Kinky Music - The Larry Page Orchestra
Release info:Produced by: Larry Page
Release date: 18 Jun, 1965
Record label & catalog #: Decca LK 4692
Format: 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Release type: Tribute album
Description/Notes: mono mix
|1. Tired Of Waiting For You||mono mix, by the Larry Page Orchestra, recorded Apr/May 1965 at Decca Studios (No. 2), West Hampstead, London|
|2. Come On Now||mono mix, by the Larry Page Orchestra, recorded Apr/May 1965 at Decca Studios (No. 2), West Hampstead, London|
|3. Something Better Beginning||mono mix, by the Larry Page Orchestra, recorded Apr/May 1965 at Decca Studios (No. 2), West Hampstead, London|
|4. You Really Got Me|
|5. Don't Ever Change|
|6. Got My Feet On The Ground|
|1. All Day And All Of The Night|
|2. One Fine Day|
|3. Just Can't Go To Sleep|
|5. I Took My Baby Home|
|6. Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy|
KINKY MUSICTHE LARRY PAGE ORCHESTRA
PLAYS THE MUSIC OF THE KINKS
I was sitting in my office in London's Tin Pan Alley just over 12 months ago, listening to the daily batch of tapes from would be pop singers and song writers, when the telephone rang and a very excited gentleman, who introduced himself as a stockbroker, told me that he had heard "an absolutely super group" called "The Ravens". To this day I have never refused to listen to new talent so I arranged to go along with him to see them play in a public house in London's East End. Immediately we entered I was completely knocked out by the excitement created by the four long haired boys on stage, and within hours I had signed them up.
The first task was to find a new name for them. At the time the word kinky was used to describe something way out. This, I thought, must be it - "The Kinks". The boys were in agreement and despite opposition we stuck to our guns. It is very hard for a group to find overnight success, and The Kinks were no exception. The first two records hardly covered the cost of the recording sessions but at least the group were becoming established, largely through their phenomenal stage show. The excitement aroused by their music and personality creates an unexplainable tension, and has gained them the reputation of being the wildest act on the British pop scene.
Thus it was in August 1964 that The Kinks arrived at the crossroads of their career, accepted by the public, but without that important hit record. It was at this time that Ray Davies played me a demo record of "You Really Got Me" - what a complete gas. I felt immediately that this would either sell a million or not a single record. Luck was with me, the public accepted it throughout the world, within weeks we have shot to number one in England and - yes "It sold a million".
The next problem was to find the all important follow up which has broken so many "One hit artistes". I paid a short visit to New York around this time, and whilst there discussed with many people the follow up record. On my return to London I had a long talk with Ray and we decided to stick to a winning formula and within days he came up with "All Day And All Of The Night", another great chart topper, throughout the world.
It was now necessary for The Kinks to broaden their styl, a point which had been constantly borne in mind by Dave, Ray, Pete and Mick but nonetheless it was a very dubious group that listened with me to the play backs of "Tired Of Waiting For You" - "It's not our image, is it?" said Dave. Though I agreed with him I felt that it would have a far wider appeal. I felt sure it would be another number one. As we now know it reached this coveted position within three weeks, and at the time of writing it is rising steadily through the American Top Ten.
The word "Kink" now has a different meaning. It means hits! Ray Davies has the golden pen that seems to only write hit songs and I have selected here twelve of my personal favourites composed by him and/or his brother Dave. As well as the three hits mentioned above I have included their current hit "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" and other numbers from their L.P.'s and E.P.'s. I hope that when you have listened to this album you will agree with me that many of their numbers will be with us for years to come.
|Kinky Music - The Larry Page Orchestra||20 Jun, 1983||USA||Rhino RNLP 058||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|Kinky Music - The Larry Page Orchestra||20 Jun, 1983||USA||Rhino RNDF 257||12" vinyl LP picture disc, 33 1/3 RPM|
|Kinky Music - The Larry Page Orchestra||Oct 1993||UK||Richmond MONDE 17CD||CD|
|Kinky Music - The Larry Page Orchestra - Mood Mosaic Volume 3||20 Nov, 2000||UK||RPM Records RPM 213||CD|
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