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Peck Of The Week – The Kinks

“I Need You” – The Kinks

I need you,
I need you more than birds need the sky
I need you,
It’s true little girl
That you can lift these tears from my eyes

(chorus)
But if you ever tell me goodbye
I’ll break down and you’ll hear me cry….
I need you
More than anybody else has needed anyone before

I need you,
There’s no-one else to stand in your place
I need you,
You know little girl
That you can keep a smile on my face

(chorus)

(instrumental)

I need you,
There’s no-one else to stand in your place
I need you,
You know little girl
That you can keep a smile on my face

(chorus)

More than anybody else has needed anyone before
I need you(x3)

To buy the music of The Kinks click HERE

April 4, 2011 Posted by | Old Music, Peck Of The Week | | Leave a comment

New News – Kinks Re-issues

The Kinks are to reissue seven of their albums later this year.

The albums being re-issued first are 1964’s self-titled effort, ‘Kinda Kinks’

and ‘The Kink Kontroversy’, which both came out in 1965.

They will be out on March 28.

Following this 1969’s ‘Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire)’ and 1971’s ’Muswell Hillbillies’ will be out in May. 1966’s ‘Face To Face’ and 1967’s ‘Something Else’ will follow in July.

Each of the albums will re-released as double CDs with added rarities, outtakes, demos, session tracks and in-depth liner notes.

In other Kinks news, frontman Ray Davies was recently confirmed to curate London’s Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre from June 10–18.

Original Source:- www.uncut.co.uk

February 17, 2011 Posted by | New News, Video | | Leave a comment

Ray Davies & Co

No wonder he is scratching his head…………………

Cited as an influence by a huge range of artists, a new Davies album will see younger songwriters join forces with the British legend.

In the works for over a year, ‘See My Friends’ has been much talked about. Now a tracklisting has leaked online which contains a truly bewildering array of guest artists.

Ray Davies has hooked up with fourteen artists on the album, ranging from metal icons to darlings of the nu-folk scene. Containing new material and re-workings of classic Kinks tracks ‘See My Friends’ is an exciting yet potentially bizarre album.

According to TwentyFourBit the album will contain guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and more. Amongst the more bizarre propositions is an appearance from Metallica on the classic two chord cut ‘You Really Got Me’.

Elsewhere, Mumford And Sons duet with the singer on ‘Days’ while Amy MacDonald lends her vocals to ‘Dead End Street’. Re-visiting plenty of classic 60s cuts, the late Alex Chilton appears on ‘Til The End Of The Day’.

A seismic freakbeat single, the track allows Alex Chilton to recall his days as a teen scream icon with The Box Tops. Sadly dying earlier this year, the track is one of the last the Big Star icon completed.

Other guest stars include Black Francis, Spoon, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody and a final run through of ‘All Day And All Of The Night’ featuring Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.

Ray Davies is set to release ‘See My Friends’ on November 1st. Tracklisting:

‘Better Things (Featuring Bruce Springsteen)’
‘Celluloid Heroes (Featuring Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora)’
‘Days/This Time Tomorrow (Featuring Mumford & Sons)’
‘Long Way From Home (Featuring Lucinda Williams & The 88)’
‘You Really Got Me (Featuring Metallica)’
‘Lola (Featuring Paloma Faith)’
‘Waterloo Sunset (Featuring Jackson Browne)’
‘Til the End Of The Day (Featuring Alex Chilton & The 88)’
‘Dead End Street (Featuring Amy Macdonald)’
‘See My Friends (Featuring Spoon)’
‘This Is Where I Belong (Featuring Black Francis)’
‘David Watts (Featuring The 88)’
‘Tired Of Waiting (Featuring Gary Lightbody)’
‘All Day And All Of The Night/Destroyer (Featuring Billy Corgan)’

Source www.clashmusic.com

September 26, 2010 Posted by | New News, New Releases, Video | , | Leave a comment

New News – The Kinks

The Kinksfrontman Ray Davies paid tribute to the band’s recently deceased bassist Pete Quaife during his recent Glastonbury set on the Pyramid Stage.

The veteran star dedicated The Kinks‘ classic ‘See My Friends’ to his old bandmate.

Later he played two tracks from what Quaife claimed was his favourite Kinks album, 1968’s ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’.


“The Village Green Preservation Society” – The Kinks


Speaking about his old friend, who died of kidney failure last week (June 23) aged 66, Davies told the crowd, “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for him.”

Davies was backed on many songs by The Crouch End Festival Choir, who gave their backing to the likes of ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Shangri-La’ and ‘Victoria’ – reports our sister title NME.

Glastonbury regular Davies, who encouraged crowd singalongs for ‘Sunny Afternoon’ and ‘Waterloo Sunset’, told the audience that the festival was “the greatest in the world” to huge cheers.

Ray Davies played:

‘I Need You’
‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’
‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else’
”Til The End Of The Day’
‘After The Fall’
’20th Century Man’
‘Sunny Afternoon’
‘You Really Got Me’
‘Shangri-La’
‘Victoria’
‘See My Friends’
‘The Working Man’s Cafe’
‘Johnny Thunder’
‘The Village Green Preservation Society’
‘Lola’
‘Waterloo Sunset’
‘Days’
‘All Day And All Of The Night’

Words source www.uncut.co.uk

Here is an extract from Ray’s set both songs of which are my favourite Kinks songs.

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July 3, 2010 Posted by | New News, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Days

“Days” – The Kinks

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I’m thinking of the days,
I won’t forget a single day, believe me.

I bless the light,
I bless the light that shines on you believe me.
And though you’re gone,
You’re with me every single day, believe me.

Days I’ll remember all my life,
Days when you can’t see wrong from right.
You took my life,
But then I knew that very soon you’d leave me,
But it’s all right,
Now I’m not frightened of this world, believe me.

I wish today could be tomorrow,
The night is dark,
It just brings sorrow, let it wait.

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I’m thinking of the days,
I won’t forget a single day, believe me.

Days I’ll remember all my life,
Days when you can’t see wrong from right.
You took my life,
But then I knew that very soon you’d leave me,
But it’s all right,
Now I’m not frightened of this world, believe me.
Days.

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I’m thinking of the days,
I won’t forget a single day, believe me.

I bless the light,
I bless the light that shines on you believe me.
And though you’re gone,
You’re with me every single day, believe me.
Days.

Yeah…
All is quiet on New Year’s Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day

I will be with you again
I will be with you again

Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says
Say it’s true it’s true…
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one

I…I will begin again
I…I will begin again

Oh…
Maybe the time is right
Oh…maybe tonight…

I will be with you again
I will be with you again

And so we’re told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes
On New Year’s Day

January 1, 2010 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Eve Video Feast

 

Memory Lane here we come…………………

Finally something new from Blondie

December 24, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Video | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Kinks

The story of The Kinks’ early days is in the planning for a feature film. Title: You’ve Really Got Me.

Director Julien Temple (The Filth And The Fury, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle) has revealed that he is collaborating with Ray Davies on how the film’s approach, and that the storyline will be centred around the tense relationship between Ray and Dave Davies.

Said Temple: “At the heart of it is the extraordinary love-hate relationship between these two brothers: love/hate. I think it’s a very rich social, cultural nexus around The Kinks. Their story is the untold story of all those big bands of the 1960s.”

The cast has yet to be announced.

Source www.qthemusic.com

“Celluloid Heroes” – The Kinks

Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star,
And everybody’s in movies, it doesn’t matter who you are.
There are stars in every city,
In every house and on every street,
And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Their names are written in concrete!

Don’t step on Greta Garbo as you walk down the Boulevard,
She looks so weak and fragile that’s why she tried to be so hard
But they turned her into a princess
And they sat her on a throne,
But she turned her back on stardom,
Because she wanted to be alone.

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognise, some that you’ve hardly even heard of,
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.
Rudolph Valentino, looks very much alive,
And he looks up ladies’ dresses as they sadly pass him by.
Avoid stepping on Bela Lugosi
‘Cos he’s liable to turn and bite,
But stand close by Bette Davis
Because hers was such a lonely life.
If you covered him with garbage,
George Sanders would still have style,
And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn round and smile,
But please don’t tread on dearest Marilyn
‘Cos she’s not very tough,
She should have been made of iron or steel,
But she was only made of flesh and blood.

You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognise, some that you’ve hardly even heard of.
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.

Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star
And everybody’s in show biz, it doesn’t matter who you are.

And those who are successful,
Be always on your guard,
Success walks hand in hand with failure
Along Hollywood Boulevard.

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show,
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes,
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die.

You can see all the stars as you walk along Hollywood Boulevard,
Some that you recognise, some that you’ve hardly even heard of,
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame,
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain.

Oh celluloid heroes never feel any pain
Oh celluloid heroes never really die.

I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show,
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes,
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die.

To buy the music of The Kinks click HERE

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Movies, New News, Old Music, Video | | Leave a comment

The Kinks

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“Recorded Live at the Glasgow Apollo” adorned many an album sleeve, less common was “Live At Kelvin Hall” yet it was here, a venue better known at the time for the Christmas Fairground and Circus that The Kinks chose to record their concert on 1st April 1967 for their first live album release in January1968.

live at the kelvin hall

“Sunny Afternoon (Live)” – The Kinks

kelvinhall

For more information on the Kelvin Hall click HERE

 

To buy the music of The Kinks click HERE

 

November 4, 2009 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Old Music, Video | | Leave a comment

The Comfort Of Tea

FluManIt is funny how when you aren’t feeling well that you resort back to the most basic of basics regarding comfort foods.

For me the last few days have been partly underpinned by copious amounts of tea plus some good old Jacobs Crackers and Heinz Crean of Chicken Soup.

I normally drink coffee but just now tea is my best friend.

tea

“Have A Cuppa Tea” – The Kinks

Granny’s always ravin’ and rantin’
And she’s always puffin’ and pantin’,
And she’s always screaming and shouting,
And she’s always brewing up tea.

Grandpappy’s never late for his dinner,
Cos he loves his leg of beef
And he washes it down with a brandy,
And a fresh made cup of tea.

Chorus:
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, Rosie Lea
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja Rosie Lea.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you feel a little bit peeved,
Take granny’s stand-by potion
For any old cough or wheeze.
It’s a cure for hepatitis it’s a cure for chronic insomnia,
It’s a cure for tonsilitis and for water on the knee.

Chorus

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper
time,
You get tea when it’s raining, tea when it’s snowing.
Tea when the weather’s fine,
You get tea as a mid-day stimulant
You get tea with your afternoon tea
For any old ailment or disease
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea.

Chorus,

Whatever the situation whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organisation,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief.

Chorus.

To buy the music of The Kinks click HERE

“Tea & Theatre” – The Who

Will you have some tea
At the theatre with me?

We did it all – didn’t we?
Jumped every wall – instinctively
Unravelled codes – ingeniously
Wired all the roads – so seamlessly

We made it work
But one of us failed
That makes it so sad
A great dream derailed

One of us gone
One of us mad
One of us, me
All of us sad

All of us sad – lean on my shoulder now
The story is done – ‘s getting colder now
A thousand songs – still smoulder now
We played them as one – we’re older now

All of us sad
All of us free
Before we walk from the stage
Two of us
Will you have some tea?
Will you have some tea
At the theatre with me?

To buy the music of The Who click HERE

October 13, 2009 Posted by | Family, Old Music, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Sunshine and Butterflies

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It was a misty morning here in ye olde Houston town, however, as it is my mother’s  birthday the sun has come out for the first glorious day of spring.

To celebrate here is some sun filled music.

March 18, 2009 Posted by | Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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