We’ve just acquired a rather tasty selection of super rare original pressed Kinks vinyl LPs, early Kinks albums (like the Beatles/Stones) were a mixture of amped up R&B and soul covers (hello Too Much Monkey Business and Dancing In The Street) plus some killer originals; Stop Your Sobbing, Tired Of Waiting, Come On Now (’nuff said!). Ray Davies’ inspired song-writing – quickly eschewed the Americanisms of his peers and produced a run of 7″ singles and long players that, not only were the match of Lennon/McCartney and Jagger/Richards (oh yes they were), but whose subject matter was on a different page – at turns cynical and poignant, check Dedicated Follow Of Fashion, Where Have All The Good Times Gone, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon (need I go on?) if you need proof.
After the band were refused entry to the U.S. (due to a ‘disagreement’ with the all-powerful American Musicians Union), the Kinks produced a series of albums that whilst largely overlooked at the time are now rightfully acknowledged as outright classics, the wonderful ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Society’, the wide-screen sounding ‘Arthur, Or the Decline Of the British Empire’ and the bitter ‘Lola Versus Powerman & the Moneyground’ (what is it with the long titles?).
It’s not often we see Kinks LPs from this era in such great condition, here’s a couple to whet your Kinks whistle, you can see the full list here
Our buyers, Syd & Glen, will be in Soho this Saturday 18th April [also Record Store Day] to buy your Mint Vinyl Records, CDs & items of Pop ‘n Rock Memorabilia. Find us at the Sohost Building 8 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PH – get a map here We’ll be on […read more…]
Here’s a cool list of Record Stores from around the world that I read at the weekend. Can any of you tick these of your list of stores you’ve visited? Are there any stores that you think belong on here and have been missed of. Read the full list on […read more…]
As the BBC 6 Music festival begins, broadcaster and DJ Gilles Peterson looks at why Bristol has produced such a wealth of underground sounds BBC Radio 6 Music decamps to Bristol this weekend for its third 6 Music festival. It’s a city with a fantastic musical heritage, one that perfectly […read more…]