Sunday, March 06, 2005


PERCY is not the Kinks worst album. It's better than any of the Arista records. Some of the songs on PERCY are better than most of the stuff they recorded during the RCA years. Yes, there are instrumental filler and incidental music (it was the soundtrack for a bad movie) but some of it is good. Some of it is very good. Yes "Lola" is there but it's not the version you're used to hearing on the radio. The most familiar songs on PERCY are the ones included on THE KINKS KRONIKLES. "God's Children" is one of the Kinks greatest and "Willesden Green", one of the band's worst. I don't care if they are trying to sound like Elvis, I can't stand that song.


Blogger Paul Pearson said...

I found out a nice little "Six Degrees of Seperation" fun fact about "Percy" tonight. It was a movie about a man who gets castrated in an accident, and has the world's first penis transplant. He then goes on to search for the original owner of his, um, equipment... BUT the fun fact I discovered tonight was that "Percy" was based on a novel by an author named Raymond Hitchcock -- who had a son named Robyn. Anyway, there you go. You're right, they're real nice songs. (Maybe I shoulda said "Six Degrees of Castration"...)

9/3/05 5:47 AM  
Blogger KS said...

Amazing! Thanks for letting me know. I never knew that Robyn's dad was a writer.

9/3/05 7:57 AM  
Blogger KS said...

BTW, Happy belated birthday!

9/3/05 7:58 AM  
Blogger Paul Pearson said...

Thank you!

14/3/05 1:35 AM  

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