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The Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround: Part One

The Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround:  Part One (1970) Adam: The Kinks’ early career closely resembled that of most of the other British Invasion bands.  They were singing blues-based songs about girls (e.g. “You Really Got Me,” … Continue reading

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So Well Remembered….not what you remembered

Friends, For over two years we’ve offered mp3s and commentary on the songs of our lives. We met some fine people along the way and generally had a good time sharing our musical lives with you, one song at a … Continue reading

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One of the best bass lines ever

“Afternoon Tea” by the Kinks from Something Else (1967) Come to think of it, every single track on this album is worth its own post. I’m just sayin’, is all. Buy Everything Else by the Kinks More Kinks at SWR … Continue reading

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Harmonica Favorites: Part 2

The Kinks:  “The Contenders” from Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One [1970] This is a killer harp riff.  Just killer. Wes Anderson mined this album for his latest film, The Darjeeling Limited, which has been mentioned on this … Continue reading

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Worst Song Ever: Part Three

The Kinks – “Phenomenal Cat” from The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society [1968] The Kinks truly deserve the high praise that they have recieved on this blog.  They are a really great band.  And Village Green… is a … Continue reading

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“e.g. self-satisfied, smug”

The Kinks – “Plastic Man” from The Great Lost Kinks Album (1973) The Fall – “How I Wrote Elastic Man” from 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong comp (2004) [originally released in 1980] Another Kinks/Fall pairing. Are these songs related … Continue reading

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“Oh love, keep me warm, keep me satisfied”

The Kinks – “Sitting by the Riverside” from The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society [1968] and “Strangers” from Lola Verus Powerman and the Moneygorround, Part One [1970] Yesterday, I saw The Savages starring Laura Linney and PS Hoffman. … Continue reading

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“On a spaceship somewhere sailing across an empty sea”

The Kinks – “This Time Tomorrow” from Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (1970)This song was used to great affect in Wes Anderson’s latest, The Darjeeling Limited. I can’t really recommend the movie but this Kinks album is … Continue reading

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“I was born, lucky me, in the land that I love.”

The Kinks – “Victoria” from Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969) The Fall – “Victoria” from 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong (compilation, 2004), (originally released on The Frenz Experiment (1988)) Who sounds more drunk: … Continue reading

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“Yes, yes, yes”

The Kinks – “Autumn Almanac” (1967) Summer officially ends this weekend and we welcome the crispness of autumn. Except for me, since I’m in southern Arizona and it’s still terribly hot. This song is so British. Buy the Kinks here … Continue reading

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