The Kinks

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Melissa.
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September 3rd, 2006 at 05:30pm
The Kinks were an influential and prolific English rock group, formed in the mid-1960s by Ray Davies and his brother Dave Davies. They first gained prominence in 1964 with their hit single "You Really Got Me" and continued to record and perform for over thirty years. The band's name came from their "kinky" dress sense.[1] The group's original lineup consisted of lead singer/guitarist Ray Davies, lead guitarist Dave Davies, drummer Mick Avory and bassist Peter Quaife. In the United States, they are associated with the so-called British Invasion.

While they were never as commercially successful as their mid-1960's peers, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, or The Who, the band is frequently cited as one of the most important and influential acts of the 1960s.[2] Their early hard-driving singles set a standard in the mid-1960s for rock and roll that reverberated for decades. Albums such as Face to Face,[3] Something Else, Arthur, Village Green and Muswell Hillbillies are highly regarded, by fans and peers alike, and are considered amongst the most influential recordings of that era.[1]

Whatever the bands fortunes, which have varied greatly since the 1960s with revivals in the late 1970s and commercial collapse in the late eighties,[2] their influence on emerging artists has been a constant. During the Punk rock and New Wave era The Jam and The Pretenders both covered Kinks songs[1] and Britpop acts such as Blur, Oasis and Supergrass have cited them as a major influence.[2] As self-professed Kinks fan Pete Townshend said for "The History of Rock 'n' Roll": "The Kinks were much more quintessentially English. I always think that Ray Davies should one day be Poet Laureate. He invented a new kind of poetry and a new kind of language for Pop writing that influenced me from the very, very, very beginning."

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The Fool On The Hill
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September 3rd, 2006 at 05:34pm
My bio teacher who got fired got me into the Kinks.


Lola and Life Goes On are amazing songs Cool
Janie Jones
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September 3rd, 2006 at 05:37pm
Loooola...L-O-L-A Lola...haha, that was one of the first songs I ever learned on guitar.

I know a few of their songs. I've been meaning to listen to them more for a long time.
Bittersweet World
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September 3rd, 2006 at 08:56pm
They're amazing.

Hard to believe they used to be considered heavy metal "in the day".

They really did help change music.
Ghostie.
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September 3rd, 2006 at 09:09pm
The Kinks are awsome. Lola is such an awsome song. XD
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September 3rd, 2006 at 09:15pm
They're pretty good. I really like Lola too xD My mom's really into them. Has anyone other than me ever noticed how Picture Book and GD's Warning sound amazingly alike? o_o
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September 3rd, 2006 at 09:47pm
im like the only person i now who knows the kinks....and they are awesome.
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September 3rd, 2006 at 10:11pm
I do like a few songs that I've heard on the oldies station around here.
Goodbye, Norma Jeane
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September 3rd, 2006 at 10:23pm
Lola and End of the Season and pretty much any other Kinks song I've heard, I like.
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September 4th, 2006 at 10:02am
i like them.. Smile tired of waiting for you, waterloo sunset? and all that... good stuff
Jax.
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September 4th, 2006 at 10:03am
I love Misty Water. Very Happy
Melissa.
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September 4th, 2006 at 02:20pm
I love Tired of Waiting For You
White Riot
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January 20th, 2007 at 11:07pm
Man I didn't know there was already a thread on the Kinks...
I wasted all my time making that other one..damn.
Well, my favourite song is Shangri-La.
Jax.
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January 21st, 2007 at 05:58am
I hadn't listened to them in aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages until a few days ago when I had a little Kinks fest. xD
Dom
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January 22nd, 2007 at 05:19pm
you really got me is like a really cool kick ass song, the van halen versions awesome too! Waterloo sunsets a class tune too.
miss world
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January 22nd, 2007 at 09:52pm
ooh the Kinks are awesome. I've been especially feeling Set Me Free lately Cool
Opheliac_666
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January 22nd, 2007 at 10:13pm
Ohhh I love them Cool The singer was georgeous Drool
White Riot
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January 23rd, 2007 at 08:17pm
Opheliac_666:
Ohhh I love them Cool The singer was georgeous Drool

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January 23rd, 2007 at 08:38pm
Kinks are awesome. Cheese
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January 23rd, 2007 at 08:38pm
Opheliac_666:
Ohhh I love them Cool The singer was georgeous Drool
... are you speaking of the same Kinks everyone else is? Confused
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