Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Lucy Museum of Musicians - The Kinks

Qualification to The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians is they must have a minimum of three songs which would make me turn up the radio if they came on.

The Kinks

Qualifying Songs: Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me

The story goes that the Kinks first two singles failed to find the top 40 and the record company gave them one more chance and if the third single failed to chart then they would be given the hook but the third song was 'You Really Got Me' which got to number one and the P45's were never written.
'You Really Got Me' had a hard-driving rock edge to it but they shifted to a more toned down, gentler sound such as the very summery 'Sunny Afternoon' which includes an always welcome dig at the Taxman and includes a video of them playing their instruments in a snowy park.
'Waterloo Sunset' is another slower effort but the lyrics about watching two lovers meeting on Waterloo Bridge are beautiful and sits proudly at 42 in The Rolling Stones magazine top 500 songs ever.

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