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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:22 am    Post subject: Ray Davies Reply with quote

We've sometimes chosen favourite Beatles tracks on these boards. What about extending this to call for nominations for favourite Ray Davies songs, which should be fresh in our minds after his appearance on the BBC Electric Proms?

My Top Three are:

1. Days
2. Autumn Almanac
3. Dead End Street

Nominations from you?

And, re the Electric Proms:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/10/30/bmray130.xml.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only three? Sad

All Day And All Of The Night
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Waterloo Sunset
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't really narrow it down to three, he's written so many good / classic songs. viz - the six that have been nominated by the previous posters all qualify. I'm surprised 'Sunny Afternoon' hasn't yet been mentioned yet. So I'd better do it!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:


All Day And All Of The Night
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Waterloo Sunset


You've perfectly identifed my Top 3 fave Kinks songs. I love 'em! Lots of people usually come up with Lola, but I find it a bit sluggish compared with "All Day..." and "Waterloo Sunset".

Ray Davies is a genius - but we shouldn't under-rate the contributions of his brother, either.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Kinks were fantastic and Ray Davies was the dynamo of the group, IMHO. As has been said already, there are far more than 3 Kinks tracks which I could say were my favourites, but I will list just 3 of the many.

1. Lola
2. Waterloo Sunset
3. Sleepwalker

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need whatever to limit your choice to three. I simply did so to get the topic going. Have 5, 10 or 20 if you want!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great band! Definitely one of my favourites from the 60s.

Set Me Free
All Day and All of the Night
You've Really Got Me
Waterloo Sunset
See My Friend
Tired of Waiting For You
Till The End Of The Day
Where Have All The Good Times Gone

and,

Death of a Clown by Dave Davis
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It never ceases to amaze me with songs like this that I'll still turn the radio up or leave it on until the track has finished if I'm in the car after all these years... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me with songs like this that I'll still turn the radio up or leave it on until the track has finished if I'm in the car after all these years... Very Happy


Me too. Mind you, there'd be fat chance of that happening if it were either Evans or Wright, S. playing the tracks in question. But then again they probably wouldn't be.
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