Because the head and the air have both been taken.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
97. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks
Release Date: 1967
In 1965 The Kinks were banned from touring in the USA because they were all Muslim. This rejection from American influenced Ray Davies's songwriting and he moved on from the harsh-fuzz guitar sounds of the groups early hits (c.f You Really Go Me, All Day and All of the Night) to snapshots of English life (Sunny Afternoon, Dead End Street). Something Else follows on from their previous album, and is bookended by two of the group's best tracks - the homoerotic David Watts, and the beautiful Waterloo Sunset. Unfortunately, like Face to Face however. the album hasn't aged that well and they already seem a long way behind their peers.
There's a book you may or may not have heard of called '1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die'. Here is my attempt to do just that. Follow my progress from Frank Sinatra to Arcade Fire as I write my thoughts and feelings about each album.
All errors in this blog are mine, and mine only (unless they're not).