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    I have banging around with Rod Stewert ,Roxy Music and Kinks lately, go figure

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    Yeah I was - and I guess I still am - a Roxy Music fan. They really pushed the envelope in their day. As for the Kinks - the first LP I ever bought was the Kinks Greatest Hits. I'm still waiting for a box set to be released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Yeah I was - and I guess I still am - a Roxy Music fan. They really pushed the envelope in their day. As for the Kinks - the first LP I ever bought was the Kinks Greatest Hits. I'm still waiting for a box set to be released.
    There is five CD box set that was just released called The Kinks Photoshop.

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    Totally loved Roxy Music, especially Avalon, but haven't thought to try them on mando -- until your post.

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    Yeah, Roxy Music... There are songs that can "change the life". "Dance Away", "Oh Yeah", "More than this", "Street life" and of course "Avalon". The last on proves, that a brilliant thing can be so simple. By the way, it can easily played on mandolin. Bryan Ferry is such an elegant and cool person among rock musicians. And he has a very original voice and phrasing.

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    Love the KINKS!!!!!!!!!!! Most underated band. Every song on Lola Vs. Powerman and the Money Go Round is classic. EVery time you listen to it you hear something different. Great witty honest songwriting with the KInks.

    Arthur is a great album. Victoria is such a unknown rocking gem. Mando pickers download this song...... No mando, but totally fun and rocking.

    Waterloo Sunset is beautiful.

    Such a great band.

    Roxy and Rod don't know too much about.

    But I'd love to play in a band that did Victoria and Waterloo Sunset.

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    What a strange coincidence! I've had "Avalon" playing in my head for the last few days. When I got in the car this morning, I queued up "Slave To Love" on the iPod.

    Must be some kind of enharmonic convergence going on.

    Love The Kinks, too.

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    Was just listening to "For Your Pleasure" a week or so ago. Huge Roxy fan. I can't imagine its easy to translate to mando however. What tunes are you working on Rick?
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    Was just listening to "For Your Pleasure" a week or so ago. Huge Roxy fan. I can't imagine its easy to translate to mando however. What tunes are you working on Rick?

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    Big Roxy Music fan. Never had any use for the Kinks, and I absolutely can't stand Rod Stewart, for even a second. Ugh.

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    I'm not much on Roxy Music (something about Briab Ferry, maybe?), but I have a real special place in my heart for Rod and The Kinks. Lola vs Powerman and the Money-go-round is possibly the finest concept album I know. 6-8 mos. ago I had an obsession with "Every Picture Tells A Story", set about learning it on guitar, then realized how idiotic the lyrics are. Onle the Rod could sing that with a straight face. Still, that song rocks my world. Recently got a 2-disc Faces anthology.
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    I'm a Musswell Hillbilly. Love the Kinks. I think it would be fun to play mandolin on Alcohol with a jug band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEStanek View Post
    I'm a Musswell Hillbilly. Love the Kinks. I think it would be fun to play mandolin on Alcohol with a jug band.

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    The Kinks? H**L yes ...fom the beginning ...I saw them in a club down in old Soho...


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    When I was a little kid, before I got into punk, I was way into The Kinks and The Who. I still remember reading an interview with Dave Davies in some guitar magazine where he was talking about all the great guitars he'd found in American pawn shops whenever they were on tour there.

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    Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    When I was a little kid, before I got into punk, I was way into The Kinks and The Who.

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    Huge Kinks fan here. I've seen them 4 times and one Davies solo tour -- Such classic tunes.
    The band I played in back in the day covered a lot of Kinks and Cramps tunes. we also did "Love is the Drug" by Roxy Music.
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    Have you guys read the article on Ray Davies in the current issue of the Fretboard Journal? Good stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEStanek View Post
    I'm a Musswell Hillbilly. Love the Kinks. I think it would be fun to play mandolin on Alcohol with a jug band.

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    Never into Roxy, but a big Kinks fan. "Face to Face" and "Something Else" are my two favorite albums. I saw them a couple of times back in their arena days around 1981 and then saw Ray once when he was doing his Storyteller/X-Ray show in '95 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEStanek View Post
    Have you guys read the article on Ray Davies in the current issue of the Fretboard Journal? Good stuff...

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    I love Roxy. Their "More Than This" has been all over the tube lately, in a commercial for . . something. (How effective is that, if I can't remember the product?) Maybe that's why they're on folks' minds. Think I'll try a bit of Avalon.

    I love Rod's Gasoline Alley (w/Jeff Beck?), and Every Picture, but nothing after he went ultra-blond, especially his recent forays into standards. Love the songs, but not him singing them.

    The Kinks - great band, but never hooked me.

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    I don't know if Roxy's "Both Ends Burning" would sound like much on Mandolin, but I might try it. Roxy was a great band, and Avalon was a great album. I'm not as big of a kinks fan. I think Ray Davies was/is more of a folk singer with backup team than a band leader (band sometimes included Jimmy Page in the studio). That said, some of his songs are pretty darned good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone Monster View Post
    When I toured Europe with The Cramps in 81, their favorite band was The Kinks.
    On a side note I just heard that Lux Interior recently passed away.

    Another Roxy fan here - especially the early stuff with Eno.

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