How can anyone expect a songwriter/ performer keep producing at the level Ray was from Kinka kinks thru Muswell Hillbillies(8 records plus singles) something had to give. Everybody's in Showbiz, through Soap Opera, although not on the level of these earlier albums, these records still had some incredible moments(example: Sitting in My Hotel, You Don't Know My Name, Celluloid Heroes, Money talks, Sweet lady geneivieve, One of The Survivors, Sitting In the Midday Sun,Underneath the Neon sign, You make it all Worthwhile to name a few). They never embarassed themselves...there lesser songs were still real good to supurb. My only qualm is that these records didn't utilize Dave all all, and i think that hurt. That all changed next...Schoolboys Disgrace though Low Budget were back to some incredible music, great albums, some of the best best of the '70's!! Misfits, i feel didn't get it's due, with Rock and Roll Fantasy and Misfits as the template for this album the Kinks produced one of their best and one of the most underated albums of the '70. The '80's had the real good, Give the people What they Want and songs like Do it Again, Good Day,Summers Gone all from Word of Mouth etc. Following this they came out with State Of Confusion, another terribly underated album, it was full of outstanding songs, singing and playing. This leaves Think Visual, UK Jive and Phobia....again some great songs, and again some of Rays best. the point to all of this? NO GROUP OR SINGER has had the incredible out-put as Ray Davies/The Kinks. Even Ray and Dave's solo albums are terrific. They have been doing this for 47 years....think about this when you talk about this wonderful band.
GOD SAVE THE KINKS!
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