Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Kinks

One of the top British Invasion bands from the 60's. Their early songs cemented the way for hard rock with their powerful riffs. Eventually they matured and refined their sound.


I've heard the phrase "they're more British than the Kinks!". This is because they were one of the first bands to do sketches and portraits of everyday life, though mostly in a satirical way. Village Green and Arthur, their greatest albums, are the best examples of this. In the 70's they had moderate success and a few hits (Lola comes to mind), till they faded away.




My Top 5:
5. All Day and All of the Night
4. Picture Book
3. A Well Respected Man
2. You Really Got Me
1. Sunny Afternoon

21 comments:

  1. one of my favorite band, great

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  2. Listened to "You really Got me" and its an awesome song, love it! thanks for post, now i know a great new band (:

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  3. Really like their music. Really loved how much of their stuff was used in The Darjeeling Limited.

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  4. I've never really listened to the kinks much. I've really only heard the popular stuff.

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  5. just checked out sunny afternoon on youtube, not bad at all! vocal reminds me of gorillas

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  6. Wow, never heard before. Listening now...sounds pretty good

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  7. I've actually only heard a couple of songs in the top 5, so gonna check the others out now. Always liked the Kinks, never listen to them though.

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  8. Cool band, gonna check them out! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  9. I actually hadn't heard of them til now, so thanks.

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  10. These guys are really good. I like their songs.

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