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rommesw
Posted: Jun 10, 2018 4:24
 

I heard this a few times in the past, I always thought it's by Paul McCartney and he is the lead vocalist ... , now I know better ...
iandouceba
(Wrentham UK)
Posted: May 18, 2018 1:17
 

Taking me back to my childhood, great tune 10/10 
cavemanleong
(Vancouver, BC)
Posted: Apr 19, 2018 12:15
 

Love this! Thanks for playing!
h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
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 sage brush steppe)
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 sage brush steppe)
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 sage brush steppe)
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
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
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.

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