Time to restart my Odyssey, got my copy of Preservation Act Pt 1, getting ready to start my new Kinks adventure in music on the 1st which is Sat I think, all days blend together these days.
Someone asked me, I think it was entertainment, if I was going to listen to the Dave Davies solo albums in the order they come between the Kinks albums. I think that is an excellent idea, goes anyone know which is his first solo album and where it fits into the timeline of the Kinks releases?
Post by entertainment on Apr 29, 2021 22:59:36 GMT -5
Hi Colb! Yes, it was me. Dave's first solo LP, "AFL1-3603" (aka "Dave Davies") was released in 1980, which means it would be played between 1979's Kinks albums "Low Budget" and "Give The People What They Want" in 1981.
That's really cool that you'll be trying Dave's solo stuff along with the Kinks discography! I wouldn't blame you if you did them separately, but you may find it interesting to compare where Dave was solo with what he made with the Kinks!
Also, I hope your version of Preservation has the title song, which isn't on the initial LP releases. If you don't have it, it can be heard here:
I think it explains everything very well as an introduction to the album!
Interesting idea to incorporate Dave's first (and his following two official proper solo albums?) in The Kinks Discography. Let us know how the listening experience worked out for you. I deliberately listen to The Kinks and to Dave's stuff separately. Solo albums are ok but are usually never as good as a solid group effort. Dave's important role was always within The Kinks.
Suggested albums list:
The Kinks - Low Budget (1979) Dave Davies - AFL1-3603 (1980) Dave Davies - Glamour (1981) The Kinks - Give The People What They Want (1981) Dave Davies - Chosen People (1983) The Kinks - State Of Confusion (1983)
The early 80's certainly provided Dave with a generous space for his solo adventures.
And yes The Kinks song "Preservation"/"Salvation Road" was released as a stand alone single in 1974 only. It was never included on either of the Preservation albums when they were first released in 1973 and 1974 respectively.
My copy of the album has the title song on it and the intro is a complete copy of the intro to Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze, still a good song though.
Just had my first listen to the whole album but I won't make any comments until I have listened to it a few more times.
I am in two minds whether to incorporate Dave's albums in this thread or finish the group's albums then go onto Dave's and Ray's solo.
I like your comment about the title song " I think it explains everything very well as an introduction to the album!" , just listened to it while really listening to the words and then looking at the album song titles I understand what the album is about. Thanks Martin.
Post by entertainment on May 2, 2021 15:52:57 GMT -5
That was me who wrote, "I think it explains everything very well as an introduction to the album!" Glad I could help! Also, perhaps you'll want to hear Act 2 before you review the whole thing. It's great that now you don't have to wait for it's release, as you would've in 1973!
I know what you mean regarding mixing Dave's solo albums into your "Kinks albums in order" trek. I respect whichever decision you make!
Got Part 2 today and have listened to it through once.
First impression is that I find Part one is a "Concept" album in which the music and lyrics play an equal part.
Part 2, only on one listen, sounds more like a soundtrack from a musical in which the lyrics, in their effort to tell the story overshadow and force the direction the music takes which means the actual songs suffer.
I am sure it will grow on me after a few listens, but I do like Part 1 better than Part 2 at the moment.