Lola Vs. Powerman & The Moneyg CD (2002)

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Label Wea/warner Bros.
SKU 60146588
UPC 075992745529
UPC 14 00075992745529
Format CD
Release Date 1/1/2002
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Author Kinks
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Technical Info
Engineer Mike Bobak
Producer Ray Davies; Ray Davies
CatalogID 6423
Lable Name Reprise
Released 09/19/1988
Original Release 1970
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 15s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075992745529
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: Ray Davies .
The Kinks: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Dave Davies (vocals, guitar); John Dalton (bass instrument, background vocals); Mick Avory (drums).
Personnel: Dave Davies (harmonica, keyboards); John Gosling (keyboards); John Dalton (bass guitar).
Recording information: 04/1970-05/1970.
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.
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.
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.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (1/7/71, p.47) - "..This may be the best Kinks' album yet. And brother, that's saying a mouthful.."
Disc 1
1 Introduction
2 Contenders, The
3 Strangers
4 Denmark Street
5 Get Back In Line
6 Lola
7 Top Of The Pops
8 Moneygoround, The
9 This Time Tomorrow
10 Long Way From Home, A
11 Rats
12 Apeman
13 Powerman
14 Got To Be Free

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