The Kinks debut LP was rush released in October 1964 to capitalise on the enormous success of their third single, ‘You Really Got Me’ which shot to Number 1 in the UK Charts in mid September before hitting the Top 10 in the U.S.A.
You Really Got Me is the standout track from the LP.
Of course it bears saying that it was also one of the greatest and most influential recordings of the 1960s.
It exploded into the consciousness of listeners and fellow musicians all over the globe searing synapses with its astounding energy.
Dave Davies’ guitar solo, a product of fire and fury and a slashed little green amp, remains one of the most seismic ever recorded.
The Kinks couldn’t match the intensity of that performance on the other 13 tracks that made up, ‘The Kinks’.
Lightning is not caught in a botte to order.
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