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ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 16:45
 

The lyrics page for this song sorta looks like an upside-down chess piece queen.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jan 02, 2018 17:50
 

I'm proud of Canada for having the courage to look at itself. Humility and atonement is good for strength.  In regard to any matters like Truth and Reconciliation, the U.S. is too busy wearing its ass for a hat. The powers that be can't even seem to stop spraying our food with chemicals that are proven poison, and complain bitterly that athletes are kneeling to protest a small core of violent law enforcers. Native Americans? Slavery?  The Civil War?  Good luck with wtf'ing Truth. 

As for The Kinks, from raw and raucous You Really Got Me to the fun but thoughtful social critique of Victoria. That's its own truth. 

TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: May 04, 2017 19:50
 

 mdnlsn wrote:

Yes, though many heavy, difficult issues woven through those catchy lyrics. Here in Canada, we're going through a whole Truth & Reconciliation Commission to deal with the effects of that colonial mess. 

  
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 15:03
 

 For me it conjures up an image of a lovely lady that I once new named Victoria -Hollywood Ca   Krakus wrote:
This song somehow conjures images of stoners on the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe in Boulder, CO

 


justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Aug 17, 2017 3:12
 

 Jota wrote:

The Kinks formed 1963
Canned Heat formed 1965

 
This song is from 1969. It sounds a lot like Canned Heat's Going up the Country which is from 1968. 
deepwoodskev
(Somewhere West of Chicago)
Posted: Aug 04, 2017 12:00
 

Victoria>Lola
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: May 04, 2017 19:50
 

 mdnlsn wrote:

Yes, though many heavy, difficult issues woven through those catchy lyrics. Here in Canada, we're going through a whole Truth & Reconciliation Commission to deal with the effects of that colonial mess. 

 
Perhaps the Church should shoulder some of the burden/blame.


jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: May 04, 2017 19:37
 

 Krakus wrote:
This song somehow conjures images of stoners on the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe in Boulder, CO

 
Maybe cause they is a sh%t ton of them up here now.
mdnlsn
Posted: Mar 17, 2017 7:14
 

 treatment_bound wrote:
What a nice, pleasant tune for a Friday afternoon.

 
Yes, though many heavy, difficult issues woven through those catchy lyrics. Here in Canada, we're going through a whole Truth & Reconciliation Commission to deal with the effects of that colonial mess. 
Jakethemuss
Posted: Dec 15, 2016 2:55
 

This whole album is brilliant start to finish - written for a left wing TV programme that never got made. 

 


coloradojohn
(In front of The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Dec 15, 2016 2:53
 

These guys were some of the original ANGRY YOUNG PUNKS, right?! Loved 'em then, still do; always will. Quintessential rockers yeh
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Dec 02, 2016 13:54
 

What a nice, pleasant tune for a Friday afternoon.
primm
Posted: Nov 14, 2016 14:09
 

ray and the boys ! outstanding !
Jota
(Scotland)
Posted: May 09, 2016 2:35
 

 Skydog wrote:
They sound like Canned Heat on the verses.

 
The Kinks formed 1963
Canned Heat formed 1965
7valentine
Posted: May 09, 2016 2:32
 

More Kinks please
floydoftherocks
(Frisco)
Posted: Feb 03, 2016 16:56
 

The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society!!!

(and yes, I know that's a different album). 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 6:14
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
The Kinks doing their Canned Heat impression?

 
Canned Heat - the hippie, quasi-blues band? It sounds to me, like The Kinks, who were putting out records before Canned Heat existed.
lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: Sep 18, 2015 5:58
 

 Hannio wrote:

Both Waterloo Sunset and Victoria are on the "Classics: The Best of the Kinks" album available on iTunes.

 
awesome. i wonder if walter is, too. will have to check.

the village green society i need to purchase. been too long without.
haresfur
(The Golden Triangle Australia)
Posted: Aug 17, 2015 20:50
 

Has anyone mentioned the great maniacal laughs in the background? Adds a perfect little je ne sais quois, n'est pas?
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Jun 29, 2015 9:53
 

They sound like Canned Heat on the verses.
Badger
(London)
Posted: Jun 16, 2015 6:48
 

Ever since a UK bathroom company used this song for their TV adverts (Victoria Plumb), I can't listen to it any more :(
kcar
Posted: Apr 15, 2015 21:50
 

 Hannio wrote:

Both Waterloo Sunset and Victoria are on the "Classics: The Best of the Kinks" album available on iTunes.

 
Thanks very, very much for the tip, Hannio!  {#Notworthy} {#Clap}
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 10:10
 

The Kinks doing their Canned Heat impression?
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Mar 13, 2015 5:48
 

BTW this is a good song.  They are alright just don't see all the hub bub is all.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 22, 2015 11:16
 

 max_p wrote:
Anyone know the type of guitars used here. great sound

 
It is a nice sound, very clean electric with the acoustic rhythm.  I think Dave Davies was using a Les Paul a lot around this time.
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Jan 22, 2015 11:07
 

 kcar wrote:

LAst time I checked, you couldn't buy the single version of "Waterloo Sunset" on iTunes either. A serious shame. The Kinks did a lot of interesting work in the 60s and 70s like this album that somehow got blocked from most American listeners in the 80s and beyond. Dumb contractual obligations? Ray Davies keeping his older work from the digital age? Idiotic record companies? I don't understand. 

 
Both Waterloo Sunset and Victoria are on the "Classics: The Best of the Kinks" album available on iTunes.
JIan
(Phoenix, AZ, USA)
Posted: Oct 07, 2014 14:45
 

Bump.

RParadise
(Hastings-on-Hudson, NY)
Posted: May 25, 2010 - 13:25
 

 sirdroseph wrote:
IMO one of the most overrated bands in history, they were alright as a garage band for playing parties, skating rinks, proms and malls, but hailed as one of the best rock bands of all time, I do not think so.{#Snooty}
  
Since the subject at hand is the album Arthur, I can only assume that you've never sat down and listened to this album straight through.  It puts the lie to your statement that they were a "garage band".  Songs like Some Mother's Son, Australia and She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina are as brilliant lyrical attacks on war, emmigration dreams and worship of the Royals as have ever been written.  These songs would be booed off the stage by the audience that I assume you think frequent skating rinks and proms.  But for the rebellious youth of the late 60s and early 70s (who could listen to the lyrics of Lola in 1970 and not feel part of a subversive experience?), Ray Davies spoke to us loud and clear.  For those of us who lived through the Kinks' era, they are neither overrated or underrated.  We know exactly where they stand.
 
Eros92450
(Loveland, Colorado)
Posted: Jun 17, 2014 11:22
 

 Krakus wrote:
This song somehow conjures images of stoners on the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe in Boulder, CO

 
👍😜
Eros92450
(Loveland, Colorado)
Posted: Jun 17, 2014 11:21
 

Great tune, great memories.  ðŸŽžâ€ïžâ€ïž
Krakus
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 12:21
 

This song somehow conjures images of stoners on the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe in Boulder, CO
daveesh
(birthplace of the american revolution)
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 12:18
 

i've always loved this album. first time i've noticed how paul mccartney-ish it is, though.
kurtster
(counting flowers on the wall ...)
Posted: May 04, 2014 4:59
 

 kcar wrote:

LAst time I checked, you couldn't buy the single version of "Waterloo Sunset" on iTunes either. A serious shame. The Kinks did a lot of interesting work in the 60s and 70s like this album that somehow got blocked from most American listeners in the 80s and beyond. Dumb contractual obligations? Ray Davies keeping his older work from the digital age? Idiotic record companies? I don't understand. 

 
Definitely some intrigue with how their material has been released over the years.  I have this on vinyl fortunately.

I had to wait for the mid 90's or so for their album Low Budget to finally get released on CD.  Worth the wait.

Got to see them over the years many times in Cleveland in small halls.  Always a great show. 
dickmahoon
(Out the back of China)
Posted: May 04, 2014 4:26
 

The lads at the top of their game!
ajlept
(Athens, GA)
Posted: Apr 15, 2014 21:16
 

Ah, the Kinks! Pure Rock & Roll. Always sounds like they're having fun. Me too.
Sweet_Virginia
Posted: Apr 02, 2014 16:52
 

saw them in a smokey den in Brisbane in 1980 - very cool
kwacka
Posted: Jan 29, 2014 5:32
 

$0.99 on Amazon also on their 'Ultimate Collection' 2 CD set.

saw them when I was a kid  - at the school dance!
kcar
Posted: Jan 10, 2014 16:36
 

 Jeff_Guinn wrote:
Why is this not available on iTunes?

 
LAst time I checked, you couldn't buy the single version of "Waterloo Sunset" on iTunes either. A serious shame. The Kinks did a lot of interesting work in the 60s and 70s like this album that somehow got blocked from most American listeners in the 80s and beyond. Dumb contractual obligations? Ray Davies keeping his older work from the digital age? Idiotic record companies? I don't understand. 
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Dec 28, 2013 9:49
 

 mmoyer wrote:
This entire album is unbelievably good.

 
most definitely 
Jeff_Guinn
Posted: Nov 08, 2013 9:31
 

Why is this not available on iTunes?
dlirious
(Apex NC)
Posted: Sep 11, 2013 17:19
 

This is a great album. No one made "statements" like Ray & the Kinks You must play more Kinks from this time period. Muswell, Lola, Schoolboys...
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Aug 24, 2013 14:56
 

I be kinksy.....{#Dancingbanana_2}
ThePoose
(Ottawa, capital of Canada)
Posted: Jun 22, 2013 10:07
 

I wonder whether Ray Davies has a Prince Albert.
mmoyer
(Silicon Valley)
Posted: Jun 03, 2013 17:37
 

This entire album is unbelievably good.
kurtster
(Back in Ohiya, for now ...)
Posted: Apr 01, 2013 18:49
 

{#Jump}
Grammarcop
(Detroit is that way. Canada is the other.)
Posted: Mar 01, 2013 7:57
 

Glad nobody else is home right now so I can crank it up and scream along. 
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Dec 15, 2012 18:12
 

Nice!!                 {#Drummer}
h8rhater
Posted: Nov 27, 2012 8:13
 

 RParadise wrote:

Since the subject at hand is the album Arthur, I can only assume that you've never sat down and listened to this album straight through.  It puts the lie to your statement that they were a "garage band".  Songs like Some Mother's Son, Australia and She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina are as brilliant lyrical attacks on war, emmigration dreams and worship of the Royals as have ever been written.  These songs would be booed off the stage by the audience that I assume you think frequent skating rinks and proms.  But for the rebellious youth of the late 60s and early 70s (who could listen to the lyrics of Lola in 1970 and not feel part of a subversive experience?), Ray Davies spoke to us loud and clear.  For those of us who lived through the Kinks' era, they are neither overrated or underrated.  We know exactly where they stand.
 
Thanks for that smackdown RParadise!    Some folks are clueless.

This reminds me of a great vignette from Ray Davies autobiography:  Once while opening for the Beatles he met John Lennon before going on stage.  Lennon told him that "with the Beatles no one gets a turn, you're just here to keep the crowd occupied until we go on" and finished with, "well lads, if you get stuck and run out of songs to play, we'll lend you some of ours." 

As the Beatles fans were screaming for their favorite band, Ray decided to change up the playlist and shouted out for the others to play You Really Got Me.  "Dave turned up his amplifier, which caused it to  feedback slightly.  The high pitched frequency cut through the screams of the Beatles fans.  For a moment the audience was silent.  As soon as Dave played the opening chords they were with us. It was as if we had taken round one off the Beatles.  As John Lennon and Brian Epstein watched from the wings, I felt like shouting in my best Liverpudlian accent, 'This is not one of yours.  It's one of OURS!' "
max_p
Posted: Nov 27, 2012 7:24
 

Anyone know the type of guitars used here. great sound
linz_bobinz
(the city of the newly wed & the nearly dead)
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:16
 

 Ok, I'll second that.

Shouc wrote:
Would just like to point out the Victooooria is also the best city. :)
 


rockpommel16
(rockpommelÂŽs land...dreaming of netherlands)
Posted: Sep 25, 2012 11:06
 

 jerrieberrie wrote:
Great Segue from the Ventures !
{#Jump}
 
...jepp....group......
Shouc
(Victoria)
Posted: Sep 25, 2012 11:04
 

Would just like to point out the Victooooria is also the best city. :)