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Album artwork for Kinda Kinks. by The Kinks

Kinda Kinks, the band's second release, is more or less of a piece with its predecessor. On the previous album, however, the band had used covers to fill the spaces between the Ray Davies originals, and here the tracks are almost all penned by Davies (with the exception of their version of 'Dancing in the Street'). Davies' lovelorn songs had yet to fully flower into elegies for disappearing lifestyles and values (Something Else, three years later, effectively marked that change). But his wistful melodicism can be heard in tunes such as 'Something Better Beginning', 'Don't Ever Change' and 'So Long' which mingle quite nicely with the pop propulsion of 'Tired of Waiting'. With the focus so squarely on the singing songwriter, it's almost easy to forget how powerful the rest of the ensemble was - a tight little rock and roll band of the highest order.

The Kinks

Kinda Kinks.

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Album artwork for Album artwork for Kinda Kinks. by The Kinks by Kinda Kinks. - The Kinks
Album artwork for Kinda Kinks. by The Kinks
LP

£23.99

Heavyweight Vinyl.

Black
Released 07/10/2022Catalogue Number

4050538813050

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

The Kinks

Kinda Kinks.

BMG
Album artwork for Album artwork for Kinda Kinks. by The Kinks by Kinda Kinks. - The Kinks
Album artwork for Kinda Kinks. by The Kinks
LP

£23.99

Heavyweight Vinyl.

Black
Released 07/10/2022Catalogue Number

4050538813050

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Kinda Kinks, the band's second release, is more or less of a piece with its predecessor. On the previous album, however, the band had used covers to fill the spaces between the Ray Davies originals, and here the tracks are almost all penned by Davies (with the exception of their version of 'Dancing in the Street'). Davies' lovelorn songs had yet to fully flower into elegies for disappearing lifestyles and values (Something Else, three years later, effectively marked that change). But his wistful melodicism can be heard in tunes such as 'Something Better Beginning', 'Don't Ever Change' and 'So Long' which mingle quite nicely with the pop propulsion of 'Tired of Waiting'. With the focus so squarely on the singing songwriter, it's almost easy to forget how powerful the rest of the ensemble was - a tight little rock and roll band of the highest order.