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post #7426 of 9090
The Kinks had the best songwriting IMO (braces for attack from rabid Beatles fans) but Live at Leeds is what I think of when I think of "rock and roll"
post #7427 of 9090
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Originally Posted by death shot View Post

This is not only an excellent film, but the entire score is wonderful.
Yeah, it's great. I just know it with vocals from David Sylvian.

I love Sakamoto. smile.gif
post #7428 of 9090
Still on my Akron/Family kick. They're definitely weird and out there, but in a good way.
post #7429 of 9090
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

The Kinks had the best songwriting IMO (braces for attack from rabid Beatles fans) but Live at Leeds is what I think of when I think of "rock and roll"

Yup, I agree on both counts. (Though if Beatles fans really pressed their case, I might concede to a tie!)

I should also add that The Kinks' material got pretty bad somewhere in the mid-1970s, when Ray Davies's songwriting started getting too clever.
post #7430 of 9090
So, heard Fly Lo's album twice now. Seems quite nice. Will need 5 more runs though to get a better picture.
post #7431 of 9090
Interestingly, the Kinks wrote one of the few rock and roll songs of 60s that could be interpreted as politically conservative (although I'm not sure Davies would consider it such)
post #7432 of 9090
I think "Come dancing" has conservative tendencies also.
post #7433 of 9090
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Yeah, it's great. I just know it with vocals from David Sylvian.I love Sakamoto. smile.gif

 

 

If you listen to the actual score, it is a very good representation of Sakamoto's sound design abilities within the realm of analog subtractive synthesis. He constructed an entire score out of a design aesthetic he uses on much of his YMO material, but it is utterly unique. The result sounds very Sakamoto, but not like anything else he ever did. It's a truly excellent score. Excellent film. One of my favorites, actually.

post #7434 of 9090
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I think "Come dancing" has conservative tendencies also.

There is a lot of pastoralism (maybe not the best word, but definitely a yearning for the past) in their work, which is a kind of conservativism. The entire Village Green album is based on that. I know some of that is ironic but I do think that it's at least partly heartfelt.
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post #7436 of 9090
This song shreds....

post #7437 of 9090
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

The Kinks had the best songwriting IMO (braces for attack from rabid Beatles fans) but Live at Leeds is what I think of when I think of "rock and roll"

Hands down the best live album ever.

post #7438 of 9090
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

There is a lot of pastoralism (maybe not the best word, but definitely a yearning for the past) in their work, which is a kind of conservativism. The entire Village Green album is based on that. I know some of that is ironic but I do think that it's at least partly heartfelt.

I agree completely about Village Green. Arthur too.
post #7439 of 9090
Love that song. This thread sent me on a kinks bender. Turns out none of their classic albums are on Spotify plain.gif
post #7440 of 9090



Gotta love some Black Joe Lewis. Entertaining, to say the least.




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