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Old 01-16-2019, 10:03 PM
 
Location: La Costa, California
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Its a great song but my God there were so many great songs in those days.
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 AM
 
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B7HTqoxks_4







Like THIS one
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Old Yesterday, 08:41 AM
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I'm too young, but my mom did. She was into the British Invasion. She gave me the Kinks, Stones, and Beatles records (45s and LPs) she bought as a teenager and I still play them.
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Old Yesterday, 09:13 AM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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There are a few rock songs that just destroyed everything around them and this seems like one to me.

I can't imagine being a teenager and hearing this back then. I think I'd have lost my mind. Loved this song since I was a little kid and heard it on oldies radio in the 80's.

Seems to me there's just nothing else in the same ballpark as that song at that time.
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But for you guys, was that song 'different' from everything else you'd ever heard?

I've always put that song in a category all it's own.

Or was it just considered a really good rock tune?
Those phrases are key. It's just a song you really like. So do a lot of other people, but there's nothing inherently special about it, just like there's nothing inherently special about Bohemian Rhapsody or A Day in The Life or any number of other widely-beloved songs.
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Old Yesterday, 01:04 PM
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Those phrases are key. It's just a song you really like. So do a lot of other people, but there's nothing inherently special about it, just like there's nothing inherently special about Bohemian Rhapsody or A Day in The Life or any number of other widely-beloved songs.
As far as Bohemian Rhapsody and A Day in the Life are concerned, they are inherently special by the literal definition of both of those words.

spe·cial
/ˈspeSHəl/Submit
adjective
1.
better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual. - - CHECK!

in·her·ent
/inˈhirənt,inˈherənt/Submit
adjective
existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute. - - CHECK! (The "permanent characteristic attribute" that exists in them is that they were objectively different than, and therefore special in comparison to what was usual at that time.)

Whether someone likes these songs or thinks they're "better" than other songs is a matter of personal opinion, but their inherent specialness is a matter of demonstrable fact.
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Old Yesterday, 01:20 PM
 
Location: La Costa, California
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you want to hear a great Kinks song?


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7inGyVKNCNY
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Old Today, 12:43 AM
 
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I have very vivid memories of rocking out to this in my crib!

(Just kidding.)
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Old Today, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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I think that the Kinks were/are the most underrated band of the 60s. The lyrics are still as pertinent now as they were then.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=4WsmSgBRUe4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0WPC-N3UYE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsLh...=RDCsLhNxzwK1Y
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Old Today, 01:13 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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There are a few rock songs that just destroyed everything around them and this seems like one to me.

I can't imagine being a teenager and hearing this back then. I think I'd have lost my mind. Loved this song since I was a little kid and heard it on oldies radio in the 80's.

Seems to me there's just nothing else in the same ballpark as that song at that time.
When I was 13/14, my boyfriend told me he was bringing over this album to play, and that he wanted me to listen to this one song. I remember thinking, Okay, whatever. He came over, put it on the "Hi-fi" (yes, that's right), and let it play.

It turned out to be Van Halen's version of You Really Got Me. From the instant it started, I was enthralled, hooked. He introduced me to Van Halen (and The Kinks!), and I've loved them ever since.

I've never understood why The Kinks never got more credit. Whenever I think of one of their songs, they (the songs) affect me as so unique, so talented (not the right word - talent-filled?), and they always rank up as one of my favorites. Never understood why The Kinks didn't get SO much more credit (attention, limelight), than they did.
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Old Today, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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I always thought this would be the perfect tune to propose to....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4DV-5d6a5g
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