Kinks - The Kink Kontroversy - 50th Anniversary - 1965 Brit Rock - Analog 180 Grm LP

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Kinks -The Kink Kontroversy


Label: Sanctuary Records / Pye
BMG14050V
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Mono
2015 Re-Issue. Cut from analog by Kevin Gray
Country: US
Released: 1965
Genre: Rock
Style: Mod


Tracklist

A1 Milk Cow Blues
A2 Ring The Bells
A3 Gotta Get The First Plane Home
A4 When I See That Girl Of Mine
A5 I Am Free
A6 Till The End Of The Day


B1 The World Keeps Going Round
B2 I'm On An Island
B3 Where Have All The Good Times Gone
B4 It's Too Late
B5 What's In Store For Me
B6 You Can't Win


Companies etc

Record Company – BMG
Manufactured By – INgrooves

Credits

Bass – Pete Quaife
Drums – Mick Avory
Liner Notes – Michael Aldred
Producer – Shel Talmy
Vocals, Performer – Dave Davies, Ray Davies
Written-By – D. Davies (tracks: A5), R. Davies (tracks: A2 to A4, A6 to B6), J. Estes (tracks: A1)


Although the Kinks are most popularly associated with the riff-rock numbers of their early repertoire, and while afficionados endlessly praise the later albums, "Kontroversey" finds the Kinks in a fruitful mid-period. Much like the Beatles 'Rubber Soul' from roughly the same time, the emphasis here is on solidly constructed, folk influenced pop. In case we forget the Kinks are a rock band, however, they dish up plenty of sneering garage-punk on "Till the End of the Day" and "Where have all the Good Times Gone"; but even these numbers reveal a more reflective, plaintive aspect to Ray's lyrics that permeates the mellower tunes on the album; "Ring the Bells" and "The World Keeps Going Round" have an almost Byrds-like grace to them, while revealing Ray's keen skills as an arranger.
The Kinks approach to rock and roll throughout the sixties was always the most working-class, and intensely British when compared to thier peers, and while that individuality does shine here, this is probably one of their most accesible albums.


The production and remastering only make it more so, as "Kontroversey" does not suffer the somewhat tinny quality of most of the Kinks re-issues from this decade.

This is not the Kinks most revolutionary stuff - check out "Village Green" or "Something Else" if you like this album and want to hear more complex songwriting and adventerous arrangments; check out "Kinks Kontroversey" if you want proof that simplicity is sometimes just as effective.

The Kinks - Where Have All The Good Times Gone

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The Kinks - Till The End Of The Day - 1965

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The Kinks - Milk Cow Blues

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The Kinks - Ring the Bells

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The Kinks - You Can't Win

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Sanctuary Records
Color Black