Kinks - post 60s' albums.

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Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby robertff » 11 Jan 2022, 17:04

A thread that might have been done before, nevertheless, played a couple of Kinks' post 60s' albums this afternoon - Schoolboys and Preservation Act 1 which I liked and it occurred to me that their post 60s' albums rarely appear anywhere on the site.


So, is there any love for any of them? Anyone play them?


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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby GoogaMooga » 11 Jan 2022, 17:13

I think most people would agree that "Muswell Hillbillies" is worth getting. I've got a few others, but don't feel the need to collect them all. They had a late hit with "Come Dancing", which I find quite charming.
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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby Matt Wilson » 11 Jan 2022, 17:19

Lola and Muswell Hillbillies are great, I even like Everybody's in Show-Biz. The compilations The Kink Kronikles and The Great Lost Kinks Album are excellent. After that, you're on your own. Good songs spread amongst a bunch of average albums.

Actually, Low Budget and Give the People What They Want are worth your time.
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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby Mike Boom » 11 Jan 2022, 18:28

What Matt said really
Preservation 1 has its moments, and Everybody's in Show Biz has Celluloid Heroes and is not bad at all, One For The Road is good live album, and I enjoy both Sleepwalker and Low Budget

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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 11 Jan 2022, 18:29

The Kinks were never large on my radar.

I liked their singles well enough and an American BCB'er once sent me the Kink Kronikles (I forget who, sorry).

But I never heard a full album by them.
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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby GoogaMooga » 11 Jan 2022, 18:53

Yes, "Give the People What They Want" is one of the later ones that I quite enjoyed. Even bought it on vinyl when it first came out. It was my first Kinks album. "Kink Kronikles" is a superior 2 CD set.
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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby mudshark » 11 Jan 2022, 19:09

It's been said time and time again on this board: The Kinks were a phenomenal singles band. That's it.
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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby Matt Wilson » 11 Jan 2022, 19:23

Oh, they had a hell of an LP run from '66 - '71, and especially from '66 - '69.
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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby Mike Boom » 11 Jan 2022, 19:38

Matt Wilson wrote:Oh, they had a hell of an LP run from '66 - '71, and especially from '66 - '69.



Indeed

1966 Face to Face
1967 Something Else by the Kinks
1968 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
1969 Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
1970 Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
1971 Percy/Muswell Hillbillies

thats quite a run!

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Re: Kinks - post 60s' albums.

Postby robertff » 11 Jan 2022, 20:05

Pretty sure I've got most if not all the albums mentioned and more. I like them well enough but as has already been mentioned there are good tracks among some pretty average ones although I've found in the past a lot of Kinks music grows on you the more you play it. It took me quite a long while to appreciate those 60s' albums listed earlier and they were certainly more than just a singles band, nevertheless, those singles were second to none.


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