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Music => General music chat => Topic started by: greenstreet on October 13, 2018, 10:49:28 AM

Title: Dave Davies
Post by: greenstreet on October 13, 2018, 10:49:28 AM
This is likely to appeal just the most dedicated Kink-o-philes, but from what I've heard it's pretty decent stuff.

I'm talking about the last Dave Davies' comp, "Decade", made up of 13 unissued songs that Ray's brother recorded during the 70s (from 1971 to 1979, the year prior to his first proper album). Some of the tunes have been retouched recently by Dave and his son at the studio, but it isn't that apparent.

Of course, it's not in the same league as DD' 60s stuff ("Hidden treasures" is still the compilation to own), but as I said it's not half bad and as it's unlikely that 13 unreleased golden-era Kinks songs will appear in the next future, this will have to do.


https://www.allmusic.com/album/decade-mw0003203460
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: Martin G on October 15, 2018, 12:25:54 PM
Sounds interesting mate. I dobbed in to the KINKS photo/memorabilia exhibit off of The Strand last week. Basically a promo for the 'VILLAGE GREEN' re-issue and a chance for the gallery to sell some photos of the band from that period in frames etc. However well worth a visit for those in London area.
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: greenstreet on October 15, 2018, 03:55:51 PM
Sounds interesting mate. I dobbed in to the KINKS photo/memorabilia exhibit off of The Strand last week. Basically a promo for the 'VILLAGE GREEN' re-issue and a chance for the gallery to sell some photos of the band from that period in frames etc. However well worth a visit for those in London area.


Would love to attend the exhibition. The deluxe versión of the reissue will be on many a Christmas list, I'm sure, it's got everything but the kitchen sink! I've got an 80s spanish reissue in vinyl, and almost every bonus track scattered among different comps, so I'll stick with them. I'll only miss this unreleased track, pure, beautiful, timeless Ray Davies;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOBjwkaW-T0
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: Martin G on October 23, 2018, 07:04:25 PM
Just nabbed tickets for this. Can't wait.

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/events/rough-trade-east-dave-davies-the-kinks
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: Col Wolfe on October 23, 2018, 09:58:05 PM
Just nabbed tickets for this. Can't wait.

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/events/rough-trade-east-dave-davies-the-kinks

Dave replaced Ray at a similar ‘Village Green’ event at the John Peel Centre last week.  He was an absolute nightmare and very inept as a speaker/interviewee...

“What’s your favourite track on the LP?”

Dave:  “dunno...”

“How do you view this LP in comparison to other concept albums of the time?”

Dave:  “dunno...”

Etc.  Etc.

Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: greenstreet on October 24, 2018, 08:35:06 AM
Sad to hear it. Is that the respect and esteem in which they hold their masterpiece? On the other hand, well, everybody can have a bad day and Dave is of a certain age...
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: Martin G on October 24, 2018, 10:15:41 AM
I know Dave is a bit of a wild card/loose cannon/call it what you will. To be honest that is almost something I am quite looking forward to see up close. Last time I saw him was with The Kinks when they played Alexandra Palace maybe 30 years back. He was a bit of a handful even then. Best make sure I am a good few rows back on Monday night.
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: Col Wolfe on October 24, 2018, 07:44:22 PM
I know Dave is a bit of a wild card/loose cannon/call it what you will. To be honest that is almost something I am quite looking forward to see up close. Last time I saw him was with The Kinks when they played Alexandra Palace maybe 30 years back. He was a bit of a handful even then. Best make sure I am a good few rows back on Monday night.

Would be OK if he was shooting from the hip and being interestingly confrontational but it was more a case of being totally disinterested, unprepared and possibly confused by the whole thing. 

He also had a tiny ‘man bag’ that he was clinging onto for dear life.  My mate thought it may contain a colostomy bag.
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: Martin G on October 25, 2018, 10:41:02 AM
I remember a few years back there was a KINKS documentary he was on and to be honest seemed like a mad old lady. He even fell over and down a ditch at one point. Shame seeing as how great he played and looked back in the 1960s heyday of the band. I will report in next week though.
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: Col Wolfe on October 26, 2018, 01:03:01 AM
I remember a few years back there was a KINKS documentary he was on and to be honest seemed like a mad old lady. He even fell over and down a ditch at one point. Shame seeing as how great he played and looked back in the 1960s heyday of the band. I will report in next week though.

Yeah he’s a complicated guy.  Will be interesting to see how he was at the Rough Trade night.
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: Martin G on October 30, 2018, 09:54:23 AM
Had a great time last night in the company of Dave Davies. As I suspected and has been reported Dave was a little vague to say the least with regard to details of the bands career, recording techniques, opinions on his own back catalogue. But was he entertaining?? You bet. A jolly old gent who is barely recognisable from his heyday but full of smiles and quips. Confirmed The Kinks would be working together again on new and old unfinished material and would himself be touring the US next year with a small group of musicians. No mention of live Kinks stuff though. Praised Steve Marriott's voice and how he thought The Beatles had run out of ideas with the 'boring' WHITE ALBUM too but all done with a smile and a glint in his eye. Not your standard QA session by any means but well worth it.
Title: Re: Dave Davies
Post by: greenstreet on October 30, 2018, 04:18:56 PM
Had a great time last night in the company of Dave Davies. As I suspected and has been reported Dave was a little vague to say the least with regard to details of the bands career, recording techniques, opinions on his own back catalogue. But was he entertaining?? You bet. A jolly old gent who is barely recognisable from his heyday but full of smiles and quips. Confirmed The Kinks would be working together again on new and old unfinished material and would himself be touring the US next year with a small group of musicians. No mention of live Kinks stuff though. Praised Steve Marriott's voice and how he thought The Beatles had run out of ideas with the 'boring' WHITE ALBUM too but all done with a smile and a glint in his eye. Not your standard QA session by any means but well worth it.


Sounds like a great soirée, Martin. Maybe Dave's memory isn't what it used to be or he's bored after years of questions about the band's golden years, but no doubt he was in a good mood.