Woods - "God's Children" (Kinks Cover)
... The excellently laid-back campfire classic rockers in Woods release music at a furious clip, and their next missive will arrive in the form of a new 7″ in a few months. That single's B-side is a warm and jangly cover of the Kinks
' "God's Children," a song from the soundtrack of the 1971 movie Percy -- one that's somehow less lo-fi than the Ray Davies original. Listen to the Woods version below. That new 7″ is due in July from Woodsist. Woods - "God's Children" (Kinks
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Woods Cover the Kinks for New Single, Announce North American Summer Tour
... Space 538 * 7/15 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen * 7/16 Montreal, QC - Il Motore * 7/17 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern * 7/18 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern 7/19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival 7/22 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar * 7/23 Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar * 7/24 Philadelphia, PA - Morgan's Pier * 7/25 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar * 7/27 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom # 8/16 St. Malo, France - La Route Du Rock Festival 8/18 Powys, UK - Greenman Festival * with Parquet Courts # with Alex Bleeker and The Freaks Woods Cover the Kinks
for New Single, Announce North American Summer Tour ... [ read more ]
Woods Tour With Parquet Courts, Cover the Kinks
... Woods: "God's Children" (The Kinks
cover) (via SoundCloud) Woods will hit the road with Parquet Courts this spring and summer in support of their excellent newest album, Bend Beyond. (The tour includes a stop at the Pitchfork Music Festival.) They've also got a new single planned for release on July 9, recorded as a farewell to the band's decade-long home and recording studio, Rear House. New drummer Aaron Neveu makes his debut on the single. The A-side of the single is a re-recording of Woods' 2011 track "Be All Be Easy"; the B-side is a cover of the Kinks
' "God's Children". Listen to the Kinks
cover, ... [ read more ]
The Kinks (1963-)
Ray Davies (vocals, guitar) 1963-
Dave Davies (guitar) 1963-
Peter Quaife (bass) 1963-1969
Mick Avory (drums) 1963-1984
John Dalton (bass) 1971-1978
John Gosling (keyboards) 1971-1978
Andy Pyle (bass) 1976-1978
Jim Rodford (bass, vocals) 1978-
Gordon Edwards (keyboards) 1978
Ian Gibbons (keyboards) 1979-1988
Bob Henrit (drums) 1984-
Mark Haley (keyboards) 1989-
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The Kinks were formed by the Davies brothers, who generally do not get along. Their family structure may have something to do with it: Ray and Dave Davies were the 7th and 8th children in their family. The first 6 were girls.
Ray Davies had an affair with Chrissie Hynde. They have a daughter, Natalie.
Early names were The Ravens and The Bo Weevils. The Kinks is based on the word "Kinky," which they heard on the TV show The Avengers.
After playing a show in Illinois in 1966, the promoter invited them to his house and asked them to spend the night. They got a queasy feeling at his house and decided to stay at a hotel. They later learned that the promoter was serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Ray Davies was shot in 2004. While visiting New Orleans with his wife, a mugger stole her bag. Davies gave chase and the perpetrator shot him in the leg, causing severe injuries.
Ray Davies' sister, Rene, died the day he turned 13. She gave him his first guitar that year as a birthday present.
Ray Davies has dabbled in film throughout his career, primarily in the '80's. In 1986, he was in the movie Absolute Beginners. He also worked on One For the Road and Return to Waterloo. Dave Davies was also in One For the Road.
Avory almost joined the Rolling Stones. He played with them at a few early live shows.
In 1969, The Kinks wrote one of the first rock operas: Arthur, or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire. It was released the same year as the Who's more successful Tommy, so many have forgotten about it.
Rodford had been a member of Argent and helped refine the messy, booze-infested live shows for which the Kinks had become known during most of the Seventies. Later member Henrit had also been a member of Argent.
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