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The Kinks @ DeviantArt.com [17 Apr 2010|10:49pm]


I hope this club is still up and going, at least I hope most of the members are XD

I recently got into The Kinks (but I've know about their music for years) and just started a group at DeviantArt especially dedicated to this amazing band.

If anyone's interested in joining if your on DeviantArt, please do! 

Here's the link; pass it around if you're interested!

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electrical banana; [31 Aug 2008|04:13pm]
Okay, so there was a Kinks photoshoot in the sixties where Ray was wearing a red shirt under a yellow zip-up.  I believe the pictures from the covers of Kinda Kinks and Village Green Preservation Society are from that photoshoot.
Anyway, for some odd reason I have this obsession with that photoshoot [enough to print out this cover from Kinda Kinks and tape it up in my car], and I was wondering if anyone had any pictures from this photoshoot.

oh, was he beautiful...Collapse )

...if you do and you could post them, I'd be forever grateful.

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The Verve Album OUT TODAY! [27 Aug 2008|07:31pm]

The Verve album, Forth, is out TODAY!!!!




• Deluxe Boxset: A deluxe boxset will be available solely from The Verve's Official Store. This version will consist of a double heavyweight gatefold LP vinyl (containing two bonus tracks not on the CD version of the album), limited edition CD & DVD edition of the album, and an exclusive memorabilia tour book.

• CD & DVD Package: Available from play.com for £8.95 Delivered: A special CD and DVD package, featuring an exclusive band documentary and live footage from The Verve's headlining appearance at Coachella in May 2008, packaged in a case bound tour book.

• Heavyweight LP: Available exclusively from The Verve's Official Store: LP includes 2 tracks not featured on the CD or CD/DVD albums.

• Original CD Album: You can also buy the standard CD album FROM The Verve's Official Store.

• Digital Download:
If you pre-order the album from itunes you'll receive 'Judas' as soon as you place your order, as well as exclusive live versions of 'Lucky Man' live from Coachella 2008 and 'A New Decade' live from Glastonbury 2008.
7 Digital: Album Of The Week: 'Forth' is available at a special price of £5 until the end of next week.


• Original CD Album: Available from Amazon for $7.99.

• Digital Download:Available for $9.99 from itunes, people buying from here will receive a bonus track ‘Mama Soul’ and an exclusive documentary feature.


::can now die happy that the verve have a new album out::
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new verve album [20 Aug 2008|05:44pm]

i know that this is not Kinks related, but i also know that a lot of people here are Verve fans.... so i thought i'd share that you can hear the new album here. my favorite song is definitely "Sit & Wonder" ... "Noise Epic" is a close second... what about you?:

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Soo.. [12 May 2008|10:06am]


Do any of you kinkheads know of some good interviews on youtube or elsewhere? 

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Working in the Kinks [05 Jan 2008|01:09pm]


Celluloid Heroes: Must Be The Season of the Kinks

For a group that began making music 45 years ago, The Kinks are doing quite well this season in movie royalty checks. At least three recent movies have featured songs by the British invasion band, which graduated from "You Really Got Me'' to a quiet intellectual cult phase, a New Wave appreciation by The Jam and The Pretenders, and a heavier metal rebirth.

The Kinks make themselves heard in the just-released "Juno'' when studious and unglamorous high-schooler (and possible dad-to-be) Michael Cera is getting dressed in his track gear, rubbing deodorant on his thighs. "He's a well-respected man about town,'' sings Ray Davies in The Kinks's 1965 hit of the same name.

Indeed, ha ha.

The Jason Reitman movie attempts much of the same sensibility as a film by Wes Anderson, whose latest, "The Darjeeling Limited,'' had three Kinks tunes from the group's 1970 album, "Lola versus The Powerman and the Money-go-round.'' One of the "Darjeeling'' songs, "This Time Tomorrow,'' was featured in the movie's trailer, and another, "Strangers,'' came at the moment "brothers'' Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, and Jason Schwartzman stop simply traveling through India and actually interact with its people. In his earlier film "Rushmore,'' Anderson also used a melancholy Ray Davies song, "Nothing In This World Can Stop Me From Worrying About The Girl'' to back a cannonball splash and swim by sad-sack rich guy Bill Murray.

Oh, the third film? That would the pump-up-the-volume cops movie "Hot Fuzz.'' And how better to introduce the movie's big joke, that "Lethal Weapon'' could happen in a quiet Cotswolds town, than with The Kinks "The Village Green Preservation Society?''

Soon after that ode to orderly, uneventful small-town life sounds? Yes, you guessed it, blood.

"Everybody's in showbiz, and everybody's a star,'' Davies sang three-and-a-half decades ago on "Celluloid Heroes.''

For The Kinks, who ended up exploring different terrain that most love-stuck bands, that celluloid moment is now, as current filmmakers plumb the work of a classic band that matches their contemporary mix of irony, satire, and detachment.

Source: Boston.com

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DAVIES PLANS KINKS REUNION [27 Nov 2007|12:29am]

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES has hinted the legendary rock group are planning a comeback - but only if the band are able to write and record new material.
The You Really Got Me hitmaker, who has found success as a solo artist since the band's split in 1996, has agreed to the idea of a reunion - but refuses to play any of the British rockers' past hits.
He says, "I really would like to get together if we had new music. Otherwise it's just a nostalgia evening: 'Karaoke Kinks'."
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[29 Oct 2006|03:53pm]

17 Kinks Album Cover Icons



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[29 Oct 2006|03:35pm]

[ mood | bored ]

Hello everyone, my name is Tory, nice to meet you all!

I'm a HUGE Kinks fan and happy to be part of this community. I made some Kinks album cover icons which I will most likely post later today.

See you guys around!! =)

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Podcast #10: Napalm, Hydrogen Bombs, Biological Warfare [03 Oct 2006|05:34pm]

No discussion of great songwriters is complete without mention of Ray
Davies, so this month we devote thirty minutes to that wonderful world
where people still preserve village greens and people talk like women
but walk like men. Yes, it’s the wonderful world of the Kinks,
starring Van Halen, a crazy dude with an accordion, and the king of
the margaritas. Plus, we enjoy some psychedelic revival music and the
greatest pop song about breaking up ever written. Have a listen and

All this and much more at:


Download the MP3, the podcast, or stream straight from the net!
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A Rock N' Roll Fantasy Lyrics [26 May 2006|12:07am]

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Interesting: Ray Davies: "It's a Method acting songwriting job. I use personal things to get something elso out of me... Elvis Presley died last week and it all just added up."

Title: A Rock N' Roll Fantasy
Artist: The Kinks
Album: Misfits
Year: 1978

Hello you, hello me, hello people we used to be
Isn't it strange, we never changed
We've been through it all yet we're still the same
And I know... it's a miracle, we still go, for all we know
We might still have a way to go

Hello me, hello you, you say you want out
Want to start anew, throw in your hand
Break up the band, start a new life, be a new man
But for all we know, we might still have a way to go
Before you go, there's something you ought to know

There's a guy in my block, he lives for rock
He plays records day and night
And when he feels down, he puts some rock n' roll on
And it makes him feel alright

And when he feels the world is closing in
He turns his stereo way up high

He just spends his life, living in a rock n' roll fantasy
He just spends his life, living on the edge of reality
He just spends his life, in a rock n' roll fantasy
He just spends his life, living in a rock n' roll fantasy
He just spends his life, living on the edge of reality
He just spends his life, in a rock n' roll fantasy
He just spends his life, living in a rock n' roll fantasy

Look at me, look at you
You say you've got nothing left to prove
The king is dead, rock is done
You might be through but I've just begun
I don't know, I feel free and I won't let go
Before you go, there's something you ought to know

Dan is a fan and he lives for our music
It's the only thing that gets him by
He's watched us grow and he's seen all our shows
He's seen us low and he's seen us high
Oh, but you and me keep thinking
That the world's just passing us by

Don't want to spend my life, living in a rock n' roll fantasy
Don't want to spend my life living on the edge of reality
Don't want to waste my life, hiding away anymore
Don't want to spend my life, living in a rock n' roll fantasy...

P.S. If you enjoy good lyrics, join as_you_said!
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Hey all. [08 May 2006|09:14pm]

I'm a recent 21-year old The Kinks (esp. Mick Avory) and just thought I'd introduce myself.

The songs that are currently making my head bob are "Sunny Afternoon", "Set Me Free", and "Autumn Almanac".

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April 30th in Kinks history! [02 May 2006|01:03am]

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April 30, 1965: The Kinks begin their first headlining UK tour, supported by the Yardbirds.
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[06 Apr 2006|09:31pm]

Hello. My friend made me a copy of The Singles Collection a while ago and I really adore it, I play it a lot. On BBC4 just a little while ago today they showed a short Kinks concert and it really  rocked, so I've decided I must get my hands on more albums. So, I was wondering what would be recommended for a new fan, is there a real "classic" album of theirs or is there just something I should look out for?
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I saw Ray in Philadelphia two nights ago... [23 Mar 2006|06:27pm]

He played the Tower Theatre. I can't find the setlist online anywhere. It's frustrating cause my memory sucks and I can't remember everything he played and in what order. But here's a list of songs I know he did:

'I'm Not Like Everybody Else'
'20th Century Man'
'Sunny Afternoon'
'Dead End Street'
'Tired of Waiting for You'
'Animal Farm'
'Picture Book'
'Johnny Thunder'
'The Village Green' (amazing!)
'Oklahoma, U.S.A.'
'Come Dancing'
'All Day and All of the Night'
'Lola' (this was an encore)
'You Really Got Me' (another encore)

I think he did a few more from 'Muswell Hillbilly' but I forget :(

He also did the following new songs:

'The Morning After'
'After the Fall'
'The Tourist'
'The Getaway (Lonesome Train)'
'Creatures of Little Faith'
'Stand Up Comic'
'Next Door Neighbour'

The show was amazing! I'm young and never got a chance to see the Kinks perform live, so this was soooo exciting for me! Ray was really funny too, he made some sort of joke about replacing Dave as a back-up singer on the tour. He wanted someone with a similar range and style (I think is what he said), so he hired a woman, heh. Anyway, if anyone knows where I can find a definitive setlist, then I'd be really happy. Thanks!
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Ray On Tour [15 Mar 2006|09:45am]

[ mood | working ]

Hey, just wondering if anyone's caught Ray on this tour yet - he played on Monday night and last night.

I've got tickets to see him at Massey Hall here in Toronto on the 30th of March - wouldn't mind hearing what I'm in for, other than sheer brilliance, that is.

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[30 Jan 2006|10:38pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Hey everyone. I am a big fan of The Kinks and I have just got into them. I own one album but the other day I heard a song on the radio called "He's Evil" By the Kinks. I looked all over town for a store that sold a album with this song but could not find one. I cant buy off the internet because I dont have a credit card. If anyone can help me or send me this song I would be very happy. Thanks.

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[19 Jan 2006|01:49pm]


Lot of 4 THE KINKS records NO RESERVE




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[08 Sep 2005|07:22pm]

[ mood | dorky ]

Hi all! I've just discovered this community but I'm so happy that there's a community dedicated to this highly underrated band! My favourite Kinks cd is Preservation act 1 - it's so original and really shows off their talent. Most people that know of the Kinks only know a couple of their songs - (Lola, etc.) but I think their best ones are in this album. My favourite Kinks songs are:

Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Cricket, Sweet Lady Genevieve, Picture Book and Money and Corruption.

You guys rock and so do the Kinks!

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