Especially in the stage of the RCA is less conventional and more cult, and you need twice as much listening as the other other stages.
That may be why it's my favorite Kinks era!
My favorite stage is obviously the Pye, but the RCA seems to me the most risky stage that took Ray Davies and perhaps the most prolific of his entire career despite being quite underestimated. And personally I find this stage of incredible artistic value.
Aside from having great songs, the set of songs that contain this album is wonderful ... The era of the RCA had these things, very bright songs but the most pimp of all this, is the cohesion of brilliant melodic pieces that cover the whole Concept of expectacular way ...
Muswell Hillbillies is a remarkable album . It contains numerous gems: Holliday, Holloway Jail, Complicated Life, 20 th Century Man,People In Grey, and my favorite the under appreciated Uncleson!
And my favorites ACUTE SCHIZOPHRENIA PARANOIA BLUES (A mix of blues and music hall), ALCOHOL (Pure Music Hall), MUSWELL HILLBILLY (Pure Pop, Country and grand riff) and HAVE CUPPA A TEA (That seems to me a great melody very traditional)
Apart from those mentioned, UNCLE
Skin And Bones is a boogie that makes me a little heavy ....But it's a great musical record for concerts ....
„Muswell Hillbillies“ shows Ray Davies at a new creative songwriting peak as are the band themselves. The Kinks are in full flight and their first collaboration with the brass section The Mike Cotton Sound is exceptionally good muting into a fantastic blend of British and American roots music. The whole album is definitely very British and very personal too. The Kinks had a new, fresh and promising start - one can sense the new lease of life that their hit „Lola“ had given them.
Favourite tracks – all of them! „Muswell Hillbillies“ is one of the best musical statements by a British band of the early 70’s!
Is the favorite of many hardcore fans of The Kinks ... And many think that the group from album Lola did not do anything interesting anymore. I tell all these people that The Kinks were enormously good until the mid-eighties.