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The Kink Kontroversy [Deluxe Edition]

The Kinks Audio CD
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The Kinks were formed by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in their hometown of Muswell Hill, North London. The brothers began playing skiffle and rock and roll, recruiting Peter Quaife to play bass with them. By the summer of 1963, as The Ravens, they'd recruited drummer Mickey Willet. Eventually their demo tape reached American record producer Shel Talmy who helped the band land a contract ... Read more in Amazon's The Kinks Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0001XLXC0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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1. Milk Cow Blues
2. Ring The Bells
3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
4. When I See That Girl of Mine
5. I Am Free
6. Till The End Of The Day
7. The World Keeps Going Round
8. I'm On An Island
9. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
10. It's Too Late
11. What's in Store for Me
12. You Can't Win
13. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
14. Sittin' On My Sofa
15. When I See That Girl of Mine
16. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Last & Finest of The R&B albums 15 Jun 2009
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In late October 1965, The Kinks went back into the studio on the back of ever increasing infamy due to continuing onstage feuding between siblings, riots in auditoriums at Kink shows and of course the well documented issues with the border authorities of the United States, so to call their latest release The Kink Kontroversy was amusing but also putting the band's issues mildly. Produced by the ever present and approaching godlike genius, Shel Talmy, the album was the beginning of a six year golden period for The Kinks but at the same time marked the end of an era.

The Kink Kontroversy was released in November 1965 on Reprise, it was really the last of the hard edged R&B albums that The Kinks produced, ultimately marking the end of Dave Davies' influence over the group, tipping the balance over in favour of Brother Ray. But here with this LP the razor sharp guitar style of Dave is still in place, nowhere more so than on the opening track, a thumping version of Sleepy John Estes' Milk Cow Blues, marvellously gritty and brutal, this is a fine opener with the brothers Davies sharing vocal duties.

But by track two, the more retrospective side of The Kinks begins to emerge from the savagery of the opener, Ring The Bells is a gorgeous little song, the same can be said of track five also, I Am Free is a beautiful song with both brothers using lovely Kink styled harmonies to give a wonderful depth and feeling to this number.

Track six is one of the singles recorded during 1965, Till The End of The Day has one of those Dave Davies thunder chords which littered all the hits for The Kinks during their early years, a marvellous song which delivers what you would expect it to effortlessly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars End of the First Era 17 Sep 2006
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The Kinks Kontroversy marks the end of the first hard rocking era of the Kinks; the follow-up album would be produced by Ray Davies himself.

The album is mostly songs in the well-known Kinks-style. All songs except one are selfpenned, and though it is a mixture of rockers and and softer songs, this is probably on of the most hard sounding Kinks albums, which of course has a lot to do with Shel Talmy`s production style.

Apart from Estes`"Milk Cow Blues", which I find unnecessary and pretty uninteresting, there are not weak songs here. The single "Till the End of the Day" which was the first Kinks single I bought back in the 60`s, is another "You Really Got Me"- rip off; but it`s the best of them all. The B-side "I`m on an Island" is another highlight.

There are several indications of the more sophisticated songwriting that was to come. Songs like "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" (bonus-track) and "Where Have All Good Times Gone" show that Ray Davies had already developed as a songwiter both lyrically and musically. The great ballad "Ring the Bells" also shows Davies softer side.

My favourites are "Till the End of the Day", "Ring the Bells", "I`m On an Island", "I Am Free" and "You Can`t Win".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as Kontroversial as it might be 13 Mar 2011
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The Kink Kontroversy is the third album by the Kinks and like the transition the Beatles made in 1966 from the Hard Day's Night and Help era to the Rubber Soul/Revolver and then Sgt Pepper, the Kontroversy can be seen as the last of the first batch of Kinks albums.

This album saw the end of that early 60s sound and the move toward a more thoughtful, better produced, less loud sound of the late 60s.

While the album contains the old style song like: "I'm on an island", "ring the bells", "Gotta get the first plane", it also holds the new direction of the Kinks, with "Where have all the Good Times Gone" covered by Bowie later and "Dedicated Follower of Fashion".

This is an important album in the Kinks' evolution, and it ranks an equal with the early Beatles or Stones

Bernard Kennedy
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Kinks klassic 6 Aug 2013
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By The Kink Kontroversy Ray Davies was starting to show signs of the songwriting prowess which would make him one of Britain's most loved lyricists in subsequent years and although not quite as refined as anything on the next few albums, I'm On An Island and The World Keeps Going 'Round were small steps towards his mid/late '60s greatness. And there's still rave-ups in Milk Cow Blues and Till The End Of The Day and they're amongst the most exhilerating rockers The Kinks ever laid down. All in all, this is the best of their R 'n' B era albums.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Krucial Kontroversy! 3 July 2014
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This is the Kinks on their way to becoming one of the top bands of the 1960s. Although Ray Davies had not yet reached the dizzying heights of Face to Face or The Village Green Preservation Society, he was certainly in the vicinity with songs such as I'm on an Island, Where Have all the Good Times Gone and The World Keeps Going Round. That Till the End of the Day and added inclusion of Dedicated Follower of Fashion I are also present makes this an essential buy for any Kinks fan. It's not perfect by any stretch but it is underrated and if anything, has gained stature since it's release. Recommended.
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