Pullin' 'Tubes | Deer Tick Covers The Kinks Father Christmas
... holiday music - it'sjust unavoidable this time of year. While we certainly are far from grinches around theseparts, we're pretty selective with what we endorse as high-quality yuletide tunes. So it'swith that statement that we'd like to officially put the JamBase stamp of approval on Deer Tick's versionofThe Kinks
holiday classic "Father Christmas," which the band recorded as a web exclusiveforConan O'Brien's TBS late night talk show. The Providence, RI band got in the spirit of things by donning their best holiday sweatersand Santa hats for their take on the song, which was first released as a single back in1977. The tune tells the story of a department store Santa who is beaten up by a gang ofpoor kids who tell him to give them money instead of toys, and asks that the toys be given"to the little rich boys." It's just about the perfect Christmas song in so many ways forJohn McCauley & Co. to put their bar-rock spin on. Let's check it out: Written By: JeffreyGreenblatt Pullin' 'Tubes | Deer Tick Covers The Kinks
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The Kinks Dave Davies Working On New Film
... about my spiritual interests, and all my alternative ideas about the world and life. So, we thought we'd do a similar thing about rock 'n' roll, and the journey of being in a rock 'n' roll band on the road. We want to interview old colleagues, other celebrities and fans." Asked about the chances for a 2014 Kinks
tour, Davies said he's not optimistic, but he's hopeful other Kinks
projects will come to fruition. "I spoke to Ray [Davies] last week when he was in New York and we had a chat," he said, "...I've written a few songs with that in mind. I'm sure Ray has some ideas, of course. So we're going to meet up in the U.K. [in December]. I'm looking forward to that." more on this story Gibson.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission. The Kinks
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Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks Tour-Only EP To Be Available on Solo Tour
... Tweet Singer-songwriter Colin Meloy mixing some Kinks
material into the sets of his solo acoustic tour this Fall. Known as the frontman/guitarist for the Decemberists, Meloy has a habit of sprinkling his sets with covers, generally picked from a particular artist's catalog, the recordings of which make up his Colin Meloy Sings EP series. Previous artists chosen for these recordings have included Morrissey (2005), Shirley Collins (2006), and Sam Cooke(2008). His newest EP, Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks
, will be available for purchase only at his live shows this fall. Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks
01. "Waterloo Sunset" 02. "Harry Rag" 03. "The Way Love Used To Be" 04. "Do You Remember Walter?" 05. "Days"Search for colin meloy albums on Amazon Tweet Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks
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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.
Andy McClusky of OMD
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Van Dyke Parks
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.