Kinks

Release info:

Produced by: Shel Talmy
Release date: Nov 1979
Record label & catalog #: Pye NPL 18096
Country: UK
Format: 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Release type: Reissue
Description/Notes: mono mix, reissue

Tracks:

Side 1
1. Beautiful Delilah   mono mix (2:04), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
2. So Mystifying   mono mix (2:49), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
3. Just Can't Go To Sleep   mono mix (1:58), recorded 17, 18, 24, 25 Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
4. Long Tall Shorty   mono mix (2:48), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
5. I Took My Baby Home   mono mix (1:46), recorded probably 17 Jan, 1964 at Pye Studios (No .1), London
6. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter   mono mix (2:02), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
7. You Really Got Me   mono mix (2:13), recorded mid-Jul 1964 at IBC Studios, London
   
Side 2
1. Cadillac   mono mix (2:41), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
2. Bald Headed Woman   mono mix, UK album mix (double-tracked vocal) (2:41), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
3. Revenge   mono mix (1:28), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
4. Too Much Monkey Business   mono mix (2:14), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
5. I've Been Driving On Bald Mountain   mono mix (2:02), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
6. Stop Your Sobbing   mono mix (2:05), recorded 17, 18, 24, 25 Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
7. Got Love If You Want It   mono mix (3:49), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London


Liner Notes:

The letter K has been sadly neglected in the English language for centuries. The Kinks, when they are knot making records or doing one-knight stands, are kampaigning to restore the K to its rightful and knoble place. This situation is the more pitifiul when you realise that the K has knot even been allowed to die and be forgotten but, much worse, it is ignored.

To help this kampaign on its way some simple rules have to be observed. First, the letter K should never be silent in words such as knee, know and knockout: secondly, where possible K should be substituted for C in pronunciation; thirdly, money is reckoned in terms of K(rowns) i.e. 5/- is one K, 2/6 is half K and £1 is 4K; finally, when in doubt stutter. The worst thing anyone can do is to say that something is OK when they mean, of course, that it is K.

Like all new things these days this is going to be advertised extensively on TV. We are all hoping for the fullest co-operation from that very K programme "Thank You Klucky Stars".

About the Kinks and their first LP

Following two records which were comparitive flops, Ray, Pete, Dave and Mick, put their feet (encased of course in a kinky boot) down. Determined to make a record of THEIR music, they forgot such phrases as "keeping in the idiom" and "a safe cover of someone elses" which were constantly being hurled at them. It worked. "You Really Got Me'', which they have included on this first LP shot to No. 1 in four weeks.

Ray, the leader of the Kinks, is 20 and almost 6 feet tall. He composes, listens to what the others have to say about his compositions and then they record what he originally wrote! Vocalist, rhythm guitar and harmonica player he has very definite ideas of his own about almost everything and enjoys the occasional sulk.

Dave, who is Ray's brother, is 17. He also sings and plays lead. guitar. Although the youngest Kink, no girl passes unnoticed when he's around.

Pete, (20) the quiet one from Devon is a Mod through and through. He sings and plays bass. Pete is the one Kink who actually enjoys horse-riding.

Mick is 19 and plays the drums. Open any of Mick's suitcases and on top of all his clothes you will find a rubber practice mat and a pair of drumsticks. Even without his drums he never stops drumming. In fact, you could say he is kinky about drumming.

Perfectionists to the last drop of their kinky blood, these boys from Muswell Hill, London are a sleeve-writer's nightmare. Even as I write these notes only a few days before release date, they are making changes on some of the tracks. On the assumption that when you read this you have already got the record home, I'll let you listen to it without trying to influence you into buying it. Hope you like it-they do. Be assured that nothing will ever be released by the Kinks unless they do like it.

Brian Sommerville


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