Tag Archives: The Kinks

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah Rosie Lea!

I’ve been in a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll drought lately; I scroll through my iTunes catalog and nothing sings to me, so I wind up with Bach or Vivaldi or Handel again.  Not complaining, but after four months I … Continue reading

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England: The Soundtrack

The final leg of our European travels took us to England.  We were in London most of the time, shuttling between Bloomsbury and Southwark, often ending the day between Covent Garden and Carnaby.  We escaped the big city for a … Continue reading

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A Face in the Crowd

Am I just a face in the crowd? That is the question that Norman poses near the end of The Kinks Present A Soap Opera. And it is the crucial question of this whacky, lively, sad, and ultimately redemptive work, … Continue reading

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The First Time I Fell Out of Love

As I wrote a while back, I rediscovered the Kinks in the 1970’s and fell in love with the band’s music all over again.  I’d basically been ignoring them from about the point of The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation … Continue reading

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Growing Up With the Kinks: a series

I didn’t discover rock ‘n’ roll until I was 13 years old.  I’d seen the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, of course, and I had dim memories of 50’s doo-wop from my older brother.  But nothing clicked until the … Continue reading

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