Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

Category Archives: THE KINKS

THE KINKS Part 9 – Still Searching / In Conclusion

It’s hard to believe that more than two decades have passed since The Kinks last released a new studio album. When you consider that all four original members were still … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 22 Comments

THE KINKS Part 8 – Doing It Again On This Looney Balloon

Unlike the period covered in my previous post, which included the four Kinks albums from 1979 to 1983 that I’ve loved since they were initially released, the albums I’ll be … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 15 Comments

THE KINKS Part 7 – Better Things Are On The Way

Out of all the artists & albums I’ve revisited and written about here over the past three years, there’s never been a batch of records I was more familiar with … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 54 Comments

THE KINKS Part 6 – Starmakers And Sleepwalkers

How do you follow up a 2-part concept album that most fans & critics found disappointing (even if, in hindsight, they’re filled with some excellent songs and the story isn’t … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 19 Comments

THE KINKS Part 5 – Sitting In The Midday Sun

I’ve reached the point in The Kinks discography where there are several albums I barely know. Most likely I’ve only ever played them once or twice prior to this week, … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 36 Comments

THE KINKS Part 4 – Hillbillies And Heroes

The four releases I’ll be discussing here were among the least-played Kinks titles in my collection until this past week, even though I’ve owned all but one of them for … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 29 Comments

THE KINKS Part 3 – Picture Books And Powermen

By the late-‘60s, The Kinks had moved away from their early R&B-influenced, riff-based rock sound and morphed into a more distinctly British band, centered on the unique worldview of main … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 31 Comments

THE KINKS Part 2 – Sunny Afternoons And Waterloo Sunsets

By the time The Kinks released their third album, The Kink Kontroversy (1965), all was not well in Kinks-land. Tensions between drummer Mick Avory & guitarist Dave Davies led to … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 25 Comments

THE KINKS Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / Something Better Beginning

There was a time during high school & college, back in the ‘80s, when I would have ranked The Kinks among my Top 10 favorite artists. This was the era … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 42 Comments

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