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Neville Marten, Jeff Hudson
Andra upplagan, Sanctuary 2001. 327 sidor 14x21cm, ill., hft. Utgivarens beskrivning:
The story of The Kinks is not for the faint-hearted: nervous breakdøwns, resignations, punch-ups, heads used for footballs and guitars wielded as weapons, drug abuse, glasses without lenses, food fights, alien sightings, in-yer-face spitting and mental torture oh, and some øf the most inspirational, influential and downright enjoyable music of the last five decades.
From Dave Daviess metal-inventing riffs on early hits You Really Got Me and All Day And All Of The Night to big brother Ray´s songwriting genius on Waterloo Sunset, Lola and Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, The Kinks have been one of the most creative, most volatile and longest-running bands to emerge from the 60s, ahead of even The Beatles with their inventive productions and "kinky fashion sense, and eclipsing the Stones on musical talent.
With the likes of Blur, Paul Weller, Pulp and Van Halen taking their music to new generations, and their capacity for humour, anarchy and story-telling alive end well in songs like Wheatus´s `Teenage Dirtbag´, The Kinks are as relevant today as ever.