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Book Review – Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies relays the story of the Kinks in new tell-all book

 

 

In  Americana – The Kinks, The Road and The Perfect Riff  Ray Davies of The Kinks. opines on his frustrations and clear affection for the changing America he witnessed from the initial “British Invasion” days of the 1960s, through each decade up to and including the noughties.

 

Waxing lyrical (literally and figuratively), Davies is clearly a… Read More

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British Rock Double Feature: Small Faces and Pretty Things Docs Screen in Hollywood Friday Night

“Like a rawer, dirtier version of the Rolling Stones,” at least that’s how those who were in the know back in mid ‘60s London described the Pretty Things.

 

Unfortunately for the Pretty Things, they weren’t really all that pretty. Not as pretty as Mick, Keith, Brian, and the boys at least. Nor were there songs quite as enduring as the likes of “Ruby Tuesday,” “Jumping JackRead More

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