies' concept of third person perspective. I thought it worked reasonably well. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gino
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 9 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 11 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 14 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 15 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 19 months ago by TRAVIS B.
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