The self titled debut album from The Kinks gets the reissue treatment on 140g vinyl by Sanctuary. Consisting largely of R&B covers, The Kinks is largely credited with foretelling the sound of heavy rock from Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath thanks to ‘You Really Got Me’. Out on vinyl LP from Sanctuary.
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8/10 Jack Customer review, 30th January 2015
How you feel about the Kinks debut LP depends on how you feel about 60's-white-kids attempting to play R 'n' B. I generally view this positively so I rate this record as one of the `60s finest. It's tough, punchy and delinquent. At times it's somewhat derivative and unoriginal but who cares? Like the early Stones and Link Wray, "Kinks" inspires feelings of unsociability and juvenile delinquency even though most of us are way past that stage of life. This ain't nostalgia - it really makes you want to go out and steal hubcabs.
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