THE KINKS

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The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's 32-year run. Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Bob Henrit in 1984, respectively. Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accompanied the band during studio sessions in the mid-1960s. Later, various keyboardists, including John Gosling and Ian Gibbons, were full-time members.

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THE KINKS Discography

THE KINKS albums / top albums

THE KINKS Kinks album cover 3.33 | 5 ratings
Kinks
Proto-Metal 1964
THE KINKS Kinda Kinks album cover 3.90 | 6 ratings
Kinda Kinks
Proto-Metal 1965
THE KINKS The Kink Kontroversy album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
The Kink Kontroversy
Proto-Metal 1965
THE KINKS Face To Face album cover 3.62 | 4 ratings
Face To Face
Non-Metal 1966
THE KINKS Something Else By The Kinks album cover 3.75 | 4 ratings
Something Else By The Kinks
Non-Metal 1967
THE KINKS The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Non-Metal 1968
THE KINKS Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) album cover 3.75 | 4 ratings
Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire)
Non-Metal 1968
THE KINKS Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One
Non-Metal 1970
THE KINKS Percy album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Percy
Non-Metal 1971
THE KINKS Muswell Hillbillies album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Muswell Hillbillies
Non-Metal 1971
THE KINKS Everybody's In Show-Biz (Everybody's A Star) album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Everybody's In Show-Biz (Everybody's A Star)
Non-Metal 1972
THE KINKS Preservation Act 1 album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Preservation Act 1
Non-Metal 1973
THE KINKS Preservation Act 2 album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Preservation Act 2
Non-Metal 1974
THE KINKS Soap Opera album cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
Soap Opera
Non-Metal 1975
THE KINKS Schoolboys In Disgrace album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Schoolboys In Disgrace
Non-Metal 1975
THE KINKS Sleepwalker album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Sleepwalker
Non-Metal 1977
THE KINKS Misfits album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Misfits
Non-Metal 1978
THE KINKS Low Budget album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Low Budget
Non-Metal 1979
THE KINKS Give The People What They Want album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Give The People What They Want
Non-Metal 1981
THE KINKS State Of Confusion album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
State Of Confusion
Non-Metal 1983
THE KINKS Word Of Mouth album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Word Of Mouth
Non-Metal 1984
THE KINKS Think Visual album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Think Visual
Non-Metal 1986
THE KINKS UK Jive album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
UK Jive
Non-Metal 1989
THE KINKS Phobia album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Phobia
Non-Metal 1993

THE KINKS EPs & splits

THE KINKS Kinksize Session album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Kinksize Session
Proto-Metal 1964
THE KINKS Kinksize Hits album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Kinksize Hits
Proto-Metal 1965
THE KINKS Kwyet Kinks album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Kwyet Kinks
Proto-Metal 1965
THE KINKS Dedicated Kinks album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Dedicated Kinks
Proto-Metal 1966

THE KINKS live albums

THE KINKS Live At Kelvin Hall album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Live At Kelvin Hall
Proto-Metal 1967
THE KINKS One For The Road album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
One For The Road
Non-Metal 1980
THE KINKS The Road album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
The Road
Non-Metal 1988
THE KINKS To The Bone album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
To The Bone
Non-Metal 1994

THE KINKS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

THE KINKS re-issues & compilations

THE KINKS Kinks-Size album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Kinks-Size
Proto-Metal 1965
THE KINKS Kinkdom album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Kinkdom
Proto-Metal 1965
THE KINKS Greatest Hits! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits!
Proto-Metal 1966
THE KINKS Well Respected Kinks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Well Respected Kinks
Proto-Metal 1966
THE KINKS Sunny Afternoon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunny Afternoon
Proto-Metal 1967
THE KINKS Four More Respected Gentlemen album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Four More Respected Gentlemen
Proto-Metal 1968
THE KINKS Golden Hour Of The Kinks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Hour Of The Kinks
Proto-Metal 1971
THE KINKS The Kink Kronikles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kink Kronikles
Proto-Metal 1972
THE KINKS The Great Lost Kinks Album album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Great Lost Kinks Album
Proto-Metal 1973
THE KINKS Hit Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hit Collection
Proto-Metal 1973
THE KINKS Golden Hour Of The Kinks Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Hour Of The Kinks Vol. 2
Proto-Metal 1974
THE KINKS The Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes
Proto-Metal 1976
THE KINKS 20 Golden Greats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
20 Golden Greats
Proto-Metal 1978
THE KINKS Second Time Around album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Second Time Around
Non-Metal 1980
THE KINKS Dead End Street: Kinks Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dead End Street: Kinks Greatest Hits
Proto-Metal 1983
THE KINKS Kinks Kollectables album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kinks Kollectables
Proto-Metal 1984
THE KINKS Come Dancing With The Kinks album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Come Dancing With The Kinks
Non-Metal 1986
THE KINKS The Kinks Are Well Respected Men album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men
Proto-Metal 1987
THE KINKS Hit Singles album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Hit Singles
Proto-Metal 1987
THE KINKS 25 Years: The Ultimate Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
25 Years: The Ultimate Collection
Proto-Metal 1989
THE KINKS Lost & Found (1986–1989) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lost & Found (1986–1989)
Non-Metal 1991
THE KINKS You Really Got Me: The Very Best Of The Kinks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Really Got Me: The Very Best Of The Kinks
Proto-Metal 1993
THE KINKS The Definitive Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Collection
Proto-Metal 1993
THE KINKS The Singles Collection album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Singles Collection
Proto-Metal 1997
THE KINKS It's The Kinks album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
It's The Kinks
Proto-Metal 1999
THE KINKS You Really Got Me: The Best Of The Kinks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Really Got Me: The Best Of The Kinks
Proto-Metal 1999
THE KINKS BBC Sessions 1964-1977 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
BBC Sessions 1964-1977
Proto-Metal 2001
THE KINKS The Ultimate Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ultimate Collection
Proto-Metal 2002
THE KINKS Picture Book album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Picture Book
Proto-Metal 2008
THE KINKS The Kinks In Mono album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Kinks In Mono
Proto-Metal 2011
THE KINKS The Kinks At The BBC album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Kinks At The BBC
Proto-Metal 2012
THE KINKS Waterloo Sunset: The Very Best Of The Kinks And Ray Davies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Waterloo Sunset: The Very Best Of The Kinks And Ray Davies
Proto-Metal 2012

THE KINKS singles (56)

.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Long Tall Sally
Proto-Metal 1964
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
You Still Want Me
Proto-Metal 1964
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
You Really Got Me
Proto-Metal 1964
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
All Day And All Of The Night
Proto-Metal 1964
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Tired Of Waiting For You
Non-Metal 1965
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy
Proto-Metal 1965
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Set Me Free
Proto-Metal 1965
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
See My Friends
Non-Metal 1965
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Till The End Of The Day
Proto-Metal 1965
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
A Well Respected Man
Proto-Metal 1966
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Sunny Afternoon
Non-Metal 1966
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Dead End Street
Proto-Metal 1966
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Mister Pleasant
Non-Metal 1967
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Waterloo Sunset
Non-Metal 1967
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Autumn Almanac
Non-Metal 1967
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Autumn Almanac / Mister Pleasant
Non-Metal 1967
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Wonderboy
Non-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Days
Non-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Plastic Man
Non-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Drivin'
Non-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Shangri-La
Non-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Victoria
Non-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Lola
Non-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Apeman
Non-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
God's Children
Non-Metal 1971
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Supersonic Rocket Ship
Non-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Celluloid Heroes
Non-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Sitting In The Midday Sun
Non-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Sweet Lady Genevieve
Non-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Mirror Of Love
Non-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Holiday Romance
Non-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Ducks On The Wall
Non-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
You Can't Stop The Music
Non-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
No More Looking Back
Non-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Sleepwalker
Non-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Juke Box Music
Non-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Father Christmas
Non-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
Non-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Live Life
Non-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Black Messiah
Non-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Superman
Non-Metal 1979
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Moving Pictures
Non-Metal 1979
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pressure
Non-Metal 1979
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Better Things
Non-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Predictable
Non-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Come Dancing
Non-Metal 1982
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Don't Forget To Dance
Non-Metal 1983
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Good Day
Non-Metal 1984
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Do It Again
Non-Metal 1985
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
How Are You
Non-Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Lost And Found
Non-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Art Lover
Non-Metal 1988
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Down All The Days
Non-Metal 1989
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
How Do I Get Close
Non-Metal 1989
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Scattered
Non-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Only A Dream
Non-Metal 1993

THE KINKS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Come Dancing With The Kinks
Non-Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Shindig! Presents The Kinks
Proto-Metal 1992
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Special Edition Ep
Non-Metal 2002

THE KINKS Reviews

THE KINKS Kinks

Album · 1964 · Proto-Metal
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The debut album by THE KINKS happens to be the very 1st album chronologically here at MMA!

Although overshadowed by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who, THE KINKS were very much a part of the original British Invasion of rock ’n’ roll that took the US by storm in the early 60s. The band was started by the two brothers Ray and Dave Davies and original bassist Pete Quaife in 1963 in the London suburb of Muswell Hill. The three played under myriad monikers before finally settling on THE KINKS and wasted no time garnering enough attention to release their first full album only a year later and riding the musical tsunami that The Beatles set in motion.

I pretty much agree with the critics of the day regarding this eponymous (minus the “THE”) debut album. It is highly inconsistent. The album is roughly half covers and half originals. The covers are the weakest part of this album as it sounds like they are trying to be The Beatles but it’s obviously not in their DNA to pull it off. Where this album really shines and what makes it so terribly influential in the harder edged music that would evolve into hard rock, metal and punk is in the upbeat tracks like the one they burrowed into the future and stole from Van Halen :P, you know which one.

“You Really Got Me” got them REALLY noticed and it went all to #1 on the UK singles chart. This track is really ground zero for highly distorted music which all stemmed from Ray Davies’ frustration from his amp. The track was actually written on the piano believe it or not but somehow it evolved into a raucous rocker that put emphasis on power chords and distortion which Ray created by slicing the speaker cone of his amp with a razor blade. This impromptu act reverberated into gargantuan and unforeseen ways into the wonderful world of extremely distorted guitar music that we all love and can’t get enough of today.

Unfortunately this is not an album of tracks like “You Really Got Me.” This sounds more like a record company milking a band’s talents to pump out radio friendly songs to put out on as many markets as possible. While some of these covers are a bit underwhelming, THE KINKS do throw in some excellent originals like “Revenge,” “I Took My Baby Home,” “I Just Can’t Go To Sleep” and “Stop Your Sobbing.” Despite this eclectic array of hits and misses, THE KINKS debut album is a testament to the origins of distorted amplified music that was the much needed spark to fuel the massive inferno of creativity that followed. Probably not essential since “You Really Got Me” can be found on every compilation THE KINKS have every released but certainly not a bad album in its own right despite sounding a bit wonky at times.

The album was released as KINKS in the UK and in the US it was released as “You Really Got Me” which omitted three tracks from the UK version. These days it has been remastered and appears in its UK form with bonus tracks.

THE KINKS It's The Kinks

Boxset / Compilation · 1999 · Proto-Metal
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1967/ 1976
Honestly one of the many compilation of The Kinks that we can find on the market. To love is done well and I must say, I was struck by the very low price. So much so that I bought it without thinking twice. Of course there are many beautiful songs and the presence of "You Really Got Me" and "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" is an excellent thing for fans of Van Halen, who made two covers (almost identical to the original) of these songs.

However, "It's The Kinks" remain one of the compilations of many of The Kinks on the market. What I like very much.

THE KINKS Kinda Kinks

Album · 1965 · Proto-Metal
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1967/ 1976
Third album for The Kinks. Of course, the sign of a bloody Rock and close to some Punk, in certain situations. Here's Rock'n'Roll in its various meanings, especially in order to be powerful and direct. Is a melodic album, however, not unlike a version of adrenaline The Beatles and other similar groups, however, with a dose of primitiveness that not disgusts. Of course there is the symphonic POP (moderately) of "Something Better Beginning" but songs as "Dancing In The Streets" or "Come On Now" are very close to some primordial Heavy Metal.

I will not even on an album really straightforward and easy to understand. That, however, is magical and fresh even today, after so many years.

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