The Kinks Are Eying A Reunion...Or Are They?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Kinks Are Eying A Reunion...Or Are They?
Hey -- here’s one we’ve all heard before: the Kinks are finally eyeing a reunion. Both co-founding brothers Ray and Dave Davies have spoken about a possible reunion, marking the first official Kinks work in 21 years — but, as usual, neither brother seems to be on the same page. Chief songwriter, Ray Davies, told The Sunday Times that things between him and his often estranged kid brother seem positive, explaining, "I met Dave only last week to talk about getting back together again. We’ve also spoken a few times on the phone and emailed. He’s been composing his own songs, but I’d really like to write with him again. We both agree we don’t want to do old stuff or tour with past hits. It’s got to be something new."
Dave Davies is keeping it real with the band’s fans, admitting via a Facebook post: "I met and talked with Ray but nothing has been agreed on yet."
Ray Davies admitted that composing his songs has always been a typo of "method acting" explaining, "I wish I could be like a lot of the songs, but I’m not. I think the nearest to me is, like, the guys singing ‘Low Budget’ and singing ‘State Of Confusion’ -- I think that’s the nearest. I’m not cool. ‘Don’t Forget To Dance’ -- I can just get away with singing that. It’s only ‘cause I assume a certain position within the song — a characterization. Maybe I’d like to be cooler and do amazing solos, guitar solos. I think it’s all always kind of flawed, everything I do, which is maybe a strength." night Ray Davies, along with Donovan, and others, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City.

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