The Kinks

The Kinks were an English rock band that released twenty-four studio albums between 1964 and 1993. Singer–guitarist and songwriter Ray Davies formed the band with his guitarist–singer brother Dave Davies. The original lineup featured bassist Pete Quaife and drummer Mick Avory. They burst on the scene with the twin hits “You Really Got Me” and […]

The Kinks – Something Else by The Kinks (1967)

Something Else by The Kinks is the fifth proper studio album by The Kinks, released in 1967 on Pye (UK) and Reprise (US). Recorded during the band’s four-year exile from stateside touring, the album reflects a more idiosyncratically English sensibility than prior efforts. The album covers a range of styles, including harpsichord-laden narratives (“Two Sisters”), […]

The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)

The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society is an album by English pop-rock/music-hall foursome The Kinks, released in November 1968 on Pye in the UK and Reprise in the States. Tracklist: A1. “The Village Green Preservation Society” (2:50) A2. “Do You Remember Walter?” (2:27) A3. “Picture Book” (2:39) A4. “Johnny Thunder” (2:32) A5. “Last […]

The Kinks ‎– Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)

Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) is a concept album by English rock/music-hall combo The Kinks, released in October 1969 on Pye/Reprise.   Tracklist: A1. “Victoria” (3:40) A2. “Yes Sir, No Sir” (3:46) A3. “Some Mother’s Son” (3:25) A4. “Drivin’” (3:21)* A5. “Brainwashed” (2:34) A6. “Australia” (6:46) B1. “Shangri-La” (5:20) B2. […]

Dave Davies ‎– Chosen People (1983)

Chosen People is the third solo album by Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, released in 1983 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Tapas” (1:55) A2. “Charity” (3:58) A3. “Mean Disposition” (2:31) A4. “Love Gets You” (2:40) A5. “Danger Zone” (3:14) A6. “True Story” (3:33) A7. “Take One More Chance” (2:58) B1. “Freedom Lies” (3:29) B2. “Matter of […]

Dave Davies ‎– Glamour (1981)

Glamour is the second solo album by Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, released in 1981 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Is This the Only Way” (4:50) A2. “Glamour” (4:49) A3. “Reveal Yourself” (4:34) A4. “World of Our Own” (6:06) B1. “Body” (5:09) B2. “Too Serious” (3:22) B3. “Telepathy” (3:35) B4. “7th Channel” (3:24) B5. “Eastern Eyes” (5:24) Credits: […]