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h8rhater
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 12:23
 

 skindy wrote:
I finally traveled to London for the first time last year... twice, in fact. I made sure to go to Waterloo Station (and Waterloo Underground) for no other reason than this song. Which played in my head over and over the whole time I was there. This was already one of my top 3 Kinks songs since it's just so beautiful, well-constructed, and well-executed... but just being in the very location elevated it to my absolute fave. Happy, happy, happy. {#Cheesygrin} {#Hearteyes}

 
Now go back visit Victoria Station (and Victoria Underground) and play Victoria in your head. {#Cheers}
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 6:27
 

Love this song.
skindy
(Land of Enchantment)
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 10:25
 

I finally traveled to London for the first time last year... twice, in fact. I made sure to go to Waterloo Station (and Waterloo Underground) for no other reason than this song. Which played in my head over and over the whole time I was there. This was already one of my top 3 Kinks songs since it's just so beautiful, well-constructed, and well-executed... but just being in the very location elevated it to my absolute fave. Happy, happy, happy. {#Cheesygrin} {#Hearteyes}
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Feb 25, 2017 9:23
 

 Proclivities wrote:

"Admitted to liking ABBA"?  Hundreds of millions of people like them.  I'm not surprised that Steven Wilson liked their music; Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, and many other musicians and composers liked their music as well.  Anyhow, I'm not sure why you're pursuing this "ABBA cover" thing, but carry on.

 
Nicely put Proclivities!

Yes, my bad.  No ABBA cover of this song...... 
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Feb 25, 2017 9:18
 

 ladybinnath wrote:

I can only hope that this is merely snark and you don't really think Abba's Waterloo is a "version" of this...

 
Right.  My screw up.  Disculpame.  
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Feb 25, 2017 9:16
 

 trevc wrote:

Abba never covered this song.

 
Right you are trevc.  I have no idea what I was thinking of that day.  Oops....
trevc
(Wincanton, UK)
Posted: Feb 09, 2017 3:55
 

 westslope wrote:

Yes, it is a cover.  And, to repeat, I do like the Abba version.

Elsewhere, and quite by coincidence, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame has admitted to liking Abba.   I seem to recall that he listened to Abba as much as he listened to Pink Floyd.

Besides, I reckon that well done covers are flattering for the original song writers. 

———————

For the dumbfounded and mildly curious, I have this Kinks song rated a 9. 

 
Abba never covered this song.
pfreet
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 6:58
 

I was fortunate to see the BBC coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony and saw Ray Davies perform this song beautifully. Maybe the highlight of the closing ceremonies. In the USA, NBC, who were showing the event on delay, decided to skip this to squeeze in another commercial. Terrible.

Here is a poor quality video that might give you an idea of how it went: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_HXRl8F6Mk Maybe someone can find a better quality version.

primm
Posted: Aug 17, 2016 7:00
 

great stuff and still stands up !
h8rhater
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 4:57
 

 TerryS wrote:
Fighting with your brother on stage is wont to make show bookers look elsewhere. Pretty much zilched their US prospects.
Only Keef is allowed to face punch his mate on stage  and get away with it. 
Ask Gallagher. 

 
There US prospects were not zilched by any in-fighting in the band.  They were zilched by the powerful American musicians union (who called them Commie, Limey, bastards) banning them from performing for 4 long years from 1966-1970, when the band was at its peak.  The more you know...

Fortunately, anyone who knows anything about the Kinks knows that their US "prospects" were merely deferred.  The release of Lola and a string of hits in the 70's lead to huge US tours in the late 70's and on thru the 80's.
“That ridiculous ban took away the best years of the Kinks’ career when the original band was performing at its peak.”

Read More: Brawls and Bans: The History of the Kinks' Struggles in America | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kinks-in-america/?trackback=tsmclip
Ray Davies said. “That ridiculous ban took away the best years of the Kinks’ career when the original band was performing at its peak.”

Read More: Brawls and Bans: The History of the Kinks' Struggles in America | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kinks-in-america/?trackback=tsmclip
Ray Davies said. “That ridiculous ban took away the best years of the Kinks’ career when the original band was performing at its peak.”

Read More: Brawls and Bans: The History of the Kinks' Struggles in America | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kinks-in-america/?trackback=tsmclip

skindy
(Land of Enchantment)
Posted: Apr 11, 2016 16:42
 

 R_P wrote: 
^ Thank you for that! {#Hug}
R_P
Posted: Jan 19, 2016 13:19
 

How we made Waterloo Sunset
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 9:08
 

 westslope wrote:

Yes, it is a cover.  And, to repeat, I do like the Abba version.

Elsewhere, and quite by coincidence, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame has admitted to liking Abba.   I seem to recall that he listened to Abba as much as he listened to Pink Floyd.

Besides, I reckon that well done covers are flattering for the original song writers. 

———————

For the dumbfounded and mildly curious, I have this Kinks song rated a 9. 

 
"Admitted to liking ABBA"?  Hundreds of millions of people like them.  I'm not surprised that Steven Wilson liked their music; Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, and many other musicians and composers liked their music as well.  Anyhow, I'm not sure why you're pursuing this "ABBA cover" thing, but carry on.
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 9:02
 

 allmodcons wrote:
It doesn't get better!

 

Yes it does!  We could be hearing this on RP, if THE JAM SONG ROSTER EVER GETS EXPANDED:


Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 9:01
 

I am in paradise...
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 19:47
 

Fighting with your brother on stage is wont to make show bookers look elsewhere. Pretty much zilched their US prospects.
Only Keef is allowed to face punch his mate on stage  and get away with it. 
Ask Gallagher. 
helloitsme
(From the banks of the Navesink)
Posted: Oct 05, 2015 19:58
 

The Kinks are the bastard stepsons of the British invasion.

Incredibly talented, they released a steady stream of albums and scored a number of hits but never received the adulation of The Beatles or the Stones.

It’s not their looks: they’re at least as ugly as the Glimmer Twins (and the Golem known as Bill Wyman).

Was it their lo-fi production values? Too much filler on their albums?

Who knows, but we’re left with great music.

This is one of their best.  Lonesome lyrics and intricate chord structure create a folk meets rock meets Fleet Street mash up.

More at https://wdavradio.wordpress.com/


allmodcons
Posted: Sep 04, 2015 11:11
 

It doesn't get better!
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Sep 04, 2015 11:11
 

 westslope wrote:

Yes, it is a cover.  And, to repeat, I do like the Abba version.

Elsewhere, and quite by coincidence, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame has admitted to liking Abba.   I seem to recall that he listened to Abba as much as he listened to Pink Floyd.

Besides, I reckon that well done covers are flattering for the original song writers. 

———————

For the dumbfounded and mildly curious, I have this Kinks song rated a 9. 

 
heh
westslope
(BC coast)
Posted: Jun 02, 2015 11:29
 

 ladybinnath wrote:

I can only hope that this is merely snark and you don't really think Abba's Waterloo is a "version" of this...

 
Yes, it is a cover.  And, to repeat, I do like the Abba version.

Elsewhere, and quite by coincidence, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame has admitted to liking Abba.   I seem to recall that he listened to Abba as much as he listened to Pink Floyd.

Besides, I reckon that well done covers are flattering for the original song writers. 

———————

For the dumbfounded and mildly curious, I have this Kinks song rated a 9. 
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Apr 10, 2015 2:26
 

A few weeks ago I had to visit London and while walking by the south bank I could only hear this song on my mind!
h8rhater
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 10:07
 

 Boy_Wonder wrote:
Love the song, an all-time great....
But was at something recently where Ray Davies was being interviewed (by Julian Temple, who has made a biopic of RD) and what a grumpy old misery-guts he is!  Best left as an icon...    

 
Yeah... his life has just been a walk in the park.  Maybe you should read the biopic.  Best honor RD while we still can.

Best boy wonder grow up...
Grammarcop
(My neighbor drives a Bentley; I drive a minivan.)
Posted: Mar 05, 2015 14:44
 

Perfect timing. 
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Feb 02, 2015 5:05
 

Maybe the best of the Kinks (in my humble opinion!). Quite a delicate and sweet piece.
Stingray
Posted: Dec 26, 2014 14:59
 

10
Boy_Wonder
(Bath, back in the UK)
Posted: Oct 31, 2014 8:01
 

Love the song, an all-time great....


But was at something recently where Ray Davies was being interviewed (by Julian Temple, who has made a biopic of RD) and what a grumpy old misery-guts he is!  Best left as an icon...    
conolan
Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:59
 

Hearing this a lot... too much I think
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:21
 

Incredibly beautiful song.
spindrift
(Philadelphia PA)
Posted: Apr 30, 2014 12:24
 

It was wintertime and I was in seventh grade and I hated everything.  Then I heard this one morning and things got a little better.
Ray, you are just the greatest. 
Stingray
Posted: Jan 25, 2014 11:22
 

PERFECT POPSONG!
ladybinnath
(Buffalo, NY)
Posted: Dec 24, 2013 16:02
 

 westslope wrote:

Lovely.

 

Though, if pushed, I'll admit that I prefer the Abba version......



 
I can only hope that this is merely snark and you don't really think Abba's Waterloo is a "version" of this...
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Dec 14, 2013 11:56
 

{#Bananapiano} The best pop song ever - as good as it gets 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
virgie
Posted: Dec 01, 2013 13:34
 

OHHH, how I love The Kinks.  Ray Davies, will you marry me?  (pleeeease? {#Daisy} )
unclehud
(Charlestown, baby!)
Posted: Nov 12, 2013 21:08
 

 drife wrote:
Abba, who is Abba?
 
He's got brothers named Dabba and Doo.  I think they're related to Fred Flintstone.
Bridieboo
(Halifax, NS)
Posted: Apr 06, 2013 8:12
 

westslope wrote:

Lovely.

 

Though, if pushed, I'll admit that I prefer the Abba version......

 
Cathy Dennis does a really nice cover of this song.
DeeCee1109
(People's Republic of A2)
Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:26
 

Beatle-esque. Pleasant.
Stingray
Posted: Jan 02, 2013 4:27
 

9+
Far
Posted: Jun 27, 2012 14:47
 

This is now a lead song for the Musical 'thrust' of "London 2012" or "The City of 2012" on the BBC at least.
drife
(Golden, CO)
Posted: Jun 27, 2012 14:46
 

 westslope wrote:

Lovely.

 

Though, if pushed, I'll admit that I prefer the Abba version......

 
Abba, who is Abba?
Johray63
(The Lowlands)
Posted: Jun 06, 2012 0:35
 

One such song and your reputation as songwriter is established. Fantastic, still.
musman
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 0:39
 

This song is concentrated the whole of rock music, all of 60 -70 years ! Greatest, greatest song !!
icemang
(Boston & DC, mostly)
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 7:12
 

 westslope wrote:

Lovely.

 

Though, if pushed, I'll admit that I prefer the Abba version......

 
I'd be happy to push you. Off a cliff.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Feb 21, 2012 14:33
 

 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Oh, gosh, I lived just upriver from the Albert Bridge and used to sit in my (cold, damp) flat and watch the sun go down over Battersea. For a town with such frequent dirty weather, the sunsets were often spectacular.
 
That'll likely be because of the dirty weather, or more accurately the London pollution putting scads of dust particles into the air which usually deepens sunsets.

DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Nov 28, 2011 16:35
 

 westslope wrote:

Lovely.

 

Though, if pushed, I'll admit that I prefer the Abba version......


 
Nobody will push. I promise.

westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Nov 18, 2011 9:38
 

Lovely.

 

Though, if pushed, I'll admit that I prefer the Abba version......

Not sure what I was thinking of......  
bluecshells
(EARTH)
Posted: Nov 18, 2011 9:35
 

One of my favs!!!!
tonypf
(Honolulu)
Posted: Oct 17, 2011 19:36
 

Top 5 all time fer moi.
megaboogieman
(Russia, Gulag Archipelago)
Posted: Sep 26, 2011 9:37
 

Sounds very fresh today. Great stuff!
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 12:16
 

 haresfur wrote:
I remember crossing over the river from Waterloo to Charing Cross at sunset to save a few p. on the tube.

 
Oh, gosh, I lived just upriver from the Albert Bridge and used to sit in my (cold, damp) flat and watch the sun go down over Battersea. For a town with such frequent dirty weather, the sunsets were often spectacular.
unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 12:15
 

 Stefen wrote:
I gather I'm way out of sync with most RP listeners.  I didn't like this song when it came out, and I still don't.  Somehow the sound just grates me.
 
Perhaps you're not. 
 
RP has a LOT of listeners.  (See "Who's Listening Where" on the main page.)  Most of us practice something my grandmother taught me:  "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything."  So I won't say anything about this song.