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« on: June 08, 2006, 12:31:13 PM »

Dear all

I've recently really got into the Kinks, having bought Village Green and three compilations which cover all periods up to 1986. I really like 'Sweet Lady Genevive' and 'Sitting in the midday sun'. However, reviews of Preservation Act 1 and Act 2 are universally grim.

Would I be wasting my money in getting hold of these records? Any recommendations?

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 01:53:02 PM »

Oh!!!!! ....Sorry this isn't what I thought it would be about!!!! Grin Embarrassed

You could also try some of Ray's solo stuff,

Try here http://www.raydavies.info/

I bet Fat Billy will be along in a bit!!!!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006, 03:30:22 PM »

The early stuff is generally more consistent, try Arthur or Muswell Hillbillies and Something Else, the later years are more patchy Preservation Act is well interesting but every album has some worth. Also read X-Ray for a fictional autobiography to find out all the "truth" about the band.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2006, 08:01:57 AM »

How did I miss this one? - Huge Kinks fan here, I even love Preservation I/II, although they are not for the faint hearted.

From VGPS, the next three to get are Arthur, Something Else and Muswell Hillbillies.

If you like what you hear, then Kinda Kinks and Lola v's Powerman and the Moneygoround.

For 'later Kinks' (the album is only 24 year old!) try 'Give the People What They Want - it has some **** (including the title track), but Better Things, Art Lover, A Little Bit of Abuse and The Destroyer are all Ray at the top of his game.


If after all of that you want more, then you are an adict, so buy the rest and listen without prejudice. One day you might even find yourself splashing out £££££ on 'The Great Lost Kinks Album' (which is fvery good) and 'The Dave Davies Album'.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2006, 08:57:22 AM »

in these days of the internet who pays ££££'s for anything?
esp bootlegs Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2006, 09:28:36 AM »

in these days of the internet who pays ££££'s for anything?
esp bootlegs Wink

'Great Lost' is not a bootleg - it was an official release in the US by Reprise, but never re-issued. A vinyl copy in good condition is expensive.

It is of course available on Bootleg nowadays - but I don't think we are meant to talk about 'unnoficial recordings' here!
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 12:35:26 PM »

Thanks for all the advice - Arthur duly purchased, and great stuff it is to! I especially like Shangli La. Muswell Hillbillies will be next, but I'm limiting myself to one a month (Mrs Adam will not be impressed if I splurge out!). Could be a great year ahead...!

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