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8th Feb '18 11:11:37 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:330:The classic line-up, from left-to-right: Dave and Ray Davies, Mick Avory, and Pete Quaife.]]

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7th Feb '18 6:13:08 AM LondonKdS
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* ClosetKey: "Lola" is about a naive young virgin man who meets a sexy woman in a bar, discovers that she isn't a woman, and realises he doesn't mind.
14th Jan '18 4:21:49 PM bt8257
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The Kinks were an English rock band, one of the "Big Four" [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion British Invasion]] bands of TheSixties (along with Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, and Music/TheWho) and a {{Long Runner|s}}, having experienced a long career's worth of highs and lows before throwing in the towel in 1996. While they have had many members, their most famous line-up was composed of vocalist/guitarist/[[IAmTheBand mastermind]] Ray Davies, his vocalist/guitarist brother Dave Davies, bassist Pete Quaife (left in 1969, died 2010) and the former (albeit briefly) drummer of Music/TheRollingStones, Mick Avory (who left in 1984).

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The Kinks were an English rock band, one of the "Big Four" [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion British Invasion]] bands of TheSixties (along with Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, and Music/TheWho) and a {{Long Runner|s}}, LongRunners, having experienced a long career's worth of highs and lows before throwing in the towel in 1996. While they have had many members, their most famous line-up was composed of vocalist/guitarist/[[IAmTheBand vocalist[=/=]guitarist[=/=][[IAmTheBand mastermind]] Ray Davies, his vocalist/guitarist brother Dave Davies, bassist Pete Quaife (left in 1969, died 2010) and the former (albeit briefly) drummer of Music/TheRollingStones, Mick Avory (who left in 1984).
14th Jan '18 3:15:55 PM bt8257
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[[caption-width-right:330:The classic line-up from left-to-right: Dave and Ray Davies, Mick Avory, and Pete Quaife.]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:The classic line-up line-up, from left-to-right: Dave and Ray Davies, Mick Avory, and Pete Quaife.]]



** "Lola" was censored by the BBC not for its lyrics about a sexual tryst with a transvestite, but for its use of the brand name Coca-Cola. This was duly changed to "cherry cola". Given that this occurs during the very first verses, maybe was it a case of CensorDecoy?

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** "Lola" was censored by the BBC not for its lyrics about a sexual tryst with a transvestite, but for its use of the brand name Coca-Cola. This was duly changed to "cherry cola". Given that this occurs during the very first verses, verse, maybe was it a case of CensorDecoy?



** The line from "A Well-Respected Man" that goes "And he likes his fags the best," with the word "fag" referring to cigarettes, not the discriminatory term for homosexuals; this is more a case of SeparatedByACommonLanguage, as the term is still in use, and the slur "fag" is distinctly American.

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** The line from "A Well-Respected Man" that goes "And he likes his fags the best," with the best". The word "fag" referring refers to cigarettes, not the discriminatory term for homosexuals; homosexual people; this is more a case of SeparatedByACommonLanguage, as the term is still in use, and the slur use of "fag" as a slur is distinctly American.
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* {{Trope Maker|s}: Indian-sounding instruments and melodies were used on both "See My Friends" and "Fancy" a few months before "Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles was released.

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* {{Trope Maker|s}: TropeMakers: Indian-sounding instruments and melodies were used on both "See My Friends" and "Fancy" a few months before "Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles was released.
14th Jan '18 1:26:42 AM bt8257
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* IJustWantToBeYou: The narrator in "David Watts."
* LastChorusSlowDown: "Australia" is infamous for this. The first half of it's a good song; if only the whole thing weren't ''so long''...

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* IJustWantToBeYou: The narrator in "David Watts."
Watts".
* LastChorusSlowDown: "Australia" is infamous notorious for this. The first half of it's a good song; the song is good; if only the whole thing weren't ''so long''...



* OneManSong: "David Watts"
* OneWomanSong: "Lola"



* PrecisionFStrike: From many a live performance of "Lola", including the version presented on their landmark video album ''One For The Road'': "Lo-fucking-la!".

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* PrecisionFStrike: From many a live performance of "Lola", including the version presented on their landmark video album ''One For The for tbe Road'': "Lo-fucking-la!".



* TropeMaker: Indian-sounding instruments and melodies were used on both "See My Friends" and "Fancy" a few months before "Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles was released.

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* TropeMaker: {{Trope Maker|s}: Indian-sounding instruments and melodies were used on both "See My Friends" and "Fancy" a few months before "Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles was released.
14th Jan '18 1:18:36 AM bt8257
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The band changed once again in TheSeventies, exploring a more theatrical, campy sound. This only worsened their declining popularity; however, the resulting {{concept album}}s are starting to garner some reappraisals. They then restyled themselves as an arena rock band in 1976. Lucky enough to be synchronised with the PunkRock explosion and some successful covers of their songs by Punk and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] bands, The Kinks rode their second wave of popularity until the early '80s, culminating when their single "Come Dancing" became a worldwide smash in early 1983. They then went back to being a cult band before calling it quits in 1996.

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The band changed once again in TheSeventies, exploring a more theatrical, campy sound. This only worsened their declining popularity; however, the resulting {{concept album}}s are starting to garner some reappraisals. They then restyled themselves as an arena rock band in 1976. Lucky enough to be synchronised with the PunkRock explosion and some successful covers of their songs by Punk {{Punk|Rock}} and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] {{New Wave|Music}} bands, The Kinks rode their second wave of popularity until the early '80s, culminating when their single "Come Dancing" became a worldwide smash in early 1983. They then went back to being a cult band before calling it quits in 1996.
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They changed gears in 1965, diversifying away from just [[Website/{{Cracked}} scrotum-grinding guitar anthems]] to experiment with other genres like folk, music hall, country and blues-rock, resulting in a more laid-back sound. It was also around this period that Ray developed his now-famous lyrical talent. This period saw the release of songs like "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", "Sunny Afternoon" and "Waterloo Sunset", culminating in ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety'' and ''Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)''.

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They changed gears in 1965, diversifying away from just [[Website/{{Cracked}} scrotum-grinding guitar anthems]] to experiment with other genres like folk, music hall, country and blues-rock, resulting in a more laid-back sound. It was also around this period that Ray developed his now-famous lyrical talent. This period saw the release of songs like "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", "Sunny Afternoon" and "Waterloo Sunset", culminating in ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety'' and ''Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)''.
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