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California Dreaming: Lady-O

White Whale were unhappy with the Turtles, and the feeling was mutual. The Turtles were White Whale records’ only successful act, but their most recent album, Turtle Soup, had been a massive flop. The band had brought in Ray Davies … Continue reading

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The Kinks’ Music: Preservation Act II

A revised version of this essay appears in Preservation: The Kinks’ Music 1964-1974, available in paperback , hardback, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) , and for all non-Kindle devices from Smashwords. This will be the last of these Kinks posts. In … Continue reading

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The Kinks’ Music: Preservation Act One

A revised version of this essay appears in Preservation: The Kinks’ Music 1964-1974, available in paperback , hardback, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) , and for all non-Kindle devices from Smashwords. Preservation Act One is an incredibly difficult album to write … Continue reading

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The Kinks’ Music — Everybody’s In Showbiz

A revised version of this essay appears in Preservation: The Kinks’ Music 1964-1974, available in paperback , hardback, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) , and for all non-Kindle devices from Smashwords. Everybody’s In Showbiz is possibly the most overlooked album from … Continue reading

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The Kinks’ Music — Muswell Hillbillies

A revised version of this essay appears in Preservation: The Kinks’ Music 1964-1974, available in paperback , hardback, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) , and for all non-Kindle devices from Smashwords. The Kinks’ first album for RCA Records is perhaps the … Continue reading

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The Kinks’ Music: Percy

A revised version of this essay appears in Preservation: The Kinks’ Music 1964-1974, available in paperback , hardback, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) , and for all non-Kindle devices from Smashwords. The Kinks’ final album for Pye Records is one that … Continue reading

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The Kinks’ Music: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One

A revised version of this essay appears in Preservation: The Kinks’ Music 1964-1974, available in paperback , hardback, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) , and for all non-Kindle devices from Smashwords. Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One is a … Continue reading

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