We start by taking a clear-eyed look at the infamous seaside “Riots” in the resort town of Clacton, United Kingdom and several other towns in the summer of 1964. The British press were WAY over the top in their depiction of these events, but they did document the first schism, the first big division in Rock music and culture: the traditionalist Rockers versus the Modernists, or “Mods.”
We spend a little time on something we call Anti Rock. It’s a form of Moral Panic, and it’s something we will see more of as we move through the Rock N Roll years.
Then we meet the first Mod voice in Rock (although they would probably smack you for suggesting it): The Kinks. The Kinks, in our view, never really got the props they deserve, and we talk a little bit about why.
Then we move on to one of our all-time favorites in the Rock pantheon: The Who. They are fractious and fractured, insanely loud and auto-destructive—and utterly brilliant. We get to know the guys a little bit, and we feature some nice quotes from the Lambert & Stamp documentary, and the audiobook version of Pete Townshend’s autobiography.
Post by lorendavies on Oct 28, 2016 10:51:39 GMT -5
The Kinks were never the greatest of those who might be because they were always his ball and never wanted to get into fashion chasing others. Largely they were not very important events in its golden age. And then they had a record label (PYE) and executives very mediocre and marketing with all the creative flow of the best composer of pop-rock. And the veto in the United States at a very important time of the group prevented him attack the American market in the best musical group stage. And finally because they were different and very special to all the rest. Ray Davies said a couple of years ago that were quite rare.
Wow, I really enjoyed listening to this. Lots of interview clips and plenty of music. It highlights how essential the Kinks were to this period of British music history, and I really like the fact that the writers seem to hold the Kinks in the very highest regard. It's about an hour long, but well worth the time for any Kinks fan (or Who fan, for that matter).