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Name Ten Groups Better Than The KINKS From The 60's


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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012, 12:24:50 PM PDT
MiBoDoCa says:
Kinks Kronikles is an awesome compilation. Timothy, you must read the liner notes. Essential reading!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012, 12:25:46 PM PDT
MiBoDoCa says:
I don't think we've had that many disagreements although I may have busted them a bit hard on the "covers" issue!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012, 12:26:23 PM PDT
MiBoDoCa says:
Elvis Fan, How many Elvis CDs do you own?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012, 12:30:47 PM PDT
Hinch says:
We agree on many, if not most things.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012, 6:59:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 31, 2012, 6:59:42 PM PDT
JJMMWGDuPree says:
Which version of the Kinks are we referring to here? The original Kinks were a not very good rock'n'roll/rhythm and blues band (Ray Davis says that he wrote 'You really got me' whilst he was trying to work out the chords to 'Louie Louie'. So they were a band that couldn't even work out the chords to Louie Louie... Of such are legends made).

However, once The Beatles had made it OK to write your own material The Kinks came into their own and Davis cranked off a whole slew of classics singles for the group.

Basically The Beatles were better, The Rolling Stones were just as good, and the Dave Clark 5 were the most rubbish group on the planet until The Bee Gees came along... Actually I'm not so sure about that last one.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012, 7:05:45 PM PDT
Bernard J. says:
I think it was Davies, rather than Davis.
Their take on Got Love If You Want It was good r&b.
While the DC5 weren't in the same league as the Kinks, Stones, they were still pretty good.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012, 10:43:24 PM PDT
Yes, I find this pretty easy also.

The Beatles
The Who
Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
The Byrds
The Temptations
The Yardbirds
Led Zeppelin
Cream
Beach Boys

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2012, 11:06:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 31, 2012, 11:08:57 PM PDT
Hinch says:
I love every phase of The Kinks.

"trying to work out the chords to 'Louie Louie'" doesnt = not being able to work out the chords. Since they recorded the song, apparently they did work it out. If I'm "trying" to work out chords of a particular song, it doesnt mean I cant. It just means I dont know them to begin with and I have to figure them out. The Beatles, and everyone who plays an instrument did/does the same thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 2:23:03 AM PDT
Bernard J. says:
The Kinks did a good job of 'Louie Louie' .
I like Pete Quaife's booming bass. Ray later admitted that could have done a better job on the lead vocal. "I was reading a magazine while doing the vocal at the same time. That's how cocky I was".

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 3:12:58 AM PDT
Hinch says:
I think many artists look back and think they could have done a better job on certain recordngs.

lol! Thats funny. Reading while recording. At least his ego isnt to big to admit stuff likethat.

The Kinks were a great band. I saw them 3 times in the late 70s/early 80s.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 3:16:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2012, 3:36:43 AM PDT
Bernard J. says:
He (Ray) said his performance was "dreadful". He does sound rather flat.

I think the last Kinks tour of Australia was in 1982. I didn't get to see them. Ray has come here since as a solo performer, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 3:38:27 AM PDT
Hinch says:
1982 may be the last time I saw them.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 9:32:05 AM PDT
Bob Bykowski says:
1) The Beatles
2) The Who
3) The Rolling Stones
4) The Byrds
5) The Beach Boys
6) Creedence Clearwater Revival
7) Love
...but, at that point, the Kinks really DO need to fall into place !

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 9:49:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2012, 9:50:11 AM PDT
One World says:
There you go with Justin Bieber again. Live the kid alone before I call social services to report you for child abuse!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 3:44:02 PM PDT
JJMMWGDuPree says:
Could I prevail upon you to add "with the exception of JJ Dupree" after the word 'everyone' in your previous post?

Anyone else who, like me, simply listens to what the chords are can request their own exemption.

Posted on Apr 1, 2012, 4:00:54 PM PDT
There are probably dozens of bands better than the Kinks from the 60's, but, they had a great lead songwriter, in Raymond Douglas Davies, and a very good, though not great, lead guitarist in his brother Dave. It was just that, as a band, they were not great.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 4:05:41 PM PDT
Hinch says:
Not everyone can just listen to a record and instantly know what the chords are. I suppose some can.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 4:11:50 PM PDT
Hinch says:
I suppose it's a matter of opinion, but to me The Kinks were a great band. Along with The Beatles and The Animals, The Kinks were one of my top 3 favorite bands around '64-'66.

Also, Dave is a very underrated guitar player. Great? A matter of opinion.

Besides being a very good songwriter, Ray was also a great vocalist and had a very good stage presence.

Posted on Apr 1, 2012, 4:20:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2012, 4:25:31 PM PDT
MountainMojo says:
Let's see, is this bands who's brothers beat the crap out of each other, even on stage, or just any band?

1) The Beatles
2) The Yardbirds
3) The Animals
3.5) Eric Burdon and the Animals
4) Pink Floyd
5) Creedence Clearwater Revival
6) Jefferson Airplane
7) Cream
8) The Doors
9) ok.... The Kinks
10 what the hell.... The Monkees ;=) / The Who / Zep - albums 1 & 2 made it in the 60s / Velvet Underground/Stones/etc etc etc.....

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 5:36:58 PM PDT
I bought it used off Amazon. Came right away and in great shape. I paid a little more than I should have because it was not available new...but it was still only like $15.00. Great CD's!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 5:54:38 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 5:59:07 PM PDT
Dude...chill. It's just music. Don't listen to him if you don't like his music.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 6:01:54 PM PDT
Wayne Klein says:
Errr...I LOVE The Kinks. There's no way The Dave Clark Five could even come close. They made some good music but lyrically and musically Ray Davies was one of the best composers of the 1960's, 1970's.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 6:02:18 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012, 6:04:00 PM PDT
Wayne Klein says:
+1. It's a nearly perfect Kinks Kompilation!
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