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The Kinks : a very English band

Author: Neville Marten; Jeff Hudson
Publisher: [London, UK] : Bobcat Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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The story of The Kinks is not one for the faint-hearted, and in this updated biography Neville Marten and Jeff Hudson lift the lid on one of England's most idiosyncratic and charming bands. Through all the nervous breakdowns, resignations, guitars wielded as weapons, drug abuse, glasses without lenses, food fights, alien sightings, in-yer-face spitting, and mental torture The Kinks have become a rock 'n' roll  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neville Marten; Jeff Hudson
ISBN: 9780825673511 0825673518
OCLC Number: 154797835
Notes: Previously published in 1996 as The Kinks: well respected men.
Description: 327 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Jane, Carol, Sue, Bint, Tart... --
The green amp --
Pimple-faced Liberaces --
If he can't play with your sand castle, he'll kick it down --
Keep the crowd occupied until we go on --
A bunch of commie wimps --
Poofs, what do they know? --
The Kinks are not like everybody else --
It really is a dirty old river --
I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man --
I'll do it myself - Trying to do the decent thing --
Pretend like nothing had happened --
Much too dumb to educate --
The stories, however bizarre, are true --
Glad to be punk --
...And I'm here in Maida Vale --
A strange way of working --
A bit of history --
The only thing that keeps us together --
Ray's a very interesting man... --
Expect the unexpected --
Schizophrenia is normal --
Stories --
Everybody's a solo star --
Dave's got his reading glasses on --
The songs we sang for Auntie --
A coming of age kind of thing --
Thank you and goodnight.
Other Titles: Very English band
Responsibility: Neville Marten & Jeff Hudson.

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The story of The Kinks is not one for the faint-hearted, and in this updated biography Neville Marten and Jeff Hudson lift the lid on one of England's most idiosyncratic and charming bands. Through all the nervous breakdowns, resignations, guitars wielded as weapons, drug abuse, glasses without lenses, food fights, alien sightings, in-yer-face spitting, and mental torture The Kinks have become a rock 'n' roll legend! The songs of Ray Davies have inspired bands and artists across the full spectrum of pop and rock music, from Blur, Pulp, and Paul Weller to Van Halen. Their capacity for anarchy, humor, and storytelling has lead to some of the most durable and widely adored songs of the English pop canon, including Lola, Waterloo Sunset, and You Really Got Me. The band's inventive productions pre-dated even The Beatles, and their musical talent eclipsed The Rolling Stones. This is their story, compiled from interviews and anecdotes, and featuring photographs spanning Ray Davies' career.

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