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2017 5 Dez

Michael öffnet Gregors Plattenschrank (151) – The Masters of Muswell

von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | 6 Comments



Very few British bands of the 60s & onwards ever wrote as exquisitely as did the Kinks. They made poetry in song out of Victoriana & its eccentricities, lauded Britain & its varied classes „taking the piss out of“ everyone from toffs to those „who actually did the work“. They also laid the foundation of one of the finest riffs of the sixties & beyond, check out „All day & all of the Night“& „You really got me“, just for starters. They wrote love songs which we all were drawn into, whether we were in love or not, (Waterloo Sunset), lauded & exposed the dandies of Carnaby Street (Dandy). They Inspired Richard Thompson to expose the demons of the business world (The money shuffle). The Kinks ventured into murky waters of the time, & sang about gays, transsexuals & transgenders with aplomb (Lola). They also inspired, well I believe they did, Roy Harper to write a classic, which gave heart to the passing of traditions. (When an old cricketer leaves the crease). The more I think of it, the more comes to mind. But if I spoon-fed all of the gems to you, what would be left to test your mind & offer you a wonderful journey of discovery. Yesterday never knows, good night and good luck.


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  1. Brian Whistler:

    I love the Kinks! Ray Davies is certainly one of th best songwriters of his generation, maybe. Any generation. Perfect storytelling miniatures,and melodic to boot. They have all the traits of ear candy, but have intelligence and poetry as you said. I inherited quite a collection from my deceased friend. I love the underrated Village Green Preservation Society.

  2. Lajla:

    „Wish I could remember
    when we were more innocent“

    Ray Davies in: Now and then

  3. Michael Engelbrecht:

    I‘m certainly not young, but I‘m surely innocent 😘

  4. Gregor:

    My third LP: Face to Face. Please listen to this ***** Record: Party line, Rosy won’t you please come home, Dandy, Too much on my mind, Session man,rainy day in june, House in the country, Holiday in Walkiki, Most exklusive residence for sale, Fancy, Little Miss Queen of darkness, You’re lookin’fine, Sunny Afternoon, I’ll remember.

  5. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Ich habe vorhin Seelachs und Feldsalat geholt und gleich MUSWELL HILBILLIES in den CDPLAYER befördert.

    Very grossartig.

  6. Lajla Nizinski:

    Don’t forget to dance :)

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