THE KINKS – 10th Album ‘MUSWELL HILLBILLIES’ Came Out 50 Years Ago

Back in time

24 November 2021

Band: THE KINKS
Who: Legendary Brit-beat-pop band led
by iconic singer/songwriter Ray Davies
Active: 1963-1996 / 24 studio LPs

Anniversary album: MUSWELL HILLBILLIES
Released: 24 November 1971 – 50 years ago today

Pitchfork says : “Muswell Hillbillies may very well be the best
Kinks album you never heard, a scathing but witty take on urban
renewal. No, it’s not quite a concept album, more like an idea album,
a buncha songs that are a bit downbeat in theme but lively in execution.”

Full review here. Score: 9/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Where have all the good Kinks times gone?

Highlights: 20th Century Man / Have A Cup Of Tea / Oklahoma U.S.A.

– 20th CENTURY MAN –

– HAVE A CUP OF TEA –

– OKLAHOMA U.S.A. –

Full album stream…

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THE KINKS: All Albums

4 Number Ones: THE BEATLES – THE STONES – THE KINKS – SLADE

13 September 2021

Four number ones in the UK
on this day in 1964 – 1965 – 1968 – 1972

Band: The Kinks
Song: You Really Got Me

No 1 on 13 September 1964

THE KINKS: Discography

Band: The Rolling Stones
Song: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

No 1 on 13 September 1965

THE ROLLING STONES: Discography

Band: THE BEATLES
Single: HEY JUDE

No 1 on 13 September 1968

THE BEATLES: Discography

Band: SLADE
Single: MAMA WEER ALL CRAZEE NOW

No 1 on 13 September 1972

SLADE: Discography

TOYAH To ROBERT: “You Really Got Me”

19 July 2021

Probably the most famous couple on YouTube for months now.
Yes, I’m talking (again) about jolly couple TOYAH and her beloved
ROBERT going out of their minds every week with their Sunday
Cover Lunch Sessions.

Assisted by their spooky friend Sydney it’s Kinks time
now, with the trio trashing their timeless blockbuster
You Really Got Me.

Go for it, Toyah

The original

TOYAH: Facebook

Happy 77 To Living Kink Legend RAY DAVIES!

21 June 2021

Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, the former frontman of THE KINKS,
one of the most iconic bands ever, was born on 21st June 1944.

Happy 77 to a brilliant singer/songwriter, a colorful storyteller
and an engrossing observer. A genuine British pop star who
wrote countless timeless gems and still is alive and kicking
as a bona fide solo performer!

To start the legendary kink‘s birthday party Turn Up The Volume
selected three big Ray moments…

– A WELL RESPECTED MAN –

– LOLA –

– MESSAGE FROM THE ROAD –
(Goosebumps ballad from his 2017 solo album Americana)

RAY DAVIES: Biography –  Facebook

Happy 74 To Kink DAVE DAVIES – Here’s His Solo Debut Hit ‘DEATH OF A CLOWN’

Top singles from the past…

3 February 2021

Artist: DAVE DAVIES
Along with his brother Ray he was part
of one of the most iconic bands ever
in British pop music history

Age: 73 today – born 3 February 1947
in Fortis Green, London

Single: Death Of A Clown
Released: 7 July 1967

My makeup is dry and it cracks ’round my chin
I’m drowning my sorrows in whisky and gin
The lion tamer’s whip doesn’t crack anymore
The lions, they won’t bite and the tigers won’t roar

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
So let’s go and drink to the death of a clown
Won’t someone help me to break up this crown?
Let’s all drink to the death of a clown…

DAVE DAVIES: Facebook

50th Anniversary Edition Of ‘Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One’ By THE KINKS

4 November 2020

The Kinks‘ eight LP was a satirical concept album attacking the media, the music industry
and its publishers, business managers and more of Ray Davies‘s enemies. It was both
a critical and commercial triumph for the legendary song/wordsmith and his companions. The longplayer was released 50 years ago, on 27th November 1970.

To celebrate the event an expanded and remastered 50th Anniversary Edition
will see the day of light on 4th December. A deluxe 10” slipcased book pack, containing a
60 -page book, 3 x cds, 2 x 7” singles, 4 x colour prints, and on black heavyweight gatefold vinyl, 2CD and 1CD formats.

More info via this promo clip

And, yes, this was the album with their monster hit LOLA on…

Full original LP here…

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THE KINKS: Facebook

‘Where Have All The Good Times Gone’ by THE KINKS – Happy 76 To RAY DAVIES

Top singles from the past…

21 June 2020

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Band: The Kinks
Active: 1964–1996
Track: Where Have All The Good Times Gone
The B-side of Till The End Of The Day
Released: 19 November 1965
Note: Ray Davies said at the time:   “We’d been rehearsing
‘Where Have All the Good Times Gone’ and our tour manager
at the time, who was a lot older than us, said, ‘That’s a song a
40-year-old would write. I don’t know where you get that from.
‘But I was taking inspiration from older people around me. I’d
been watching them in the pubs, talking about taxes and job
opportunities.”

Album: The Kink Kontroversy  – The band’s third LP

Happy 76 to legendary frontman and brilliant songwriter
Ray Davies, born 21 June 1944 in Fortis Green, London

Go Ray

High-powered live version…

THE KINKS: Facebook