THE Kinks belong to the first generation of rock bands, and were formed in 1964. Their third single, called \'You Really Got Me\', was Nr. 1 in England, Nr. 3 in the USA, and today is still one of the best rock songs that there are. This song was the beginning of a series of at least 15 more hits that stopped only at the end of the \'60s. In the \'70s, Ray Davies, who wrote 99% of the pieces for the Kinks brought concepts to reality, after many attempts. First, he busied himself with his hate-love for the old established English lifestyle, then later on, with his negative experiences in the music industry. Actually, Ray Davies wanted to make movies. His attempts in this direction did not turn out like he had thought they would. Deletions in his scripts and budget cuts led to the fact that Davies was never in agreement with the results. So, he returned to music and made records with film musicians.
In 1976/77, as a new way of listening to music brought itself to life, songs from The Kinks understandably belonged to the repertoire of many groups. This appearance, along with his own conceptions of rock music, also brought Ray Davies to writing songs again. Since then, he has never looked back and once again has fun playing electric guitar and really communicating with the audience.
Today, The Kinks are one of the most successful international bands. At live appearances, they have no problem playing their old songs and showing that really good songs never get old. Or, as Ray Davies himself once said: \"Rock bands come and rock bands go. But rock\'n\'roll will always live on\".
\"The preparations are going on. The Kinks, as true Englishmen, absolutely could not live with the thought of having to stay in Essen from Wednesday night until early Sunday, and so, flew back to London on Thursday. This again meant problems for the production and for Jo and Tom Bullmann, our group leader. Ray Davies, who arrived at rehearsal after flying non-stop from Australia with only two hours of sleep in three days, couldn\'t afford to take time for a break and hadn\'t even had time to shave off his beard. Before his appearance, he gave a memorable interview, and he and his fellow guitarist showed that good rock\'n\'roll really isn\'t a question of age\".
From - 10 Jahre Rockpalast.
Ray Davies - voc, g
Dave Davies - g, voc
Mick Avory - dr
Jim Rodford - b, voc
Iah Gibbons - keyb, voc
01 Around The Dial (7\'00\'\')
02 The Hardway (2\'30\'\')
03 Where Have All The Good Times Gone (2\'10\'\')
04 Captain America Calling
(Catch Me Now, I\'m Falling) (3\'10\'\')
05 Come On Now (2\'40\'\')
06 Destroyer (4\'20\'\')
07 Yo,Yo (6\'50\'\')
08 Lola (5\'55\'\')
09 Dead End Street (2\'15\'\')
10 Add It Up (3\'20\'\')
11 Low Budget (6\'15\'\')
12 Art Lover (3\'45\'\')
13 Back To Front (5\'15\'\')
14 A Gallon Of Gas (4\'30\'\')
15 Celluloid Heroes (7\'45\'\')
16 Till The End Of The Day (3\'20\'\')
17 Bernadette (4\'00\'\')
18 All Day And All Of The Night (4\'55\'\')
19 Give The People What The Want (4\'45\'\')
20 Pressure (2\'08\'\')
21 You Really Got Me (4\'10\'\')
22 Stop Your Sobbing / David Watts (3\'10\'\')