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By Marc Platt
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This Kinks eBook covers their earliest British Invasion years up to 1970 and their transgender classic “Lola.”
Any kid who can pick up a guitar in a garage has undoubtedly played that opening guitar riff to “You Really Got Me,” one of the most seminal and most-copied 1960s rock guitar riffs ever put to vinyl. It is easy to play and gets your head shaking and the hair up on the back of your neck instantaneously.
Brothers Ray and Dave Davies are legendary in their rock and roll behind-the-scenes antics and caricature cartoonish nature. They really were the original Rock and Roll Bad Boys.” They fought on stage, back stage and involved their audience in the show.
On the other hand, Ray Davies was brilliant at social commentary. He took on social, financial and political inequality YEARS before anyone else did. Songs like “Dead End Street” and “Sunny Afternoon” present a clear and precise point of view that is to be admired and adored half a century later.
I hope you enjoy reading, watching and listening to the content I have put together as much as I have enjoyed researching and presenting one of my all-time favorite bands, The Kinks.
I discuss their music, their dynamic and their approach in this eBook. Check out the audio and video notebooks which go in depth as I “Deconstruct” some of the key songs.