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The KinksKinda Kinks

Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Beat, Mod, Garage Rock
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Tracklist

Look For Me Baby
Got My Feet On The Ground
Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
Naggin' Woman
Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
Tired Of Waiting For You
Dancing In The Street
Don't Ever Change
Come On Now
So Long
You Shouldn't Be Sad
Something Better Beginning

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Notes

Kinda Kinks is the second studio album by The Kinks.

Originally released by Pye Records in the UK on 5 March 1965.

The US version had an cut down track listing and different cover artwork. The songs "Naggin' Woman", "Tired Of Waiting For You", and "Come On Now" were removed, and the singles ”Set Me Free” (originally released 21 May 1965) and "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" (originally released 19 March 1965) were included. The UK version of the album was only released in mono, while the US version was available both in mono and stereo.

Performed by:
Dave Davies – vocals, electric guitar
Ray Davies – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
Pete Quaife – bass guitar, backing vocals
Mick Avory – drums

Producer:
Shel Talmy

Recorded December 17, 1964 to February 17, 1965 at:
Pye Studios
I.B.C. Studios

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    Pye Records – NPL 30058Canada1965Canada1965
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    Piccadilly – PH-30166Israel1965Israel1965
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    Cover of The Kinks, 1965, VinylThe Kinks
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    Vogue Schallplatten – LDVS 17024Germany1965Germany1965
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    Reprise Records – RS 6173, Reprise Records – 6173, Reprise Records – RS-6173US1965US1965
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    Cover of The Kinks, 1965, VinylThe Kinks
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    PYE Records – 202 036, PYE Records – 202 036-241Germany1980Germany1980
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    Reviews

    • melodymaker101's avatar
      Edited 3 months ago
      One of the only instances where a US release of an album by a British band trumps the UK release, in my opinion. The Reprise version removes the “Tired Of Waiting For You” single (which is present on most compilations) and replaces it with the (in my opinion) superior “Set Me Free” single. The US version also wisely removes the awful “Nagging Woman”. This is a five star album, and is definitely in my top 5 Kinks albums (even though I’m cheating a bit with the US version).
      • McHomie's avatar
        McHomie
        Correct me if I'm wrong, fellow Kinks geeks, but I believe KINDA KINKS is the only time where Dave Davies takes the lead vocal on two songs in a row, as he does here on "Naggin' Woman" and "Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight". This sophomore album feels like a bit of a rush job at times, the sloppily double-tracked vocals on "Look For Me Baby" being an inauspicious intro, but there are some gems here, including "Don't Ever Change", "Come On Now", "Something Better Beginning" and "Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl", the latter used to great effect in Wes Anderson's RUSHMORE. This a 2022 pressing, and it sounds substantially better than the 1998 Castle/Essential CD I've been playing all these years. The mono sound is crisper, fuller, richer, and with more depth, the harmonies on certain tracks (such as "You Shouldn't Be Sad") seem to burst out of the speakers. My copy was purchased new and plays nice and clean with no noticeable surface noise.
        • Sumogirl's avatar
          Sumogirl
          Edited 10 months ago
          I've always thought of the Kinks as essentially a super early punk band. Ray Davies just - has that sensibility. This album was NOT what I expected from early Kinks.

          Don't get me wrong - I LOVE it. The songs are smart and sweet in a way. The music is skiffle. Simple arrangements and that bluesy rock/folksy sound that was popular at the time. The arrangements feel sparse that's also part of the skiffle sound.

          Ray's song writing? Well - he definitely matures later - but the album has - Tired of Waiting which is a GREAT song! So - he definitely had talent even back then. There are better arrangements and covers of this song then this one. Dwight Yoakam's version for instance is gorgeous.

          Their cover of Dancing in the Street is also fun and gives you a better idea of what the band was capable of becoming.

          It's a good and enjoyable album. If you like the Kinks, it's a good addition to your collection if you can find it.
          • Maht.W's avatar
            Maht.W
            Mine has correct labels, at least, but this is a VERY noisy pressing, and not in a good way. Sibilance abounds.
            • mr_saroyan's avatar
              mr_saroyan
              Great alternative to the original UK for a fraction of the price. LP is translucent red when held in the light, just like early DJM Elton John's.
              • Paleophone's avatar
                Paleophone
                Is this record false (processed) stereo, or does it play mono?
                • jletke76's avatar
                  jletke76
                  Anyone else have a copy in which the labels are on the wrong sides (side 2 on 1 & vice versa)??
                  • TomMegginson's avatar
                    TomMegginson
                    This Canadian repress has the same tracklist as the British version of this album, rather than the US one.
                    • TomMegginson's avatar
                      TomMegginson
                      Not a great pressing, but "Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl" is one of my favourite Kinks songs.

                      Actually, one of my favourite songs, period.
                      • OldRusty's avatar
                        OldRusty
                        This punchy-as-hell, unreal sounding mono-mixed LP has to be heard to be believed. Sounds like it was recorded, mastered & pressed yesterday. Vinyl is flat and dead-silent to boot. If you see one of these US-pressed beauties in the racks, buy it.

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