Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

Forty Year Friday (1983) – THE KINKS “STATE OF CONFUSION”

It’s Forty Year Friday again. For more information on this series, please read the opening paragraph of the first post, which featured Never Surrender by Triumph. Posted on my Facebook … Continue reading

May 19, 2023 · 22 Comments

THE POSITIVE SPIN – It’s Getting Better All The Time

KamerTunesBlog proudly introduces THE POSITIVE SPIN. With so much negativity constantly swirling around us, we need to focus on the things that bring happiness & positivity into our lives. Other … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · 37 Comments

Forty Year Friday – …AND THE REST (PART 1)

[Welcome to Forty Year Friday, the weekly series on my favorite albums of 1977] Nearly every Friday since the start of 2017 I’ve been writing about one (and occasionally two) … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · 39 Comments

Thirty Year Thursday – THE KINKS “THINK VISUAL”

[Welcome to Thirty Year Thursday, the weekly series on my favorite albums of 1986] Artist: THE KINKS Album: THINK VISUAL The Kinks were an important band for me during my … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 11 Comments

KamerTunesBlog Year In Review 2014

2014 has been another superb year of music for me. I didn’t get to revisit as many artist discographies here as I had hoped to, due to several factors beyond … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 44 Comments

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 · 55 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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