The Kinks – Something Else By The Kinks

The Kinks were always the chameleon of the British Invasion, changing sound and direction from album to album. Something Else is a transitional album between the Kinks early songs inventing the power chord and the late 60s & 70s concept albums like Village Green Preservation Society, Lola vs Powerman & the Money-Go-Round, and Schoolboys In Disgrace. Stand out tracks include Waterloo Sunset, a celebration of London and two lovers as seen from the point of view of a contented shut-in, and David Watts, a dark & comic look at schoolyard envy.


So, if you’re only interested in dabbling in the invasion, here’s something that should, at least, sound familiar to you from this album:

If you want to listen to the whole thing, well then, here you go:


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Record Club began in the cold, dank, snowmageddon scene that was New England of January 2011. We’re probably no different than you. We all work in cubicles, some in smaller, less private cubicles than others; that just means we have to be even sneakier about how we listen to our music. But we have to listen to our music, mostly as a way of saving our own personal sanity. Sometimes our opinions lead us to debates that may or may not be published in their entirety on this site, but I can promise you’ll at least get a glimpse of the way our minds work. The main goal is to find new music we like or find old music that we didn’t know we liked. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes it’s a total and complete disaster. After our ears have rejoiced or stopped bleeding we try something else. This is our pattern, every Tuesday and Thursday. Sometimes, when the club isn’t officially in session, just to keep everyone on their toes, we throw in a theme day. We’re beginning to run low on our original list, so please, if you have albums that you’d like us to review or themes that you’d like to see our playlist of, feel free to contribute. After all, we’re all in this together once we punch the time clock. So if you’re busy (or just plain bored) lurking in your cubicle as you read this join in. After all, life wasn’t meant to be lived staring at a computer screen. I guarantee you, it’s at least more fun when you plug the headphones in.

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