News, 5 November 2008: By Ian Youngs Music
"The Kinks start work on
comeback The Kinks have begun writing new songs ahead of a possible
reunion, singer Ray Davies has said. "We've started a
little bit of this and that," he told BBC News. But it is
too early to judge the quality, he said. "It depends if
there's good music. We want good new music. I'd like to do it
as a more collaborative thing than we used to do.""
Locksley hit the stage with
Kinks legend Ray Davies
Locksley will take the stage as backing band for Ray Davies and perform
their music as the tour’s supporting act.
By Patrick Luce
Nov 5, 2008, 13:34 GMT
The Brooklyn-based garage pop band Locksley will back Kinks legend Ray
Davies on a 12-city U.S. tour. The tour kicks off in Tampa, FL on
November 28th, and will feature Locksley (who recently released their
debut album "Don't Make Me Wait" to critical acclaim) backing
Davies and performing a full set as the tour’s main support.
com: Posted by Ty BurrNovember 4, 2008 12:38 PM
the people what they want" "Which in this case is a Kinks
reunion. My Globe confrere Geoff
Edgers has been slaving away for some months now
on a personal project, one which should warm the
hearts of anyone who ever swooned to "Lola"
Sunset" (or, in my case, spent years
searching high and low for a vinyl copy of "The
Great Lost Kinks Album"). To wit: With Boston
area filmmaker and all-around great dude Robert
Patton-Spruill, Geoff is making a documentary
about trying to coax Ray Davies and the other Kinks
out of hiding and back onto the stage. Failing that,
he hopes to get Ray on film. Failing that --
and Mr. Raymond
Douglas Davies has long been one dyspeptic rock
star when it comes to the press -- Geoff wants to talk
to the many and storied musicians (Sting, Paul Weller,
etc) who have been inspired by the Great Man."
The LAST LAST
KAST OFF KINKS GIG http://kastlast.blogspot.com You will get pictures
under the show
right home to you
Just use the link
And some pictures from the trip too, the first one is
and shows pictures from the making of the blog
arve and kai
Sunny Afternoon has been named the
4th most-played summer song of the past year in a new survey
undertaken by PRS.
Kinks’ Ray Davies, as narrator Terry, will lead the
13-strong cast of his self-penned musical Come Dancing,
which runs from September 24 (previews from September 13) to
October 25, 2008, at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Come Dancing is loosely based
on Davies’ own childhood when he watched his sisters go out
with their latest boyfriends to dances on a Saturday night.
The cast will also include Alasdair
Harvey, Anthony Flaum, Bradley Clarkson, Delroy Atkinson,
Gemma Salter, Katey Munroe, Katherine James, Marcus Ellard,
Martin George, Samantha Hughes, Stephen Lloyd and Wendy Mae
legendary songwriter and leader of the Kinks sits down to
discuss banishment, bullet wounds and the band he led to glory
beginning in 1963. Interview by Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo.
Plus: the top 20 Kinks songs, and an interview with bandmate
and brother Dave Davies."
The magazine of rock
The Kinks: Demon Alcohol by Dinky Dawson
"Ker-Splash! A tremendous geyser suddenly exploded skyward in the center of the pool. I looked down into the water to see a television set swiftly heading for the bottom like the doomed
Titanic. My eyes shot up the wall of hotel rooms until I spotted Ray Davies and his guitar-playing brother Dave roaring with laughter in front of several inebriated and astonished guests on their small second-floor
Maker Machine: Sunday, June 22, 2008, On Imitation: "to make something like a Kinks
album." "In an interview at the time of
the release of their fourth studio album, Setting Sons, Weller
said that they entered the studio specifically setting out to
make something like a Kinks album"