Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story by Ray Davies

By Ray Davies

As a boy in post-War England, mythical Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its videos and song, its tradition of freedom, fed his mind's eye. Then, as a part of the British Invasion, he toured the U.S. with the Kinks in the course of probably the most tumultuous eras in fresh history—until the Kinks staff used to be banned from appearing there from 1965-69. Many excursions and journeys later, whereas residing in New Orleans, he skilled a transformative occasion: the capturing (a results of a botched theft) that just about took his existence. In Americana, Davies attempts to make experience of his lengthy love-hate courting with the rustic that either encouraged and annoyed him. From his quintessentially English viewpoint as a Kink, Davies—with candor, humor, and wit—takes us on a truly own street journey via his existence and storied occupation as a rock megastar, and divulges what song, repute, and the US rather suggest to him. one of the most interesting characters in fresh popular culture make appearances, from the well-known to the probably even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes gamers. The ebook additionally contains a photographic insert with pictures from Davies's personal assortment from the band's archive.

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