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Format: CD
Sku: 60146588
UPC: 075992745529
UPC 14: 00075992745529
Release Date: 1/1/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Introduction ~ The Kinks
2. Contenders, The ~ The Kinks
3. Strangers ~ The Kinks
4. Denmark Street ~ The Kinks
5. Get Back In Line ~ The Kinks
6. Lola ~ The Kinks
7. Top Of The Pops ~ The Kinks
8. Moneygoround, The ~ The Kinks
9. This Time Tomorrow ~ The Kinks
10. Long Way From Home, A ~ The Kinks
11. Rats ~ The Kinks
12. Apeman ~ The Kinks
13. Powerman ~ The Kinks
14. Got To Be Free ~ The Kinks

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composer: Ray Davies .
Muze PNote The Kinks: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Dave Davies (vocals, guitar); John Dalton (bass instrument, background vocals); Mick Avory (drums).
Muze PNote Personnel: Dave Davies (harmonica, keyboards); John Gosling (keyboards); John Dalton (bass guitar).
Muze PNote Recording information: 04/1970-05/1970.
Muze PNote This 1970 album serves as the final installment in the Kinks' string of '60s masterpieces. In an age when most rockers were capitalizing on the new sound inspired by The Beatles' SGT. PEPPER, Ray Davies and the Kinks were looking back in time for musical inspiration on records like ARTHUR and VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY. Mixing classic rock & roll, blues, American country, and English dance hall music, The Kinks were ahead of and behind the times all at once. LOLA VERSUS POWERMAN AND THE MONEY-GO-ROUND merges some of Davies's highbrow stylistic concepts with the edgier rock & roll of the band's early years on some of the finest songs of the group's career.
Muze PNote The 14-track disc features the irresistible radio hits "Lola" and "Apeman"--the first a confused love song to a transvestite, the second a tongue-in-cheek celebration of primitivism. Both songs have rightfully become part of the rock song canon. Equally impressive are Ray Davies's countryish ballad "Denmark Street," the edgier "Get Back In Line," and music industry satire "Top of the Pops." Guitarist Dave Davies also contributes one of his most beautiful songs, the delicate "Strangers." The Kinks were among the all-time masters of the smartly crafted, idiosyncratic pop song. LOLA VERSUS POWERMAN AND THE MONEY-GO-ROUND is a great collection, ranking just behind their brightest moments in the '60s.

Producer: Ray Davies; Ray Davies

Engineer: Mike Bobak

Artist Overview

Like most mid-1960s British rockers, the Kinks started out as an R&B group before they helped invent hard rock and ventured into sardonic, Beatles-inspired pop and refreshingly unpretentious rock opera with an English music-hall tinge. Ray Davies' biting lyrical wit and brother Dave's primal power chords proved an unbeatable and tremendously influential combination. For as long as the notoriously combative siblings could comfortably coexist, the Kinks continued to ply their intelligent brand of Brit-rock.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Hits Of The 60's
Muze Music Compilations 60's Rock Hits
Muze Music Compilations Rushmore
Muze Music Compilations 25 All-Time Greatest Summer So
Muze Music Compilations Sopranos-Peppers & Eggs (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Cameo Parkway 1957-1967
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem: 80s Rocks Greatest Hits / Variou
Muze Music Compilations Darjeeling Limited
Muze Music Compilations Juno
Muze Music Compilations How To Lose Friends Alienate (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Classic Rock H
Muze Music Compilations Bowie Heard Them Here First
Muze Music Compilations Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1964:ro

Associated Artists and Works

Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/19/1988
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1970
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 6423
Music Label Name Label : Reprise
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075992745529

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (1/7/71, p.47)
- "..This may be the best Kinks' album yet. And brother, that's saying a mouthful.."

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