A couple weeks ago, I re-loaned This is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies and The Kinks to a friend. He’s been playing it in his koffeeshop, re-reminding me of Davies’ genius. (As if I ever forgot, right?) Since then, I’ve been on a krazy Kinks kick. It’s almost as if I’m back in kollege when I discovered the band.
The funny thing about my musical discovery process is that because my parents kared so little about rock and roll (they, in fact, were decidedly against it), I didn’t take any usual path to the important albums. I didn’t start with Rubber Soul or Are You Experienced? to learn about the 1960s. I heard about The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, and dove into that. My discovery of The Beatles’ albums would come much, much later.
Anyway, on to the show. If you live in Raytown, you have to love a guy named Ray, right?? Enjoy.
- “Till the End of the Day” – The Kinks (The Kink Kontroversy | Reprise | 1965)
- “Sunny Afternoon” – The Kinks (Face to Face | Reprise | 1965)
- “Village Green” – The Kinks (The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society | Reprise | 1968)
- “Shangri-La” – The Kinks (Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) | Reprise | 1969)
- “Too Much on My Mind” – The Kinks (Face to Face | Reprise | 1965)