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I used to love Ray. Kinks fan my whole life. I own every album.
Great song writer? Yes. Cheap bastard whose only thought is himself? Yes.
Many a Kinks fan will not be able to deal with the truth. Everything is direct quotes, many right out of Ray's mouth. Nothing is conjecture. Emotional vampire, selfish, narcissistic, and mentally unstable. If Ray had a rectal transplant, it would reject him. He is a lie. It's all he does. He tells the same story with three different endings. He treats everyone around him like garbage.
I wanted to like Ray, but he's a bastard. I'd read every other autobiography, but this was the best and most comprehensive.
Oh how my heart goes out to Dave and the abuse he suffered over the years, to whom without his guitar sound, Ray would be a divorced architects assistant in a London suburb today and there would be no Kinks.
He is the older brother we all hated as kids. He is basically a bully.
He bewails the loss of his dear sister as a kid, but treats his living brother in the most horrible nasty manner.
Hey Ray, if Dave hadn't pulled you out of your vomit when you were overdosing that time, oh yeah, you'd be dead. You forgot about that. He seems to relish his brother's poor health and having to still play gigs to make a living at 68.
Dave, I hope you are there at the end to hold Ray's hand in the hospital and say, "Well despite it all, I care about you Ray." That way you can make Ray squirm until the end and be uncomfortable.
There called emotions Ray. Other people have them too.
Watch the Rock and Roll induction ceremony where Ray tells Dave not to "!@#$ it up" with a nasty slight and then follows by telling the audience how Mick is now out of work and is available to do masonry work. He wasn't joking.
Ray's next album should be titled, "It's about me, it's all about me."
Ray is a piece of !@#$. 80% of his complaints about the managers and music people are crap. He was lucky to have Larry Page. Don't let the broken down codger crap fool you.
The Kinks will never get back together.
Why weren't the Kinks as successful as they could have been? Ray "It's my way or the highway" Davies.
Mick Avory has the personality of a cucumber.
I have met Dave. He is a down to earth guy. If he hadn't made it in music, he'd be a mechanic, down at the pub with the guys on Friday night.
I have met Ray. See my comments above. He also cheats at cards and still owes me money for driving his lazy !@# to the airport all those times in the late 1970's early 1980's. He's the kind of guy at work how steals other people's lunches.
The clock is ticking Ray. Thanks for being another working class hero who turned out to be a fake phoney. You have a narrow time frame to do right by Dave, until then, never another album, never another concert.
Written with great integrity,Johhny Rogan is required reading in this genre.