The Kinks post -1970. Classic or Dud + Search and Destroy

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Here I'm not so sure. I've only got the fab Muswell Hillbillies + some BBC sessions tracks from this period. What's good, what's bad, what went wrong?

Dr. C, Saturday, 15 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I don't know what went wrong, but Come Dancing is a crappy little song. It's kinda like in the 80s when all these bands like Genesis and Jefferson Airplane came back with the most crappily vapid music ever made. I don't know how or why that happens.

Nude Spock, Saturday, 15 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Come Dancing is great. I like Lola, and maybe even Apeman. That's about all I know. The LP from c.1989, I remember that; it was sadly not that great.

the pinefox, Saturday, 15 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Yesh, that Lola vs. Powerman... album is the last great album they put out, for my money, anyway. That's right around my favorite period, the last 3 or 4 years leading up to 1970.

Nude Spock, Saturday, 15 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I think the well just went dry. By many accounts Ray Davies' ego headed skyward and he pumped out about 37 concept albums/rock operas in a row in the 70s. I've been slow about hearding post- Everybody's in Showbiz Kinks', but the Soap Opera LP is pretty damn dull. Schoolboys in Disgrace is less boring and even has some good songs, but the glory days were gone.

Some good stuff: "Wish I Could Fly Like Superman", "Rock & Roll Fantasy". "Prince of Punks", which I have as the b-side of my "Father Christmas" 45. I like 70's punk, but that song - which amounts to a veteran rocker spittin' in the eye of the punk movement - has a good melody and fun venomous lyrics ("He think he looks cool but his act is dated/ He acts working class but it's all baloney/ He's really middle class and he's just a phony"). And two very late era songs that I like a lot are "Lost and Found" and "The War is Over". I have them on some UK CD compilation. They're slick 80's productions for sure, but the melodies have some of the classic spark, I think.

Oliver, Saturday, 15 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I love Schoolboys in Disgrace, particularly "No More Looking Back'. It was the first Kinks album I bought outside of the Kink Kronikles, so that might be coloring my perception of this record a bit. I like Soap Opera, as well, though its good-natured music hall/radio play vibe is a bit wearing at times and the band doesn't sound as good. Wish I was more familiar with Preservation Acts I and II, I seem to remember them as being a bit muddy sounding with a lot of filler. Oh, the Percy soundtrack has "God's Children", a very pretty song with weird conservative, moralistic lyrics. I don't know if Ray was writing in the voice of a character from the movie for that one, seems likely.

Destroy most everything from the arena era (his oil crisis song "Gallon of Gas"-gimme a break!) to the present day, though Ray did have a minor comeback on Give the People What They Want with the gorgeous and creepy pedophile ballad "Art Lover" and the just plain gorgeous "Better Things". And I think "Come Dancing" is a swell song and a great video. Also search: "Don't Forget to Dance", "Juke Box Music", "Misfits" and "Father Christmas" (they never play this on the radio during the holidays anymore, I wonder if they finally listened to the lyrics?).

I haven't heard anything from the last three Kinks albums or any Ray solo work, sorry.

Arthur, Saturday, 15 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I've said it before, but for the 'official' thread I'll say again - "Low Budget" is excellent, as is the live album which followed it, "One For The Road".

Jeff W, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh, I forgot Lola vs The Powerman was from 1970. I have that as well - I include it in the 'great years', even though there are signs of decline - too many songs about lawyers and the music biz, never a good idea. This Time Tomorrow is beautiful, Apeman is funny and touching, and mark s was OTM with comments about Lola.

Dr. C, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

All confidence gone, fulfilling their own selfprohecied irrelevance - the seventies Kinks are too tragic to listen to. Knowing how awry things went in the 70's makes the selfdoubt of Ray's 60's lyrics all the more poignant, but I don't have to wallow in it with him. This stuff is excrutiatingly horrible.

fritz, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

A lot of people think the Kinks were in decline during the 70's, but I read in a few places how great "Muswell Hillbilies", so I found a copy. Aside from a few "pleasant" moments, I found it to be very boring. Songs just meander around, and nothing's memorable. Maybe I just dont' like the Kinks that much, although I really want to. The 60's records I have by them are much better. I do kind of want to get "Low Budget", though.

Sean, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

It's been a long time since I last heard it , but I remember the song "Celluloid Heroes" being almost as good as the best of the Sixties material.

Mark Dixon, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

It is, Mark. I have the BBC version.

Dr. C, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

No love for Give The People What They Want? I like that record -- some good classic rock.

Mark, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

if i had to describe ray davies in a word, ok, i couldn't. but the first word that comes to mind is "storyteller". for some reason, some of his lyrics are, to me, like rather bittersweet stories, and i think that the late works are even more so like this. two of my favourite kinks songs are from the late era: "don't forget to dance" and "lost and found"... i think mr. davies is singing about what was, and what might have been... and somehow, it sounds sadder as i (we) grow older.looking at the past is always a melancholic process, and in my opinion ray davies conveys this feeling very, very well.

(i haven't posted here in quite a long time. i never did post much, come to think about it, but i've always enjoyed reading the board. it's nice to be back).

cecilia, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
i vote for "Father Christmas", and "Come Dancing" is such a happy little tune.

still, how odd was it that they made it back onto AOR stations in the early 90's with a song about them trying not kill each other?

Kingfish (Kingfish), Monday, 21 July 2003 14:45 (sixteen years ago) link

lotsa great stuff from this era. don't be a tool.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 July 2003 14:52 (sixteen years ago) link

who's being a tool? i'm not commenting on the quality of the music they were putting out then, fine as it was. It just struck me as odd that they got into american rock radio then, being the state that it was in during the early 90's.

Kingfish (Kingfish), Monday, 21 July 2003 14:59 (sixteen years ago) link

What was this 90s radio hit?

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:00 (sixteen years ago) link

i dunno if it was a hit, but i certainly heard "Hatred (A Duet)" a good deal while a young me listened to WKQZ while still in high school...

Kingfish (Kingfish), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:06 (sixteen years ago) link

sorry, wasn't calling you a tool. was referring to those who would automatically write off an artist after any certain point in time.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Muswell Hillbillies definitely. The Percy soundtrack has a couple of great tunes unavailable elsewhere. I'd say it's worth purchasing. I picked up Preservation Act I the other day and I've tried, I mean really tried to get into it. Not gonna happen. I don't see myself shelling out any bucks for II, Soap Opera, etc. either. But, damn, they had a good run there for a while.

Any news on the R. Davies/ Yo La Tengo project I kept hearing about a year-or-so ago?

Will (will), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Everybody's In Showbiz

pretty much everything else. Soap Opera & Schoolboys In Disgrace Have their moments. Low Budget doesn't TOTALLY suck, though it has odd commercial metal undertones that annoy me & seem very out-of-place on a Kinks disc.

John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Misfits & Low Budget both have their merits.

...and State of Confusion may get a lot of destroy votes for its limp-noodle approach, but c'mon, Kinks were always best as a pop band.

"Do It Again" is a great track, but still, it can't save Word of Mouth.

One might also slip in The Great Lost Kinks Album as it does contain some extraneous (but highly worthy) early 70's material.

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 22 July 2003 12:23 (sixteen years ago) link

The Great Lost Kinks Album is almost certainly one of the greatest Kinks albums ever released -- loaded with A-plus tracks like "Plastic Man," "I'm Not Like Everybody Else," "Mr. Songbird," "Groovy Movies," etc etc etc -- but I thought almost all of the songs were from the mid to late '60s. What are the '70s tracks on it?

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 22 July 2003 13:08 (sixteen years ago) link

just read the newest issue of filter, and it has a completely useless interview with Ray Davies done by the completely useless Elliot Smith.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 22 July 2003 13:43 (sixteen years ago) link

how about those 'preservation' rock operas? i've always been too scared to try them. kinks 1966-70 are one of my favorite things ever, and 'muswell hillbillies' is great too - and i don't want to color my love of the kinks by listening to stuff that might horrify me.

j fail (cenotaph), Tuesday, 22 July 2003 14:14 (sixteen years ago) link

My friend Clancy bought all of the Kinks reissues when they came out a few years ago, but hasn't listened to any of them. Most are still in their wrapper even. He says, "So many of my favourite bands list the Kinks as their favourite bands, so I'm afraid that if I don't like the Kinks, I won't like my favourite bands anymore."

Clearly, Clancy needs help.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 22 July 2003 14:33 (sixteen years ago) link

fcc -- I thought the extra Castle-Edition Arthur... tracks would slide into early 1970 -- maybe not (i'll check the liners tonight). But, at a bare minimum, "The Way Love Used to Be" came off 1971's Percy OMPS.

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 22 July 2003 18:05 (sixteen years ago) link

I still maintain that "Better Things" is utterly fantastic and single-handedly makes up for all the dodgier songs combined.

Chris Barrus (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 22 July 2003 21:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Hmm, finally did pick up Low Budget a few months ago in a dollar bin, and it was all I'd hoped for pretty much. The standout tracks sell out in a gleeful, trashy, expedient way that's a lot of fun. Even the album cover fits the mood.

Sean (Sean), Wednesday, 23 July 2003 07:46 (sixteen years ago) link

fcc -- All the rest of the tracks from The Great Lost... are from '69 and prior.

christoff (christoff), Thursday, 24 July 2003 17:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Any news on the R. Davies/ Yo La Tengo project I kept hearing about a year-or-so ago?
Haven't heard anything lately. But the bootleg from 2000 is great.. "The Morning After" will be a great song when it comes out...

dave225 (Dave225), Thursday, 24 July 2003 17:49 (sixteen years ago) link

also, is 'percy' worth picking up? the only songs i've heard are 'willesden green' and 'god's children' and neither really make me want to bite....

j fail (cenotaph), Thursday, 24 July 2003 18:32 (sixteen years ago) link

I'd say Percy is worth purchasing if you find it used or "nice priced". I'm like you, "Willesden.." and "God's Children" weren't selling points; I already owned them via Kink Kronikles. But "Dreams" is the best Davies' song you've never heard. And "Moments", while admittedly sappy, is still pleasant (very reminiscent of Dave's "Strangers" from Lola...). "Animals in the Zoo" is sort of weak rewrite of "Apeman", but again, not bad any means. The rest are pretty much instrumentals.

Will (will), Friday, 25 July 2003 02:08 (sixteen years ago) link

PERCY - Some great songs here: "God's Children"; "Way Love Used to Be"; "Dreams"; "Moments". The rest is disposable, a good EP.

MUSWELL HILLBILLIES - Incredibly let down by this album when I actually heard it. There's a lot of the plodding nondescript psuedo-pubrock that characterises the Kinks' from 1970-1975. Few of the songs have any real hooks but Ray Davies is incapable of not writing at least one or two great songs per album. Can I also say the lyrics and the "concept" of the album are brilliant. Ray Davies is one of the few writers in Rock ever to write accurately about working class life.

EVERYBODY'S SHOWBIZ - This has more of the dreary pub rock of "Hillbillies" but it has two stunning songs: "Celluloid Heroes" and "Sitting In My Hotel". The live section of the album is a waste of everyone's time.

PRESERVATION ACT 1 - Again this actually has some very good songs on it and the concept is so loose it doesn't get in the way. The songs which aren't good are pretty dire however.

PRESERVATION ACT 2 - I'm afraid this was the last straw for me, I haven't bothered listening to a Kinks album since this. About 4 good songs out of 24 - and the other 20 are dreadful. The concept of the album is really quite interesting because it's really about the conflict about Capitalism and Marxism and as such is a very rare example of a political rock album.

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 25 July 2003 10:06 (sixteen years ago) link

three years pass...
Two words: "Good Day"

All sorts of wonderful, that song.

Orgy of Pragmatism (Charles McCain), Friday, 6 October 2006 16:23 (thirteen years ago) link


"Moving Pictures"
"No More Looking Back"
"Better Things"
"Art Lover"
"Juke Box Music"


"Black Messiah"
"A Gallon Of Gas"
"Hay Fever"
"State Of Confusion"

hank (hank s), Friday, 6 October 2006 16:28 (thirteen years ago) link

also to search:

"Slum Kids"
"Oklahoma USA"

also to destroy:

"Jack The Idiot Dunce"
"Have A Cuppa Tea"

hank (hank s), Friday, 6 October 2006 16:40 (thirteen years ago) link

I consider post-1970 Kinks largely dud, however "Come Dancing" and "Don't Forget To Dance" were both great songs.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Friday, 6 October 2006 17:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Dude, "Muswell Hillbillies", "Preservation - Act's 1 and 2" and "Schoolboys in Disgrace" are all great albums

The Kinks are my favourite band, and this era is definitely not their strongest, but I love a lot of the stuff that came out of it anyway

Erock Lazron (Erock Zombie), Friday, 6 October 2006 23:24 (thirteen years ago) link

The problem is, they were struggling too hard to sound American, and that was just wrong with a band who, in the 60s, had Music Hall among its main musical influences. It happened around "Lola Vs. Powerman", which contained two good singles but otherwise nothing much of interest. That being said, Ray Davies' lyrics have always been worth paying attention to. Even in the 70s.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Friday, 6 October 2006 23:46 (thirteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

I've been just hugely loving "Demolition" from Preservation I...first got into it via the BBC version which *sounds* much better. The original goes on longer, sort of along the lines of "Australia" from Arthur (which is another off-the-beaten-path Kinks track that's turned into a favorite over the past few years). If I could find a version that combines the BBC sound with the album performance I'd be in heaven.

dlp9001, Saturday, 15 September 2007 00:13 (twelve years ago) link

I fucking hated that 'Schoolboys In Disgrace' album from the 70's.

But I have The Kinks Present A Soap Opera from 1975 on vinyl and I always thought it was very charming.

I don't know Preservation. I fully admit I didn't get all the Kinks stuff I could have though, but this was partially because of a romantic falling out with someone who loved the Kinks. I never owned Arthur and I know this is a major flaw on my part.

Bimble, Saturday, 15 September 2007 06:00 (twelve years ago) link

it seemed like in the 80s/90s they fell into this pattern of making dull records with seemingly "commercial" aspirations that had one or two songs that were absurdly better than everything else on the record. specifically, "come dancing" (beats the hell outta everything else on state of confusion), "working in the factory" (the rest of think visual is as embarrassing as any music they've ever made), and "scattered," a song that sounded so fresh and out-of-place on the otherwise disappointing phobia that i wasn't particularly surprised to learn that it was a holdover from the muswell hillbillies days.

the 70s operas aren't without their merits; preservation act 1 is pretty listenable, and schoolboys in disgrace is by far the most focused (and rocking) of those records. as for the 70s aor stuff, i've always had a soft spot for sleepwalker; "full moon" is as beautiful as anything from something else or village green.

as a side note, when i saw the kinks in 1993 they opened with "sweet lady genevieve" from preservation act 1. a pleasant shock for the kinks fanatics in the crowd, with everyone else asking us why we were so excited about this song they didn't know.

Lawrence the Looter, Saturday, 15 September 2007 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

How come there was only one mention of This Time Tomorrow?? I had to leave it to Wes Anderson to bring it to me, which is shameful.

Alba, Thursday, 8 November 2007 22:14 (twelve years ago) link

Also, search: Get Back In Line.

Alba, Thursday, 8 November 2007 22:16 (twelve years ago) link

And to second Oklahoma USA.

Alba, Thursday, 8 November 2007 22:20 (twelve years ago) link

Soap Opera is great.

Preservation 1 AND 2 are good if you treat them in isolation. I think most people were just cranky that neither was as good as Village Green.

Elvis Costello tries something different and people love him for it. Ray Davies tries something different and they all have a big cry. I never understood this.

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:46 (twelve years ago) link

btw I know Davies has apologised profusely for his vaudeville period, but I can't help thinking he let himself be convinced that the work wasn't great and so feels he needs to make excuses.

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:47 (twelve years ago) link

"Celluloid Heroes" has such a lovely tune, but I'm very ambivalent about the lyrics - sort of irksome how all the male movie stars are portrayed as cool and solid while all the women are oh so tragic and vulnerable. Great song nonetheless.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 9 November 2007 14:05 (twelve years ago) link

Elvis Costello tries something different and people love him for it

What? Are you on crack or something? People don't love him for it, they say "What the fuck are you doing writing for a fucking string quartet or writing a symphony or something, why can't you write another album like "Imperial Bedroom" and stop marrying jazz singers and writing albums for opera stars, you pointlessly eclectic cunt!"

Tom D., Friday, 9 November 2007 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

I got the Percy soundtrack out the other day. The vocal numbers would make a killer EP, and the instrumentals are endearingly oddball.

C. Grisso/McCain, Friday, 9 November 2007 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

Ok, been on a Kinks Rock Operas bender lately, but jesus has rock criticism ever been more wrong? I don't know that I'll ever have time to write up a full blow-by-blow, but Preservation 1 and 2 are both amazing, Soap Opera is great, and Schoolboys is apparently going to be a movie so we can all judge when it comes out.

I can't help but think there was some unspoken agenda against what these albums represented. I have to admit that all the hype managed to scare me off of them for like 20 years, which is sort of ridiculous and I should have known better.

Nice quote from somewhere or other, that's almost certainly true: "If the Beatles cut "Money Talks", it would be quoted every day."

Preservation 1 search at the moment would be:

Morning Song
Sweet Lady Genevieve (that's the first three songs on the album, btw)
One of the Survivors
Money & Corruption/I Am Your Man (and I'm pretty fond of Cricket too, actually)
Sitting In The Midday Sun

And that = "really strong album." The "Preservation" single isn't too shabby either.

From Preservation 2:

Introduction to Solution
When A Solution Comes
Money Talks (i.e. once again the first three tracks, and jesus Money Talks is amazing. Also, just as a point of interest, compare the middle bit around 2:20 to Bowie's "Candidate" which was also probably channeling the Stones in a twisted way.)
Second Hand Car Spiv
He's Evil (another massive and overlooked track...can't believe this isn't on all the Best Ofs)
Nobody Gives
Flash's Confession (another great faux Bowie track, and why doesn't a single review I've read mention the Bowie influence on this time period?)
Salvation Road

Easily 8 solid tracks, and I'm pretty fond of the rest too.

Most underrated song of this period has to be Ducks On The Wall, though, from Soap Opera. Christ.

dlp9001, Sunday, 5 September 2010 03:18 (nine years ago) link

Other classic bit on this period:

Circus: A few months ago Lou Reed said he only listens to two albums, "Preservation Act I" and "The Great Lost Kinks Album."

Ray: I don't play his stuff so I feel bad when you say that. I felt really ashamed when I never heard of his group before, the Velvet Underground, until I signed with RCA. I really thought I should have. There are so many things I miss, you know.

dlp9001, Sunday, 5 September 2010 03:19 (nine years ago) link

It's also screamingly obvious the precedent for Robyn Hitchcock's "Uncorrected Personality Traits" is on Preservation 2: "Shepherds of the Nation."

dlp9001, Sunday, 5 September 2010 03:48 (nine years ago) link

Got two tracks from Preservation on eMusic the other day 'cause of this recent talk- "One of the Survivors" isn't doing it for me. But "Sweet Lady Genevieve" is beyond fantastic, and might be the best one-song distillation of Davies strengths.

"One of the Survivors" has that fifties nostalgia feel of a lot glam, and it's long-winded like rock of the time. But it doesn't have the production values. It still sounds like 1968. I wonder how much the production and the stasis of the Kinks sound around this time had to do with the indifference they faced. Old hat when everyone was trying out funny new over-the-top hats.

bendy, Sunday, 5 September 2010 12:55 (nine years ago) link

Things I like about "One of the Survivors" off the top of my head:

It's basically "Taking Care of Business" (1973 must have been a good year for that riff)
The line about driving 100 miles an hour, but it don't mess up my D.A.
All that Stonesy riffing. Seems like right around this point in his career Ray starts paying a lot more attention to RS, Who, Bowie...

I kind of remember when I first heard this album, not being to thrilled w/much other than Demolition. It was a slow grower for sure, and production could be part of that.

dlp9001, Sunday, 5 September 2010 15:46 (nine years ago) link

Agree the Preservation albums are underrated, though I can see how coming so soon after the Kontroversy through Muswell run, they could sound like further confirmation post-Everybody's in Showbiz that the Kinks were in decline. The biggest problems are the vocals and, as alluded to above, the production. Davies singing is even more affected than usual throughout the albums, as he really indulges his penchant for campy overacting. The production is a mess, though that's one thing I rather like about the albums. The sloppy, shambolic quality keeps the music from achieving the larger than life grandeur maybe it could have had, but it also keeps the albums from being overcome by bombast- there's something fundamentally tossed off and funny about the Preservation songs that really appeals to me (and fits in well with the themes of the piece). That said, I'm currently working on a Kinks collection for the comp project, and I ultimately decided on using just a single track from the Preservation project, though it was painful to drop "Salvation Road" and "Money Talks." Another song I really like: "Mirror of Love," especially the alternate take available on the Preservation 2 CD.

MumblestheRevelator, Sunday, 5 September 2010 16:05 (nine years ago) link

I can't help but think there was some unspoken agenda against what these albums represented.

... them representing Ray disappearing up his own arse you mean? There are definitely some great songs on these albums, esp. "Preservation 1" and "A Soap Opera". Listening to all of "Preservation 2" is a chore however and "Schoolboys in Disgrace" is a total dog.

Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Monday, 6 September 2010 10:11 (nine years ago) link

I know, "LOL rockstar trying to make serious statements" but, politically, "Preservation" is naive bordering on simple-minded

Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Monday, 6 September 2010 12:18 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Schoolboys in Disgrace to be a film musical directed by Bobcat Goldthwait!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 September 2010 16:27 (nine years ago) link

six years pass...

"Celluloid Heroes" has such a lovely tune, but I'm very ambivalent about the lyrics - sort of irksome how all the male movie stars are portrayed as cool and solid while all the women are oh so tragic and vulnerable. Great song nonetheless.

― Daniel_Rf, Friday, November 9, 2007 9:05 AM (nine years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

anachronistic rock criticism at its finest

Wimmels, Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:42 (three years ago) link

Search: 'Ducks on the Wall'

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Friday, 9 December 2016 23:59 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

never listened to Sleepwalker before, I'm digging it

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:17 (one year ago) link

I'm kind of agnostic about their post-Muswell work but I put "Here Comes Yet Another Day" on a playlist a long time ago and I'm really digging it now

frogbs, Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:25 (one year ago) link

I love Schoolboys In Disgrace, especially No More Looking Back. Is that Bobcat Goldthwait movie still happening? I think I'd like a Schoolboys In Disgrace movie directed by Wes Anderson, it seems like it would be a good fit for him - institutional setting, focused on the pain/pleasure of wallowing in the past, people cloistering themselves away from the world

soref, Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

Juke Box Music on Sleepwalker is one of their very best. Same goes for Rock and Roll Fantasy on Misfits.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:04 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

you keep all your smart modern writers

budo jeru, Saturday, 21 March 2020 02:44 (two weeks ago) link

OTM. As is

Juke Box Music on Sleepwalker is one of their very best. Same goes for Rock and Roll Fantasy on Misfits.

Robbie Shakespeare’s Sister Lovers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:03 (two weeks ago) link

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