Tag Archives: Ray Davies
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
Sunny Afternoon will use the music of the Kinks to bring Ray Davies‘ early life story to the stage
A new musical based on the music of legendary rock band the Kinks is bound for the London stage next year. Sunny Afternoon, named for the band’s 1966 hit, will use the Kinks’ music to tell the story of Ray Davies’ early life and how he came to form the group… Read More
The Kinks weave social commentary, a hooky chorus, and a bitchin’ guitar tone into a Christmas rock anthem
Kinks frontman Ray Davies was never one to shy away from social commentary. However like most of what he wrote, he tended to deliver it with a wry twist. This is especially evident in “Father Christmas“; the Kinks’ 1977 single about a guy who dresses as… Read More
Our in-house Brit reviews Mott the Hoople’s London reunion and a gig from UK rising rock sensations, the Temperance Movement
By the Mad Dog
First off, check out this article and photos from the UK press covering the Pope’s blessing of hog riders and their machines during a gathering in Rome to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the venerable Harley Davidson.
During the mass, the Pontiff cautioned that “power and pleasure, amongst others things, leads to God… Read More