21 May 2008:
"at least four new tracks"
From the interview: "If the brothers can and do reunite
as songwriters, a full-blown reunion is pretty much a given.
Says Ray, “I speak to [drummer] Mick Avory and [bassist
Peter] Quaife, the originals, and I think the different
incarnations of The Kinks would be good to actually get
together. They’ve all contributed over the years. They would
like to do it, and, as I say, Dave’s getting a lot better.
It’s a case of, ‘When you’re ready, let’s get together
and see if there’s any new music we can do, because I really
do believe that you should try to do something new. That would
be the deal breaker—that we make at least four new
Paste Magazine recently named Ray Davies the 41st-best living
Paste Magazine is smoking crack.
The longtime Kinks frontman is the wittiest, most perceptive writer rock
has known, and at 63, he's still got something to say, as his second solo
album, "Working Man's Cafe," proves. (It's not surprising advanced
age suits him, considering he was crankily longing for the good old days
before he turned 25.) LINK
just another identikit gastropub
There's a high chance the Clissold will find a regular
clientele in this part of town but it is disappointing how bland and
uninspiring this makeover is. The range of drinks on offer are decent
enough and the food may well be of a high standard, but the Clissold,
once a pub with a distinct air and a unique history, has now become
just another identikit gastropub.
The Kooks Sophomore Album KONK Hits Streets Today
Along With Limited Edition Companion Disc, RAK
Released today (4/15) in the U.S., The
Kooks' KONK was recorded over a six-week period
in late 2007 at Ray Davies' Konk Studios in North London. The album
features twelve new tracks and was produced by Tony Hoffer, producer
on the bands debut Inside In/Inside Out, which has sold over
two million copies worldwide since its release in 2006
"Our only aim is to enhance both the natural features & atmosphere
Clissold Arms & to provide a quality food offering."
from a JOBO statement.
The doors of the Clissold Arms building are open
again. Yes, the building is still there, if you have wondered, but that’s
just about all. If this was my first trip to Fortis Green, and I was not a Kinks fan, not knowing the story of the Kinks and the Clissold Arms, it would have been a quite ok dining place for me and my family on a sunday afternoon - if we had been to church first...
Yes, the church, because everything reminds me of a good old fashioned norwegian church
The service is pretty good,
though. And the soup is not that bad, except for the pasta thing. But is it a pub? I don't think so. Not in my
vocabulary. Everything that reminds me of a traditional english pub is absent, but first of all: The Kinks memorabilia is
gone! Don't fool me with formalities, all that's left is four rather uninteresting pictures of our band - a State of Confusion
picture, some picture of the band from the 80's, one of Dave from Amsterdam -93 and Ray some time in the 80's (?). All placed by the loo
entrance. Gone are the vinyl, the guitar, the history - all that made this place special for us and for those who appreciated it so much that they named it one of the famous historical pubs i England last
It is raining heavy outside, but I can see
no.6. The windows are covered with paper, there is work going on in there
obviously. Is it being sold again? Don't mind, the Front Room is still visible, and Rock History is still
there! But where am I sitting? Clean light green and brownish walls -
minimalistic, so that my soul shall not be distracted..? The chairs with crosses and salmbook wallets suddenly make
sense...The restaurant menues are in black with golden letters, placed perfectly in line. The door handles are in brass. Is Mr.Black here, I
wonder, when I taste the soup. The bar downstairs is gone, a sofa corner has taken its
At one of the tables the chief is working on her
accounts. She looks at me when I take pictures, as if she remembers some story at Whykinks and an internet
campaign. She sends one of her employees over to me with a magazine to read. There are articles about how the modern gastropubs save the
country. Interesting, but they don't save me. I just keep my eyes on no.6, and pretend I'm in a pub called The Clissold Arms.
ROLLING STONE MAGAZIN 3/23/07, 2:38 pm EST :
"Gastropubs are eating establishment
manifestations of social trend,
rock history is forever." LINK
misinterpreted and untrue"
2 April 2007.
The new tenant of the Clissold Arms, Caroline Jones of Jobo
Developments, has made the following statement;
'We are thrilled to have secured the site of The Clissold Arms for our
next venture. It will reopen as a gastropub this summer, following a
In respect to the Kinks Memorabilia & subsequent historical
connection to the Clissold Arms, I would like to confirm the following:
We have no intention of removing it from the building; at no point did
I use the word 'auction'- or state that the Kinks historical
connection to the Clissold was not in keeping with the way we wish to
run the Pub.
Our only aim is to enhance both the natural features & atmosphere
of the Clissold Arms & to provide a quality food offering.
Our recent comments in the Muswell Hill Journal on this matter were
completely misinterpreted and untrue.'
"Our only aim is to
enhance both the natural features & atmosphere of the Clissold Arms"
drink per band member on stage." Greetings! The
Minks are playing a crazy hot show on Friday (yes!) March 14.
We're ecstatic to be playing with The Uptones, who are all the
ska a girl could ever ask for.
However, we need your help. We have received OFFICIAL
communication from the show promoter: "1 drink per band
member on stage." Confusion! Does that mean each band
member must have exactly one drink on stage? Or that there
must be one drink per band member on stage, but it doesn't
matter how they're distributed? Could one of us have two
drinks if another doesn't have her one? And does "on
stage" refer to the drink or the band member? If a band
member is off stage, can she have no drinks, or more than one
drink? We desperately need to know how to interpret these
instructions as there is much at stake for you, the audience.
The quality of your experience will likely be affected. If
anyone can answer the questions above, please contact us
Everyone else, come the show — and wear shoes you can dance
in. A lot. Friday March 14 Balazo Gallery 2183 Mission St., SF
(415) 255-7227 The Minks 11 p.m./The Uptones at midnight $8 /
Doors open at 8:30 Rock! Jen, Stacy, Cherie, Linda, Marie
"Working Man's Cafe" Ray Davies 59 reviews 13 countries
Today the PC come back from the hospital.
All news after 03.02.08 are puplished today 22.02.08 SORRY!
Ray - The New Yorker
".... for many years, in stretches from the seventies
into the nineties, Ray Davies was, very quietly, a New Yorker—an
Upper West Sider, a regular at Zabar’s and Café Lux. He had
an apartment in the West Seventies near Central Park West....."
Ray on "The
Late Show With David Letterman" startribune.com:
Ray Davies, lead singer of the Kinks, would probably never
make it past the audition round of "American Idol,"
but Randy Jackson had better keep his mouth shut while the
legendary rocker performs as they both appear on "The
Late Show With David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., WCCO, Ch.
Sufjan star at Tibet House Benefit
2008 Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Ray Davies, Sufjan Stevens and Band Of Horses stole the show
at the 2008 Tibet House benefit concert, held last night 13/2
at New York's Carnegie Hall.
fans love that kind of weird shit; they are all crazy." Classic
Rock Revisited: Living
on a Thin Line:
An Interview with the Kinks Dave Davies By
Jeb Wright "What
follows is an interview that sees Dave releasing his first
solo album since suffering a stroke. We also discuss his
turbulent relationship with his brother Ray and some of the
Kinks most famous songs"
Use the link now!
Estranged rockers might reunite An Article on 2008 reunion (possible)
Led Zeppelin, The Pogues, The Kinks, The B-52s, My Bloody Valentine,
The Jam, The Verve, The Jackson 5
The Kinks they write:
"Who: The beloved architects of British garage rock,
The Kinks are the only British Invasion band with all original
members still alive. Leader Ray Davies told the British press
last month that he'd like to get together with the original
lineup for a reunion to commemorate a long-overdue box set due
Brothers Dave and Ray Davies, bassist Pete Quaife and drummer
Mick Avory, the original lineup that has not played together
as a whole since 1969.
Danger: Ray and
Dave are rock's most famous feuding brothers, making the
Gallaghers in Oasis look like the Hardy Boys.
Reality check: No
confirmed dates yet. On his Web site, Dave Davies wrote,
"I wouldn't mind or rather consider doing some shows with
Ray purely in respect for the great body of work we have both
been fortunate to have been involved in over the years. And
for the fans, of course. And the money. Don't forget the money.""
February 14, 2008:
The Accidental Tourist
"Kinks’ frontman Ray Davies explores his American
fascinations in his latest Nashville-recorded effort."
Edd Hurt with great article about Ray, "The Working Man's
Café" and producer Ray Kennedy.
Global Surf News, 17 January, 2008: Los Angeles, CA,
January 14, 2008– VOLCOM TOUR 2008 EUROPE
” WITH TURBONEGRO, VALIENT THORR AND
YEAR LONG DISASTER" “This tour will be a
Spring Break Orgy to remember,” says Turbonegro’s Hank von
Helvete on the subject The Volcom Tour Europe 2008, whose band
Turbonegro will be headlining this March.
Sunday, January 20, 2008.
Beth's Music Moment Today is about The Kinks. Link
thewest.com.au:18th January 2008, 9:45 WST
Ray Davies added to Blues Festival
Legendary Kinks frontman Ray Davies and one of Bob Marley's original
Wailers, Bunny Wailer, have been added to the line-up of the 2008 East Coast Blues and Roots music festival.
HARP January 17, 2008 Fred Mills:
Ray Davies Gets Deluxe Treatment on New Album
Ray Davies’ new albumWorking Man’s Café, due Feb. 19, is getting an elaborate sendoff from New West
Records. In addition to the single disc version, there will be a Deluxe CD/DVD
edition, a digital download edition and also high quality 180g Vinyl.
You can view a video preview of the film at this New West
Tuesday, January 15, 2008, The Song
In My Head Today:
"I Go To Sleep" / The Kinks "You can usually tell a
true Kinks fan by whether they know this song--surely the
greatest unreleased song in the Kinks catalogue. This song is
so plangent, so haunting, so unforgettable--it could have been
a hit, should have been a massive hit."
Kinks to Reunite?
1/2/2008 By Jess Zalameda
Rumours of a possible tour and new recording from the four
original members of British rock pioneers the Kinks – Ray and
Dave Davies, Mick Avory and Pete Quaife – may very well come to
fruition in 2008. But this depends on whom you choose to believe.
Read more? Use the link.