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27-09-2007
The Kinks: Something else by The Kinks

Pye Records, 1967

Ray Davies, vocalista, guitarra, lletrista i compositor de The Kinks , grup britnic de pop dels 60s integrat per ell, el seu germ Dave (guitarra i cors), Mike Avory (bateria) i Pete Quaife (baix), definia aix la indumentria que lluen quan eren Els Raros (The Kinks):  Combinvem el look de Robin Hood amb els complements de cuir dels protagonistes de la srie televisiva The Avengers (coneguts aqu com Los Vengadores). Per no era la seva estrafolria pinta el que diferenciava The Kinks dels seus contemporanis, sin  la seva msica. El 1966 mentre la resta de grups britnics rebien limpacte de lexplosi psicodlica,  Ray Davies canviava la lisrgia per la introspecci i la descripci morda del temps que li havia tocat viure i donava  al rhythmnblues  un to british al combinar-lo amb power-pop, pub-rock i music-hall.

Llbum Something else by the Kinks (1967), s la culminaci del gir musical que The Kinks van comenar amb Face to face (1966)  i on trobem, comenant per lirnic ttol noms The Kinks podien posar a un disc excel.lent un nom tan modest com Quelcom ms dels Kinks-  perles com aquestes: David Watts s una can foteta sobre els repel.lents golden boys mai una sl.laba fa havia sonat tan desdenyosa-,  Death of a clown s un decadent retrat circenc que reposa, igual que les llampades psicodliques de Lazy old sun, la vodevilesca  End of the season i les pinzallades bossa de No return , sobre un entramat de delicades texturas.

La barroca Two sisters s un sarcstic estudi de la gelosia fraternal, Situation vacant explica com lambici duna sogra brillantment expressada amb apunts de piano i hammond- es carrega un matrimoni, la sentimental Afternoon Tea paladeja els plaers del te i el balandreig de la melodia militar de Tin Soldier man fa impossible no seguir la can xiulant. Tanca llbum la clssica Waterloo sunset, que descriu la trobada de dos amants al pont de Waterloo durant la posta de sol i que ressalta laire melanclic de Something else by the Kinks. Benvinguts a Daviesland.

Per veure i sentir a The Kinks clica aqu


 

Recomanat per: Biblioteca Just M. Casero (bibliojcasero@ajgirona.org)
   
 
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01-05-2008 Miss Danger
Disc excellent i crtica excellent. Una bona recomanaci per apropar-se a una de les bandes ms interessants de la histria de la msica pop. Per als que ja coneguin The Kinks, un recordatori de tornar a sentir la seva discografia. Plaer sense lmits.
 

 

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