Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A Forgotten Latter Day Gem From Ray Davies
This song comes from a bonus disc included on one of those kountless Kinks kompilations on Kastle, I mean, Castle. Ray had a book out of short stories at the time titled Waterloo Sunset. Each story was named after, and based on, a Kinks song. The bonus disc was called- "The Songs Of Ray Davies Waterloo Sunset." It collected all the songs named in the book, including 2 previously unreleased gems. (The other is "The Million Pound Semi-Detatched.) They're credited as demos, but they sound refreshing compared to the bombastic production of latter day Kinks records.
I haven't heard this tune in ages. It popped up on shuffle yesterday and knocked me out.