The Kinks ‎– You Really Got Me

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Reprise Records ‎– 0306
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Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
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A You Really Got Me 2:20
B It's All Right 2:35

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This is the original US Reprise issue with peach-colored labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 2926
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 2927
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side A [machine-stamped]): 2926-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side B [machine-stamped]): 2927-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched (Variant)): 2926 - 2 sss
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched (Variant)): 2927 - 2 sss
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7N.15673 The Kinks You Really Got Me(7", Single, 4-p) Pye Records 7N.15673 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N-15673 The Kinks You Really Got Me(7") Pye Records 7N-15673 New Zealand 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15673 The Kinks You Really Got Me(7", Single, 4-p) Pye Records 7N.15673 UK 1964 Sell This Version
0306 The Kinks You Really Got Me(7", S/Sided, Promo) Reprise Records 0306 US 1964 Sell This Version
GP 3206 The Kinks You Really Got Me(7", Single) Pye Records, Pye Records GP 3206 Greece 1964 Sell This Version

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jadedtom

jadedtom

June 6, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Van Halen's overblown production of this classic Kink's song only makes me appreciate how much more power there is in this original recording.
I recall the Kinks being laughed at for trying to "rock and roll". True, Ray Davies' intelligence led to much "pop" music. There is this revisionist history of music that dictates any pop music is "bubblegum". This is a wrongheaded assumption. I've seen the Lovin' Spoonful relegated to the "bubblegum" genre, and this is clearly wrong. John Sebastian was an immensely talented songwriter. "Rain on the Roof", "Do You Believe In Magic", "Darlin' Be Home Soon", "Summer in the City" are sublime. Not bubblegum.
Davies' sophistication led to many great "pop songs". "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", "Waterloo Sunset", "A Well Respected Man", "Sunny Afternoon", "Victoria", "Lola".
But the Kinks first burst onto the scene with this certified rock and roll classic. In short, it still kicks ass to this day and makes Van Halen sound like eunuchs in a harem.