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Kinks reunion in 2008

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I'm definitely looking forward to this one. Hopefully the venues will be small and the tickets affordable.


    From the Daily Mail:
    http://tinyurl.com/3exusz

    Bands reunited: Now original Kinks line-up set to reform for reunion tour
    By DONNA McCONNELL

    The Kinks are planning to follow in the footsteps of rockers Led Zeppelin
    with a highly anticipated reunion next year.

    Lead singer and guitarist Ray Davies said the band's original members, which
    included Davies' brother Dave on guitar, Mick Avory on drums and Pete Quaife
    on bass plan to play together for the first time in nearly four decades in
    2008.

    Davies, 63, said a full reunion is on the cards next year for the first time
    in almost 40 years.

    But Pete left in 1969 and they then continued with changing line-ups until
    1996.

    Dave had a stroke in 2004 and Pete has kidney problems - but Ray said both
    are keen to get back together.

    He said: "I spoke to Quaife about a month ago and he dearly wants to make
    another record with me.

    "I think Dave's getting better and Mick's still playing. It would be great
    to get back together just to see what musical ideas we had and what would
    happen."

    The band, whose hits include You Really Got Me and Waterloo Sunset, were
    inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 by Pete Townsend, who urged
    them to reunite.

    Ray, now a solo artist, said recently he missed being part of a band.

    He said: "You miss the interactive stuff. You get it to a degree with other
    musicians but probably not with the same passion."

    Next year's reunion is likely to coincide with the release of a Kinks CD box
    set called Retrospective.
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    This would be awesome, but it scares me that Ray says Quaife wants to make another record with "me". That old ego never quits on Ray.

    But this is a concert I'd go to. Z-Man would definitely be up for this too. Biggest Kinks fan I know.

    Wicked Annabella! Wicked Annabella!
     
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    In their prime, Ray and Dave would make the Gallaghers look like wimps.
     
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    PLAY COME DANCING!!!
     
  5. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    I gotta get the first plane to this show!

    Now if only The Replacements would get to work on that Buddy Holly tour.
     
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A stroke and a bum kidney are better than the alternative.

    I'm all over this one, if they play stateside.
     
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    "Waterloo Sunset" ... "Celluloid Heroes" ... "David Watts" ... "Apeman" ... "Low Budget" ... "Superman" ... fuck, I am THERE!
     
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    "Victoria" and "David Watts" were covered better, but that doesn't change me mind. "Don't Forget to Dance." While tuning "Around the Dial" in your "Destroyer."

    I'm soooooo dated.
     
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Ah, "Around The Dial", how could I forget that one? I loved Give The People What They Want. Tremendous album.
     
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'd love the chance to see the Kinks again. I saw them once, just before "State of Confusion" came out. I like their albums from that period, but the concert was pretty disappointing - no one had heard the new songs yet, and they were still in an awkward '70s holdover heavy metal, Ray-changes-his-outfit-every-three-songs phase. They were trying to be something they were not, which is odd, because most of my favorite bands of that era (early to mid-80s) were trying desperately to be the Kinks.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Some of that was record company driven. When the Kinks signed with Arista in the late 70s, the record company demanded that Ray Davies couldn't do no any more concept albums ... which comprised most of the Kinks output (good or bad) in the 10 years previous.

    Arista wanted the Kinks re-positioned as rockers. Despite artistically bending over for Arista, the Kinks produced some decent work in that period regardless.

    But I doubt much of that would be touched with the original lineup. So long as Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur (VICTORIA!) are represented, I'm on this.
     
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