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The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

60s 70s 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl It's easy to imagine the confusion with which this manifesto for the defense of the status quo was received on its release in 1968 The world was in turmoil and the pose of the street fighting man turned on rebellious and politically aware was far sexier than the quaint homebody image the Kinks present here The title track finds Ray Davies proudly declaring himself a preservationist of custard pies vaudeville and such comic book characters as Desperate Dan To compound the weirdness there's also 'Big Sky' a classic Kinks song about god that's not remotely religious and a rocker about a steam engine The overarching theme of 'Are the Village Green Preservation Society' is nostalgia it's only today now that many of the things Davies feared would disappear have actually vanished that the truth and clarity of his vision is apparent

  • 1. The Village Green Presevation Society
    2. Do You Remember Walter
    3. Picture Book
    4. Johnny Thunder
    5. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
    6. Big Sky
    7. Sitting By the Riverside
    8. Animal Farm
    9. Village Green
    10. Starstruck
    11. Phenomenal Cat
    12. All of My Friends Were There
    13. Wicked Annabella
    14. Monica
    15. People Take Pictures of Each Other

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