kinks

  • Thu
    Feb 06
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 09
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

50 years ago - when things got heavy

it's hard to define the changes in all kinds of music that began in 50 years ago this week -- when the beatles' appearance on ed sullivan had the world shaking its head, going, "wow. i never thought of that!"beatles sullivan

apart from the social, spiritual, sexual, and cultural changes that were begun, musically, this marked the revolutionary shift from rock and roll to rock; from nice to heavy, from the 50s to the 60s. it's that change that i explore this week.

this revolution does need to be discussed every once in a while, because it's easy to forget, simply because so much of the music of the last 50 years has sprouted from that seed. in addition to creating entirely new genres of music (more on those later), the beatles brought a heavier electric sound to what had been (for the entire half-century of popular music) a light and polite style.

on my show this week, you'll actually experience the transition from 50s cute sexism and goofiness (frank sinatra's "wives and lovers [hey, little girl]," dusty springfield's "wishin' and hopin'") to the beatles' heavy bass, drums, and guitars ("i feel fine," "you can't do that,"), which quickly opened the door for other heavy sounds as well (the dave clark five, the kinks, the animals, the yardbirs--even the beach boys got heavier).

in case you missed it the first time, be sure to enjoy hearing and experiencing this evolutionary, epochal shift.

here are the songs you'll be hearing: 1964

  • Thu
    Feb 16
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 19
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

1968 - The Kinks and Lothar

Many artists got serious with their music in 1968, marking the early years of progressive rock, classical rock, and ponderous instrumental jams. This week's show has none of that.

This week I start my show off with side one of The Kinks' best album, "Village Green Preservation Society." These are catchy tunes, with a satirical kinksvoice that never takes itself seriously. It is composer/singer Ray Davies' [in red] masterpiece, and considered one of the top 250 albums of all time. "People take pictures of each other just to prove that they love one another, and to prove that they really existed...."

My other featured album from 1968 is Lothar and the Hand People, one of the first bands to integrate the sounds of the synthesizer with strong vocals and unique compositions...and again, a great sense of humor--something all rock musicians should have. You'll love "Sex and violence" and their ode to laughter, "Ha ho."

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"You bring the razor blade,

I'll bring the speed...

It's going to be a long night

It's going to be a gang bang"

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"Lighting up the sky

Lighting up the sky..."

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