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Old Today, 01:59 AM
 
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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.
Oh yeah. I was there. Those were the days. Everything coming out was a new technique, a never before done sound. Each unique. Some of my faves of that era are Santana, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie. I listen to 60s and 70s music most of all.
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It turned out to be Van Halen's version of You Really Got Me.
I was a big Van Halen fan as a kid, before I ever heard anything by the Kinks. Eddie and Alex Van Halen's virtuosity and DLR's showmanship was so wild to me, and I was hooked. I still love Van Halen. But I remember the exact moment when I first heard the Kinks/You Really Got Me. I was knocked backwards by how much power and attitude a band can get across with extremely simple playing. It changed how I hear music, and what I want to hear from music. Not that I don't like the occasional show of virtuosity. But, it's probably a major reason why I was never a big fan of metal and other types of music with lots of unnecessary notes.
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Old Today, 09:50 AM
 
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A couple of great songs by Kinks. Enjoy folks...


[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyyQaDK738Q[/url]


[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPPCPqDINEk[/url]
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Old Today, 10:06 AM
 
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A Canadian cover of "Yes Sir, No Sir.


[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqPgLk6hxGk[/url]
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I bought the 45 and drove my parents nuts playing it over and over as loud as possible.

Good times.
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Old Today, 12:15 PM
 
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Did the Kinks ever perform in the redneck southern states (below Mason-Dixon). I think they skipped those backward states.
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Old Today, 12:23 PM
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Did the Kinks ever perform in the redneck southern states (below Mason-Dixon). I think they skipped those backward states.
Maybe not in the '60s, but by the mid '70s they were touring all over the US.
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Old Today, 12:34 PM
 
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Maybe not in the '60s, but by the mid '70s they were touring all over the US.
Of course. The paycheck is very important. In other news David Crosby has banned all Trump supporters from his concerts.
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My sister and I went to the 1965 Summer Spectacular at the Seattle Center Colleseum featuring The Kinks along with the Righteous Brothers and Jan and Dean among others. Iirc, we had nosebleed seats. $6 tickets. We also saw The Rolling Stones there during that era.
Yep, that's me, too. Not in Seattle, but I saw the Kinks in 1965, plus the Rolling Stones. Beatles in 1964 (chaperoned, because I was too young to go out with friends). The Yardbirds in 1966, in a small club with room for about 50 people! The Animals in 1966, too. The Doors in 1968. And many more--that's what my allowance went toward: rock concert tickets! And I still have the ticket stubs!

You Really Got Me did have a profound impact on me, too, but no more than my favorite Beatles or Rolling Stones tunes. I'd say it was my favorite Kinks tune, and still is. But I also liked See My Friends, Waterloo Sunset, and Well Respected Man (I was such a rebel! My dad asked, What's wrong with having a job and being well dressed? And I answered, Oh Daaaaad! ). I was in Swinging London for a while back in the 1960s, and the Kinks were very big. I remember standing on Waterloo Bridge, and humming Waterloo Sunset.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCSzxkbMri8



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_MqfF0WBsU
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