A full decade after their peers who led the storied British Invasion with them had all cashed in many times over, stardom still eluded The Kinks in America…until the 1979 studio album” Low Budget” and its subsequent tour, recorded and released forty years ago as “One More for the Road” .
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Sir Ray Davies talks about The Kinks’ 1979 best-selling album “Low Budget”.
“When we’re on stage is the only time when it’s not serious,” muses Kinks kingpin Ray Davies, the seminal band’s lead singer and masterful songwriter. “There’s so much recording nowadays that’s got to be so high tech and so intense. (Recording live ) took some of the pressure off of it, because the guys in […]
…a trifecta of revitalized rock beginning with 1977’s Sleepwalker & 1978’s Misfits. Recently knighted Sir Ray Davies joins me…
Kinks singer/songwriter Sir Ray Davies In the Studio discussing the early years.
We had never met anyone in rock music quite like The Pretenders bandleader Chrissie Hynde, and honestly in the forty years since, I still haven’t…Chrissie Hynde joins me In the Studio on The Pretenders’ 40th anniversary.
Rock Hall Snubs: Judas Priest
After World War II the worldwide success of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Cream, and a bit later Led Zeppelin all had a profoundly positive effect on the British self-esteem. All of these predecessors of Def Leppard were almost entirely influenced musically by the blues, rhythm and blues, and soul music of […]
before signing their record deal and releasing that now-legendary debut, just like countless other bands before and since, for five lean yearsthe band members of Van Halen papered fliers on every public blank space from Pasadena California to Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, promoting themselves while humping their own equipment.
Def Leppard are first-ballot inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!