“Waterloo Sunset” by The Kinks (1967)

30 01 2009

The Kinks went through many phases of music, but what is near-constant are the wonderful, observational stories that unfold in their songs, thanks to the fine words of Mr. Ray Davies, who also sings most of them.  Many of their songs are like little novels, witty travelogues about people and places.  It’s a lot of fun to sit down with a Kinks album and follow along with the lyrics.  And it doesn’t hurt that they wrote great music, too, with many tracks instantly recognizable by people around the world.

I’m sure I’ll post more Kinks tracks in the future, but since I have to start somewhere, here’s one of their early hits, a very sweet song about longing and desire.

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