"I go to BlackPOLL for my holidays,"-- ILM Artist Poll #17 -- The Kinks RESULTS THREAD

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2.

"Come Dancing"
State of Confusion, 1983
7 Points (3 Votes, 2 #1's)

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weird. Had no idea that song was hated by Kinks fans at all. Always thought it was widely seen as a resounding return to form.

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, 3 votes. and one of 'em is me, who just came out as a non-fan.

some dude, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

1.

"Black Messiah"
Misfits, 1978
9 Points (3 Votes, 3 #1's)

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was 8 when Come Dancing came out, but I thought it was great if not a little confusing thanks to the video, which I watched over and over and over while we were on vacation because I had MTV for the first time in my short life. Had nfi what a Pally was, that's for sure.

I didn't know anyone hated it either.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

some people need to listen to 'art lover'

iatee, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

And that's it for today.

Will be back to begin the "Top 50" Rollout tomorrow.

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, 3 votes. and one of 'em is me, who just came out as a non-fan.

haha, no, I wasn't saying "Grr, you're not a fan if you don't like this." I'm just surprised is all.

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

idg hating "Come Dancing", at least not enough to give it a hate vote.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Come Dancing" is great. video with the old cleaning ladies dancing with mops = A+

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote for hated songs because I don't hate any enough to put my loathing on record.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remember first hearing it while watching a block of random videos on MTV2 or VH1 Classic like 15 years ago and just being horrified by it

some dude, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I DO get hating "Destroyer"...can totally understand that impulse. I don't though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

People, what is wrong with Come Dancing? It's a great song. How can it get more hate than Rock n' Roll Cities?

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's way more famous obviously, for one

some dude, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote for any hated tracks. There's a whole gob of shit on things like Soap Opera or Think Visual, but I don't guess I honestly hate any of it. Even the more famous tracks that can be overplayed are still underplayed by virtue of them being Kinks songs.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mainly voted for hated tracks because of "Black Messiah." Has Ray ever been called out on that song's racism?

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd say 95% of Ray's whole repertoire is sung from a character pov, so "Black Messiah" is a slippery one.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hate "Harry Rag", even tried to sell Something Else once because of it before a friend kindly intervened

Euler, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Harry Rag is so weird. never heard this euphemism for weed anywhere else.

― Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:25 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

doesn't Harry Rag = Fag = Cigarette?

rob, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

yah I always thought it was about cigs, lyrics definitely imply hardcore addiction

"Village Green" is easily my least favorite of the 1966-1971 Kinks albums. It sounds like de-clawed Kinks to me.

― o. nate, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:16 (Yesterday)

I agree with this challop.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha! i put come dancing on my best-tracks ballot! oh well.

i voted for arthur as the best kinks album.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

also tbqh i'm pretty sure ray davies is a racist.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's an asshole, anyway. he just got the holy spirit for a few years there.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Harry Rag" almost made my top 20.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll save my defense of "Destroyer" for whenever it shows up in the top 50 (I'm assuming it will?). But I think it's a pretty great song for a lot of reasons.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Harry Rag did make my top 20. Always loved it. Had no idea anyone would dislike it. Sorta Threepenny Opera-ish.

bendy, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Surprised someone else besides me voted for "Naggin' Woman". But Lazy Lester didn't sing the original, although it's probably him playing harp on Jimmy Anderson's Excello 45 from 1962, which is pretty great....here.

ρεμπετις, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 03:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, it's hard to argue that the any of the albums outside of the span from Face to Face -> Muswell Hillbillies are better than those inside the span. It's more about the order one would rank them. The order we got for top four would be the order you'd get if the sample size was 50 or 1000, though.

bendy, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Harry Rag is so weird. never heard this euphemism for weed anywhere else.

― Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:25 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Well, firstly, it's not a euphemism for weed. It's also cockney rhyming slang, so it's pretty exclusive to one part of the UK.
'Harry Rag' = fag, and fag = British slang for 'cigarette', except in the North-East. It's just a song about smoking cigarettes, really.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 07:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyhow, no surprise to see which Kinks album topped the 'best album' poll. My #1 (Lola Vs Powerman And The Moneygoround) was 6th, and 'Come Dancing' also made my "worst tracks" ballot. Never liked it. That keyboard lick is pure cheese.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 07:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's the last verse that saves it, and also that Its The Kinks! In the Charts! Yay!

(although the next single "Don't forget to dance" seemed a lazy)

Mark G, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

You all know that the Davies' sister died at a local dance when Ray was 13, right?

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

:-(

i'd say kink kronikles might be better than lola (the LP).

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's the last verse that saves it, and also that Its The Kinks! In the Charts! Yay!

Clive Davis didn't want it released as a single in the US, but Ray convinced him. Turned out to be their biggest hit since "Tired of Waiting for You" (same peak, #6).

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok I didn't think I had a least favorite Kinks song, but that's it -- "Tired of Waiting" is so boring!

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not a fan of "Tired Of Waiting For You", but I do love that it takes him three tries to get that whole line out. He's too tired to just sing it all at once.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

You all know that the Davies' sister died at a local dance when Ray was 13, right?

I had no idea! this does sorta change the tone of the song

iatee, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay, I just sent out belated confirmations to all voters whom I received ballots from. Check the account you sent from to make sure you got one.

Now give me a few minutes and I'll begin the tracks rollout.

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Excellent.

timellison, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

50. "Do It Again"
Word of Mouth, 1984
100 Points (5 Votes)

Music Video: http://youtu.be/wEw0ZYlpYXE

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was an excellent single. Maybe my favorite from that era.

timellison, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

49. "Yes Sir, No Sir"
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire, 1969
101 Points (5 Votes)

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the track: http://youtu.be/ECq1njEC1Gs

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yaaay -- I think Arthur would make a good small town musical production, esp this song.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Arthur!

rob, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a hard time voting for Arthur songs, even tho it might be my favorite kinks album! just kind of think of it as one big (awesome) song.

tylerw, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love how super theatrical yes sir, no sir is

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

48. "Love Me Till The Sun Shines"
Dave Davies Solo Single/Something Else By The Kinks, 1967
104 Points (5 Votes)

BBC Version: http://youtu.be/KUBSZJCASdQ
Lyres cover: http://youtu.be/4n-yU3XEFeY

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm with tyler - I had surprisingly few tracks from Arthur despite my love for the record.

Voted for "Do It Again" though. Made my top 10.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

hot damn tamale.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

when are we doing The Who. Did I miss it?

Dr X O'Skeleton, Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Who will be #24, and will be run by Tarfumes.

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just seen the timing thread, and notice The Cure and Kate Bush are upcoming. Must find out how to vote, some spreadsheet malarkey iirc. Is there an idiot's guide?

Dr X O'Skeleton, Thursday, 26 April 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Just saw on the Kinks fb page that Rosie Davies, sister of Ray and Dave and inspiration for many of the former's songs, has passed away.

Incident At Spanish Harlem (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 3 July 2014 20:24 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Here's Dave Davies taking the ice bucket challenge as nominated by Mark Hammill.

Wait, what?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 22:17 (3 days ago) Permalink


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