I have to admit just over a month ago I listened to my first ever Kinks album ?
I was a child of the 60's and always loved and bought the Kinks singles but never got round to
buying or listening to their albums.
I was browsing on Ebay and noticed the 2cd set of The Village Green and decided to buy it on a whim, along I got it along with the 2cd Arthur set.
After a few listend I love The Village. hardly a song I do not like. I am struggling with Arthur tho, obviously I love Victoria but apart from that I am struggling, everyone seems to love Shangi La but it does nothing for me. I have listened to it half a dozen times and will leave it for a week or two then try again, I find that often works/
I am just going to listen to Something else, the 2cd version and am looking for recommendations on what to buy next, am thinking of Muswell Hill but am open to suggestions please?
I absolutely love The Lola album from the first time I listened to it. I was in a group in the 80's and for better or for worse had publishing deals with two of the biggest publishing companies in the world so I know and understand exactly what Ray was writing about. I wrote songs about the trials and tribulations of dealing with record/publishing company enployees, but I neednt have bothered, i should have just bought this album instead. Up to now it is my fav Kinks album and i am sure there are more treats in store.
Martin I am going down town on Friday and my New Year present to myself is going to be Muswell Hillbillies. Never heard it but the cover intrigues me. I do find Kinks albums hard to get into, takes a lot of listening for them to sink in, like all the best music I think. Love Arthur now and Village Green is slowly sinking in. Being a musician myself I find the production on Kinks albums on CD a bit compressed. Apart from Arthur and Village all the albums I have heard suffer from poor production, but I guess they are "of their time". now if Steven Wilson would remix the classic Kinks albums that would be something
The whole «Muswell Hillbillies» is per se intriguing and excellent. It took me a certain time to get used to it after having been devoted so deeply to the "Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One" album as it was/is identical to a complete musical style change. Nevertheless it’s one of The Kinks’ truly outstanding masterpieces with one of their greatest songs ever (20th Century Man) and a strong favourite of mine. I wonder what you think of it.
Hey – and Steven Wilson remixing all the classic Kinks albums? Now that would really be something!
Last Edit: Dec 31, 2019 15:31:06 GMT -5 by martin53
Ouch, I went to buy the muswell Hillbillies Deluxe Edition but could only find it priced at £76, ouch, so i will have a search online see if I can find it a bit cheaper. Going to listen to it on Spotify while i search
Thanks Martin I cannot stop playing lola versus Powerman, everytime I play it I find more I like. I find The Kinks albums very hard to get into but as I have posted somewhere else the best music takes time to sink in but the effort is well worth it.