Me on a better day (kevinwmoor) wrote,
Me on a better day

They seek him here, they seek him there

The Ray Davies gig on Tuesday...
was nothing short of wonderful. How somebody, at the age of 61, can put so much energy into a 2 hour stage show is beyond me.
The early part of the show was composed of recent material with "Sunny Afternoon" thrown in as a taster of what was to come. Not being a Kinks addict I didn't recognise a lot of the songs though I'd heard of some of them and the albums they were from. They were good though. Presented and played with passion and humour in equal parts.
The set eventually moved into a section that became a Kinks greatest hits show. This included at least a couple of songs that I don't directly associate with Ray or the Kinks. For me "Days" is a Kirsty MacColl single and "I go to sleep" a single by The Pretenders.
(Take note Lou Reed, you can play songs that are over 40 years old and you & your audience can still enjoy them.)
By the time the band had worked their way through just about every Kinks hit there has been I was beginning to wonder what they'd do for their encore. Fool that I am, I hadn't noticed they hadn't played "You really got me" or "Lola" yet...
Tags: gigs, ray davies

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