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« on: May 01, 2012, 01:08:04 AM »

Lately I've been hooked on everything they did ,I MEAN EVERYTHING!!! Smiley ..So i was wondering what era is your favorite & why? I seem to favor all the real fancy dancehall stuff they did..When I close my eyes and listen to their music I can imagine myself in england playing cricket and drinking tea mmmm lol Wink ...and what is your favorite album of each era?

Breakout/Blues Era (Kinks - Face to Face)

The Golden Era (Something Else - Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One)

Theatrical incarnation/Rock Opera Era (Everybody's in Show-Biz - Sleepwalker)

Return to Commercial Success Era (Misfits - State of Confusion)
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 03:27:26 AM »

I like the first two but would say 1966-67 is the best so part of both.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 04:41:37 AM »

The Golden Era. Though I would also say the theatrical era was great.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 02:29:32 PM »

The Golden Era. Though I would also say the theatrical era was great.
The golden era is amazing Smiley, i wanted to get more into the theatrical era but i felt the stories were better than the actual songs. :/
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 11:05:39 PM »

Hard to pick just one. In the early years, they were a great singles band, but the albums were...well, they're better than I used to think. The golden era is probably the one most diehard Kinks fans will pick, and I can't find fault with that; but I'm a bit biased towards the Arista/later years, since that is the stuff I got to hear as it came out. Rushed down to the store to buy One For the Road, State of Confusion, Word Of Mouth and the MCA albums when they first came out. Seemed like I waited forever for the final album, Phobia. The release date kept getting pushed back. Fortunately, the store in my town had a serious Kinks fan working there who kept me up to date, even told me about the top secret ep they did in 1992, Did Ya? The RCA years were the last I got into, and I agree that the ideas or stories were generally better than the songs themselves. Muswell Hillbillies used to be a favorite, but not so much anymore. Don't know why, it just doesn't 'turn me on' anymore when I play it. Schoolboys in Disgrace is probably my favorite from that era. Going back to the early stuff, hard to beat the 1-2 punch of YRGM/ADAAOTN...duh, duh-duh-duh-duh....
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 02:32:40 AM »

Hard to pick just one. In the early years, they were a great singles band, but the albums were...well, they're better than I used to think. The golden era is probably the one most diehard Kinks fans will pick, and I can't find fault with that; but I'm a bit biased towards the Arista/later years, since that is the stuff I got to hear as it came out. Rushed down to the store to buy One For the Road, State of Confusion, Word Of Mouth and the MCA albums when they first came out. Seemed like I waited forever for the final album, Phobia. The release date kept getting pushed back. Fortunately, the store in my town had a serious Kinks fan working there who kept me up to date, even told me about the top secret ep they did in 1992, Did Ya? The RCA years were the last I got into, and I agree that the ideas or stories were generally better than the songs themselves. Muswell Hillbillies used to be a favorite, but not so much anymore. Don't know why, it just doesn't 'turn me on' anymore when I play it. Schoolboys in Disgrace is probably my favorite from that era. Going back to the early stuff, hard to beat the 1-2 punch of YRGM/ADAAOTN...duh, duh-duh-duh-duh....
why muswell hillbillies? i love that alnbum as well but what is your reasoning for it being one of your favorites? :D
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 12:07:00 AM »

Hard to pick just one. In the early years, they were a great singles band, but the albums were...well, they're better than I used to think. The golden era is probably the one most diehard Kinks fans will pick, and I can't find fault with that; but I'm a bit biased towards the Arista/later years, since that is the stuff I got to hear as it came out. Rushed down to the store to buy One For the Road, State of Confusion, Word Of Mouth and the MCA albums when they first came out. Seemed like I waited forever for the final album, Phobia. The release date kept getting pushed back. Fortunately, the store in my town had a serious Kinks fan working there who kept me up to date, even told me about the top secret ep they did in 1992, Did Ya? The RCA years were the last I got into, and I agree that the ideas or stories were generally better than the songs themselves. Muswell Hillbillies used to be a favorite, but not so much anymore. Don't know why, it just doesn't 'turn me on' anymore when I play it. Schoolboys in Disgrace is probably my favorite from that era. Going back to the early stuff, hard to beat the 1-2 punch of YRGM/ADAAOTN...duh, duh-duh-duh-duh....
why muswell hillbillies? i love that alnbum as well but what is your reasoning for it being one of your favorites? :D
Muswell Hillbillies used to be one of my favorites, but as  I noted above, I prefer Schoolboys now, of the RCA albums. It has the most energy of them, more room for Dave's guitar playing, and it's just a fun idea.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 01:39:05 PM »

'66'-'70 can't be topped, obvs.  Otuside of that I've always had a soft spot for Sleepwalker.  The theatrical era is probably the one I have the least affection for (though I really like the awkward, overreaching charm of the BBC production of Starmaker).  Recently though I've been really digging into the early years a lot more, to the point where I could pretty much just say the Golden Era now starts for me right in '64. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 02:13:05 PM »

'66'-'70 can't be topped, obvs.  Otuside of that I've always had a soft spot for Sleepwalker.  The theatrical era is probably the one I have the least affection for (though I really like the awkward, overreaching charm of the BBC production of Starmaker).  Recently though I've been really digging into the early years a lot more, to the point where I could pretty much just say the Golden Era now starts for me right in '64. 
The Kinks had a great run of singles from 64 on - Till The End of the Day, See My Friends, Waterloo Sunset, Death of a Clown, Dead End Street, Mr. Pleasant, Autumn Almanac, along with the more well known (at least in the US) Tired of Waiting, Well Respected Man, Sunny Afternoon, ADAAOTN, YRGM....I'd put that list up against anyone's from the 60's. The early albums were uneven, but definately some hidden gems in there.
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