June 9, 2010
The Kinks: Influence
One of my favorite 60's bands and in my opinion, one of the most influential to classic rock bands of their present and the heavy metal bands of the future.
Have a listen.
You have to admit they knew how to write a song. They were idolized by The Beatles and The Who to name a few. A long history and many creative songs and great albums followed. Ray Davies always had a way with words and decided early on to make their songs tell a story. Dave Davies even shredded his amp with a single edged Gillette razor to make his guitar sound different and not so boring.
The brothers Ray and Dave are said to be estranged now, but there has been talk of a reunion. Time has a way of healing past hurts, but it also has a way of making them older and not as motivated to perform.
Just so you know, The Kinks helped turn Rock and Roll into Rock.