Word on the street is that The Kinks will be releasing a box set of hits on November 3rd, to mark their 50th anniversary. The box set, titled The Anthology 1964-71, will contain over 100 songs plus rare demos, session outtakes, previously unavailable tracks and some interviews. Some of their biggest hits such as You Really Got Me which is their first number one single, it was released September 10, 1964. All Day and All Of The Night and Waterloo Station will be included in the box set.
Just in case you don’t know this Ray Davies, singer of The Kinks, owns the famous London recording studio Konk. Yep, the same studio where The Kooks recorded their sophomore album, naming it after the space.
This weeks Song Of The Week goes to The Kinks, with their 1964 number 2 U.K. chart topping hit All Day and All Of The Night. The massive guitar solo on the song was once thought to be Robert Plant of Led Zepplin but was later said to actually be Dave Davies, Ray’s brother and Kinks guitarist. He created the fuzzy sound by playing it through a speaker with a hole in it.