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50 good Kinks

This album cover (minus the  vinyl) of “Kinks Greatest Hits” (Marble Arch Records MALS 1403, Canadian, 1975) was signed by both Ray and Dave Davies and sold by Heritage Auctions this year for a cool $400. Photo image courtesy of HA.com.

There wasn’t nearly as much hoopla when The Kinks turned 50. But, hey, The Kinks’ music can hold up to any of the classic bands – defunct or still standing. Here are our picks for the band’s best songs – 50 of them.

Reviews: Fashions, Sendelica, Sons of the Void, Dodson & Fogg, Bordellos, Schizo Fun Addict, United Bible Studies, Soft-Hearted Scientists, Proud Peasant, Juju, In The Cities of Your Eyes, Claudio Cataldi

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various Fashions (CD) Sendelica Ziggy Stardust (45) (both Fruits de Mer) Sendelica I’ll Walk With The Stars For You (http://sendelica.bandcamp.com) Of all the tributes offered up to the recently fallen David Bowie, the most affecting, and effective was, in fact, …

Book Review – George Harrison: Soul Man by John Blaney

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George Harrison – Soul Man by John Blaney Mega Dodo/Paper Jukebox ISBN 978-0-9544528-7-2 (book) They always called him the quiet one, but of course, he wasn’t.  Not really.  Quiet ones don’t write songs like “Taxman,” “Piggies” and “Bangla-Desh.”  Quiet ones …

2015 – The Year’s 50 Best

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A round-up of the books, reissues, box sets and new releases that kept us spinning (and cycling) all year long…. BOOKS Attila the Stockbroker – Arguments Yard: My Autobiography (Cherry Red Books) Subtitled “35 Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash …