It is impossible to overestimate the importance of The Kinks in the pantheon of modern music. With its quintessentially English lyricism and style, the band has blazed a trail for so many artists that came after, influencing a diverse range of bands including Blondie, The Ramones, the Jam, Van Halen, and Brit pop acts like Blur and Oasis.
True innovators, The Kinks virtually invented the power chord with the classic “You Really Got Me”; the band also pioneered the concept album, with Arthur in 1969. Over three decades, The Kinks released 24 studio albums, and four live albums. The band achieved 17 Top 20 singles in the UK and five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart. This concert - the final night of four nights at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston on 12 November 1972 - features the band at the top of its game.
Professionally remastered, original WBCN-FM broadcast, complete with informative liner notes and archival imagery.
1 Top Of The Pops 2.54
2 Till The End Of The Day 1.40
3 Waterloo Sunset 2.26
4 Well Respected Man 1.42
5 Sunny Afternoon 2.40
6 Muswell Hillbilly 2.08
7 Apeman 2.10
8 Lola 4.50
9 Celluloid Heroes 6.24
10 Here Comes Another Rainy Day (part 1) 2.26
1 Here Comes Another Rainy Day (cont.) 2.20
2 Brainwashed 3.21
3 Mr. Wonderful 3.24
4 Acute Schizophrenic Paranoia Blues 8.04
5 Day-O Alcohol 5.34
6 You Really Got Me / All Day And All Night 6.05