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Ray Davies is an underappreciated song writer and musician.

 

No doubt. Albums like The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) are masterpieces on par with the Beatles best albums. I love the Muswell Hillbillies as well. I even dig some of the later stuff - Low Budget and Give the People What They Want. Not to mention One for the Road - one of the best live albums ever, IMHO.

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Au contraire...

 

I think you'll find Ray Davies is very well appreciated

 

He headlined Glastonbury recently

 

One of the great eloquent songwriters of all time [biggrin]

 

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Go ask 10 non-musicians to name even one Kink, and you'll get 9 that wonder who the Kinks are, let alone who wrote their stuff..... ask those same 10 who wrote The Beatles stuff, and 9 will know Lennon/McCartney.

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No doubt. Albums like The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) are masterpieces on par with the Beatles best albums. I love the Muswell Hillbillies as well. I even dig some of the later stuff - Low Budget and Give the People What They Want. Not to mention One for the Road - one of the best live albums ever, IMHO.

 

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Go ask 10 non-musicians to name even one Kink, and you'll get 9 that wonder who the Kinks are, let alone who wrote their stuff..... ask those same 10 who wrote The Beatles stuff, and 9 will know Lennon/McCartney.

 

and 10 out of 10 can pick Ringo out of a lineup but wouldn't know Ray or Dave if they lived next store.msp_tongue.gif

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Go ask 10 non-musicians to name even one Kink, and you'll get 9 that wonder who the Kinks are, let alone who wrote their stuff..... ask those same 10 who wrote The Beatles stuff, and 9 will know Lennon/McCartney.

 

Yes I agree, a fair comment...

 

I believe the reasons for that are the huge star/publicity machine which got behind the Beatles, not so much with the Kinks...

 

Brian Epstein was an impresario with talent and imagination, and as is well documented, pitched the Beatles' image perfectly to appeal (without offence) to the maximum number of fans of all age groups

 

And (red face time)...I struggle to name the bass and drums in the Kinks, excellent though they were...

 

That's show business!..... [biggrin]

 

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I have DVD video New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert 1965. There are the Beatles and the Kinks in one concert, they are in the end, even the Kinks play after the Beatles . But in my opinion the Kinks all the same lose to the Beatles a little :rolleyes: . It is visible also on reaction of public. All the same presence of several good vocalists, as it is in the Beatles, this is a big advantage even irrespective of the impresario. Although I also love the Kinks song.

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Yes I agree, a fair comment...

 

I believe the reasons for that are the huge star/publicity machine which got behind the Beatles, not so much with the Kinks...

 

Brian Epstein was an impresario with talent and imagination, and as is well documented, pitched the Beatles' image perfectly to appeal (without offence) to the maximum number of fans of all age groups

 

And (red face time)...I struggle to name the bass and drums in the Kinks, excellent though they were...

 

That's show business!..... [biggrin]

 

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Always the best musicians are not always the most popular. I've told the story of going to an "America" concert back in the 70's. The concert was opened by John Sebastian, (just him, not The Lovin' Spoonful).

To say that "America" was a let-down would be an understatement after John there all alone ... just him and a guitar....blew the doors off the place.

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