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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 12:40:48 PM PDT
Cordo says:
There are two different versions of that collection, I have the one that came out on Castle in 1998. They are not identical although they have many of the same songs on them. One thing my version has is "Move Over", which was deleted from Dave's first album when the two-record set of his first two came out.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 12:49:26 PM PDT
Jimi Jac says:
Ray Davies, the first English Songwriter, to sing about Life in England

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 4:00:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012 5:50:28 PM PDT
Calling All Kinks!

Put your money where your mouth is ! Come play my new Kinks game!
It's fun! It's groovy! It needs you to be complete!

Surrender to your Kinks!

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 4:30:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012 4:50:39 PM PDT
Jimi Jac says:

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 12:05:28 AM PDT
Nate s. says:
I will join any game or discussion on the Kinks, as long as it is actually a discussion on the Kinks! No dis-respect to anyone, but personal stories should be left to another thread... like , "amazing record stores you have known". More personal stories and information about this great band would be really cool!!!

I am new to this discussion thing. So again no dis-respect and get your KINK on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 12:57:49 AM PDT
No disrespect, sirrah, as you clearly state you are new to this "discussion thing". I can tell you that joining a thriving discussion 13 pages long by starting out telling everyone what should and should not be included is not exactly the way to do it. We all seem to be having a good time discussing the Kinks and related topics, so just join in IF you have something to say, but please don't enter in the role of Discussion Cop!!!

If you know the Kinks, you know that nostalgia for days gone by is part of the whole Kinks aesthetic, so it is not surprising that we went on a jag about old record stores, old shows we attended, old book stores, etc. You know, a little bit of Do You Remember Walter?

So, why be in a huff, nhuff? Say what YOU want to say about the Kinks and leave your paddle at home, mister headmaster!!!!


Posted on Jun 5, 2012 7:39:04 AM PDT
Well played Harvey!

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 2:18:48 PM PDT
Cordo says:
I finally got to listen to The Kinks' Golders Green concert from 1974 that I got at Rasputin in downtown SF a month or so ago. It is wonderful. This is the show a few tracks of which were excerpted for the "Live at the BBC" 2-CD set. I forget which one of you was kind enough to put out the list for the 6-CD set coming out, so it is possible this whole show is on there. Ray's embarrassing statement that he was going to make a star out of back-up singer Claire Hamill in 1975 (who?) is on this version as well as the 2-CD set.

It's a short show. Most of the songs are from both Perservation albums. Dedicated Follower of Fashion is included along with Victoria and Lola. Mr. Wonderful is here along with a longer intro (than the one on Everybody's in Show Biz) from John Gosling tinkling softly at the piano. The live version of Skin and Bone, both here and on Everybody's in Show Biz, with its boogie-woogie flavor is, IMHO, superior to the album version. No songs of Dave's are included, but he really wails on "Here Comes Flash," pretty much carrying the song by himself. Dave also is very effective with Ray on Demolition and Lola, of course.

This appears to have been a later commercial transcription of a BBC program. Commercial breaks are spliced in. Ray's voice introduces the first, while the announcer introduces the last two. Breaks 1 and 3 are dead space, but Break 2 has a commercial for Pioneer Electronics featuring a short interview with Elton John, which may be why it was left in. The other sponsor is Breck Shampoo. At the end, the announcer says "BBC Presents is a BIR London/ Wavelength production." The date on the CD is 1999. Great find.

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 8:32:05 PM PDT
Nate s. says:
I joined this discussion on page 7, in hope of finding out more about a band i love but was born too late to be there from the beginning. I thought i might learn of a record or a song i've never heard of before. I think nostalgia is totally awsome and i hope you all keep on keepin' on! For me there will be "No more looking back" cause i got "Nothing to say". Except, thanks for turning me on to Wolfgangs vault! Stay Kinky everyone!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 10:30:09 PM PDT
nhuff ...Come visit my Kinks game thread, "Surrender To Your Kinks!!!" If you like what you see, stay and play! It's in the Classic Rock forum.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012 12:10:29 AM PDT
Gee, I didn't mean to run you off, nhuff, but then, you've got to have the fiber to stick around, too--even if one of these old crotchety guys takes a nip atchya.....

I would say, if you've really digested every Kinks album at your presumably (or comparatively) tender age, then that's a big point in your favor! I don't think you need to have attended Kinks shows to be a contributor here, just chime in!!!

Glad you picked up Wolfgang's Vault...that's a good find.

Nostalgia is not for the young, but for the aging and old....It is a salve made of memories, longing, and delusional hope...It is remembrance, celebration, and farewell all rolled into one moment....It is a vain swipe at Time, but it's joy helps to overcome loss & regret....It makes sweet what could be bitter and sad...It is a gentle acknowledgment of Time passing and Time victorious, yet it rescues the past and holds the future hostage even for a brief span...We visit who we were, and what of that epoch survives in us to this day.....There is good fortune in that, as there is no stopping Time and the wretched wasting away of this Gift....The sense of beauty, wonder, ecstasy, elation, discovery, kinship, and love that comes from those moments of nostalgia tells us "This Is Where I Belong" as the song says.....

When you're getting a bit gray, portly, and balding nhuff, that's when you'll get it.....Till then, enjoy the full measure of the Sun high overhead, laddie. And don't be a stranger....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012 12:56:46 AM PDT
Thanks, Daniel. That's cricket!!! Gotta fell those demon bowlers....

Cordo--sounds like a great bootleg there. I would have loved to have seen a Preservation show. PA1 is one of my favorite Kinks albums. In fact, I'm going to put it on now as I write!!! I'm even going to let it start with Preservation instead of skipping to Morning Song. The cassette that I bought at Music + in the 70's started with Morning Song, so that feels right to me. The reissue CD has it up top, though. I am wondering if maybe it was like the Overture to the whole piece that was being performed live? In that sense, I can understand why the darn record company cut it off the album (well, not really.....) but why it is important for it to be there from the perspective of the artist's conception. And for the most part, the artist's conception should rule, and the record company can take a flying crap in the ocean....

Humming along to Morning Song dainty...gentle....rolling into Daylight.....This was probably the first Kinks album that I ever bought, come to think of it....then Lola....then Golden Hour of the Kinks volume 1....Schoolboys....Sleepwalker....Soap Opera....Muswell Hillbillies....Arthur....This was all on vinyl, other than the cassette of PA1. "Sweet Genevieve" was probably the first Kinks song I learned to play on guitar, earing it out, as there was no Kinks sheet music that I knew of!!! I played it at many a party.....I think I learned every song on Golden Hour and also many from a double CD I found called "The Kinks are Well-Respected Men". It really wasn't till much later that I got the CDs for Village Green and Face to Face, which of course completely blew my mind!!! I knew many of the songs from those records, but had never heard the entire albums. But it all started from that rickety little cassette of PA1.....A Change for the Better indeed!!!

You mention Pioneer Electronics. Boy, in the 70's did I not jones for one of their gorgeous power amp/receivers, with that hypnotic blue light that glowed behind the AM/FM number lines....Pioneer's main offices were just a few miles from where I lived, too, in the San Fernando Valley, down on Balboa Blvd.....

"I wonder what became of all the rockers and the mods....
Hope they're makin' it & they've all got steady jobs...
But Rock n Roll still lives on...Yeah Rock n Roll still lives on...."

I was able to get bootleg from about 1970, I think, where the Kinks played at Pierce College, which is literally two miles from where I live...hard to imagine that they were getting booked at a local community college auditorium (not up to a Cal State, even, and light years from a UC school) while the Stones were playing for 20K at the Forum... I mean, it's not even cool like the Whiskey or the Troubador or the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium....My guess is that the Kinks had poor management and very poor support from their record company. They must have been touring behind VGPS, Arthur, and Lola, yet Pierce College was all they could get....The bootleg is a rather hollow audience recording, but the performance is really spirited....

"All your life he'll try to bowl you out....Beware the Demon Bowler!"

I am going to look at my Kinks bootlegs that I have on mp3 and see what's there. There is a really extensive list on a site called Bootleg Zone, but then BZ has extensive listings for virtually every band. If you don't know that site, Cordo, you must check it out. I have never gone to the trouble to become a member and hook up to trade, but IT IS ALL THERE, it is the Akashic record of rock n roll.....

Guess what turned up in my local CD store? Two pristine, wrapped box sets of Picture Book for only $70 each. I wanted to snap one up, but I thought maybe I should save my pennies for the BBC set instead. Any feedback on that choice, ladies & gents & nhuffs???

"I visualize when a day when people will be free
And we'll be living in a New Society...
No class distinctions, no slums or poverty...
So workers of the nation unite!!!
People of the nation unite!!!"

Put Muswell in the card CD player this week and just loving it so much....especially Holloway Jail....what a GREAT song!!! Know that one, nhuff????

Well, that's all my Kinky thoughts for the day.....

"Oppress us...molest us....possess us...."

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:32:52 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 12, 2012 9:51:25 AM PDT
Joyce says:
Dear Eddie:
not sure why you deleted, but just wanted to let you know, July 19, I am going (by myself) to see Ray at the Fillmore (West).....yay! (wish you could go with me!)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 11:11:56 AM PDT
Eddie H. says:
Joyce...That would be fun,I would love to(I am terrified to fly, I am a pain in the ass, and I'll tell my wife "honey I"m to the Fillmore with a nice lady I met on line see you in a couple of days--that would go over well LOL)....I thought the post was too long, also I read it a few times after I posted it and in the 2nd half of the post I actually didn't agree on what he was saying(After analyzing) just wasn't something I was comfortable with, because I thought he wasn't right on his last 4 TO 5 sentences!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 11:16:38 AM PDT
Joyce says:
Dear Eddie:
re: reason for deleting your problem, I understand completely....
re: reason for not flying out and coming with me to see problem, I understand completely! (was just a "perfect world", right? lol!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 11:29:21 AM PDT
Eddie H. says:
Joyce....I was thinking the same thing....and you know what, nobody knows anything, and stranger things have happened...if you know what I mean...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 12:02:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2012 12:09:14 PM PDT
Joyce says:
Dearest Eddie:
yes, indeed i do know what you mean!
(just me, thinking out loud again! maybe i shouldn' think? lol!)
thanks for the thoughts, and the post!
p.s, the longer i live, the more i realize i don't know anything, or very very little! :) :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 1:29:20 AM PDT
Eddie and Joyce--
You two are the "Terry and Julie" of this discussion.....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 1:38:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 1:40:21 AM PDT
Joyce says:
Dear Harvey:
thanks...(i think!)......(who's "terry and julie"???) oh you mean "waterloo sunset"? oh, o.k.....(i love that song!)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 2:56:43 AM PDT
They are the boyfriend and girlfriend in Waterloo Sunset yes....

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 5:55:34 AM PDT
Eddie H. says:
Some of the greatest lyrics in the English language...I get the chills just reading the words, even without music or singing....
Waterloo Sunset-Written by Ray Davies

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don't need no friends
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine

Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station
Every Friday night
But I am so lazy, don't want to wander
I stay at home at night
But I don't feel afraid
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine

Millions of people swarming like flies 'round Waterloo underground
But Terry and Julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
And they don't need no friends
As long as they gaze on Waterloo sunset
They are in paradise

Waterloo sunset's fine


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 10:30:20 AM PDT
Joyce says:
Dear Eddie:
I agree! An awesome song, and if that's "what we are", fine by me!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 10:56:06 AM PDT
Eddie H. says:
I am into it!
Love ya...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 2:50:44 PM PDT
Joyce says:
Dear Eddie:
thanks! me too!
love ya back....
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