Before I start I should probably mention that the finalists for the Irish Blog Awards were announced this evening. And as you can probably guess that I was not included in the final list. But all I can say is that we’ll get ‘em next year. I was over the moon when I found out that this blog was shortlisted. It’s not even a year old yet (October 23rd, mark it in your dairies).
Music has lost some of its appeal for me lately. You probably noticed the lull of music posts on my blog over the past few weeks. At first I wasn’t too sure why this was. Obviously the charts offer little or no inspiration when it comes to music. But it has been this way for many years now so this was hardly an excuse. The actual reason was that I was neglecting to listen to older music from the golden age i.e. the 60′s. The decade when bands were made up of musicians not generically modified talentless robots whose solitary aim is to turn a profit. (This clearly does not apply to every current band, just the majority of which who fall under the genre of POP)
And this is why I have selected The Kinks for this weeks post. Barring the fact that they are one of my favourite bands to grace this planet with their presence they were also coincided a pop band. They were up there with The Beatles and possible would have surpassed their stature was it not for a deadly sibling rivalry between the ‘Davies brothers’.
The Kinks have a more than impressive back catalogue bursting with classics such as Lola, Sunny Afternoon, You Really Got Me and Louie Louie. Below I have included three of their finest, which you may or may not be familiar with. Let me know what you think.
- Waterloo Sunset
- All Day And All Of the Night