The Kink Kontroversy
Release info:Produced by: Shel Talmy
Release date: 26 Nov, 1965
Record label & catalog #: Pye NSPL 18131
Format: 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Release type: Regular release
Description/Notes: UK simulated stereo
|1. Milk Cow Blues||UK simulated stereo (3:40), recorded probably early Aug 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|2. Ring The Bells||UK simulated stereo (2:15), recorded 23-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|3. Gotta Get The First Plane Home||UK simulated stereo (1:45), recorded 23-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|4. When I See That Girl Of Mine||UK simulated stereo (2:08), recorded 23-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|5. I Am Free||UK simulated stereo (2:26), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|6. Till The End Of The Day||UK simulated stereo (2:18), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|1. The World Keeps Going Round||UK simulated stereo (2:30), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|2. I'm On An Island||UK simulated stereo (2:13), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|3. Where Have All The Good Times Gone||UK simulated stereo (2:48), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|4. It's Too Late||UK simulated stereo (2:30), recorded 23-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|5. What's In Store For Me||UK simulated stereo (2:04), recorded 23-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|6. You Can't Win||UK simulated stereo (2:38), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
Liner Notes:Milk Cow Blues - Ray and Dave swop over lead
Ring The Bells - Ray, solo
Gotta Get The First Plane Home - Ray singing and playing harmonica
When I See That Girl Of Mine - Dave and Ray share vocal
I Am Free - Dave moans on his own
Till The End Of The Day - Ray, Dave and (help!) Pete, but Ray sings lead
The World Keeps Going Round - Ray mainly but with Dave and Pete in background
I'm On An Island - I Think it's Ray?
Where Have All The Good Times Gone - Ray and Dave
It's Too Late - Ray and Dave singing, but with Shel Talmy on guitar and Ray in the control box
What's In Store For Me - Dave sings assisted by Ray
You Can't Win - Ray and Dave, share
Before you proceed any further, ask yourself why you are reading this. Surely, the important thing is not to read about, but to listen to, the LP? It is because you are attracted by the look of the four young men enticing you to sample some KINKS KONTROVERSY? Or is it because you hope that by reading something on the back of an album cover, it will make you desperately want to buy what is inside?
Maybe you are simply hung up on the Kinks. If you are, then you are wasting valuable listening time reading what is, after all, only the designer's fill-in on the back. And, you should really be gazing, enraptured, at the photograph of Ray, Dave, Pete and Mick on the other side.
Should you be idly browsing through a stack of LP sleeves without the slightest intention of buying anything, read on. It will help absorb a few brief seconds of your life. And who knows, your curiosity might even be sufficiently aroused for you to want to hear this LP.
For the uninitiated--and it is conceivable that there may be one or two people around who still aren't hip--the Kinks compromise two brothers, Ray and Dave Davies; a bassist by the name of Peter Quaife, and a drummer, Mick Avory. They are four seperate identities and four conflicting personalities. Yet, somehow, they gell with a magnetism and force that has made them not only one of the country's most consistent groups, but gathered them hordes of followers throughout Germany, Scandinavia, France and America as well.
Ray, is one of England's most enlightened songwriters. His lyrics are very simple, to the point of being basic. They mask the complex character that evolves them.
Dave's main preoccupation is the diverse pursuit of happiness. But, he too, swings between the extremes of frustration, elation and black boredom.
Peter Quaife is everybody's friend. Rarely upset, he regards being a Kink infinitely preferable to being a commercial artist--his former occupation.
Mick Avory is at his happiest when he is drumming. He says little, and drums a great deal.
But enough is enough. Now is the fatal moment of decision. Take out the LP, listen and buy. You won't be disappointed. You never are with the Kontroversial Kinks.
|The Kink Kontroversy||26 Nov, 1965||UK||Pye NPL 18131||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|The Kink Kontroversy||30 Mar, 1966||USA||Reprise R 6197||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|The Kink Kontroversy||30 Mar, 1966||USA||Reprise RS 6197||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|The Kink Kontroversy||21 Dec, 1982||Japan||PRT SP20 5025||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|The Kink Kontroversy||Dec 1986||UK||PRT CDMP 8830||CD|
|The Kink Kontroversy||30 Mar, 1998||UK||Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 507||CD|
|United Kinksdom||20 Aug, 2001||UK||Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD301||CD|
|The Kink Kontroversy||26 Apr, 2004||UK||Sanctuary Midline SMRCD027||CD|
|The Kink Kontroversy (Deluxe Edition)||28 Mar, 2011||UK||Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4||2 CD set|
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