Posted in music on January 2, 2008


The Kinks are planning to follow in the footsteps of rockers Led Zeppelin with a highly anticipated reunion next year. Lead singer and guitarist Ray Davies said the band's original members, which included Davies' brother Dave on guitar, Mick Avory on drums and Pete Quaife on bass plan to play together for the first time in nearly four decades in 2008. Davies, 63, said a full reunion is on the cards next year (2008) for the first time in almost 40 years. [Daily Mail]



Comments (13)

Now we are talking !

Posted by RT | January 2, 2008 4:14 PM

The Kinks are the only 'reunion' tour I'd really want to see. Always been a huge fan, but if I'm shelling out the big bucks, it would have to be the original lineup.

Posted by fishermb | January 2, 2008 4:22 PM

first show at coachella?

Posted by Bobby the Rookie | January 2, 2008 4:23 PM

finally...a reunion to be excited about.

ive been blasting kinks kontroversy all weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2008 4:49 PM

Meanwhile, Dave Davies' son's band, Year Long Disaster, play Mercury Lounge tomorrow night. They don't sound like the Kinks...well, maybe Low Budget era Kinks... kinda.

Not recommending, just saying they're playing.

Posted by bill p | January 2, 2008 4:52 PM

I don't think Ray checked with Dave before announcing this:

Kinks Reunion To Happen When Pigs Fly
by Paul Cashmere - December 30 2007
photo by Ros O'Gorman

It appears Kinks founder Ray Davies may have got a little carried away
when he talked about a 2008 reunion of the classic 60s Brit band.
Co-founder (and Ray's brother) Dave doesn't share the same enthusiasm.

"To sit in a room or studio with him and have my brain and heart
slowly sucked out ... no friggin thank you," Ray said recently in a
posting at his website.

Ray was responding to a question from a fan named Neil in his forum.
"Dave, is there any possibility that you and Ray could get something
together?" asked Neil.

Dave responded with "I wrote a song called Where pigs fly ' Ray wrote
10 songs out of of them was Hatred, one was LOLA and the
other eight were You Really Got Me. ??Ray has been doing Karaoke Kinks
shows since 1996."

Dave says a reunion would be a disaster. "It would be like a poor
remake of 'Night of the Livin Dead'..... There is nothing wrong with
the old songs or new songs that we have both been writing on our own;
but not more torture Please. no more Hannabal lectur.aah!?the swan
song Ray and Dave tour should be called the Kinks are 'The Fractured
Mindz preservation Society'. ?'Preserve in Peace.'"

If anything were to happen, Dave says it would be for the fans, not
for Ray. "I wouldn't mind or rather consider doing some shows with Ray
purely in respect for the Great body of work we have both been
fortunate to have been involved in over the years. And for the fans of
course," he said.

Ray Davies this week suggested the original Kinks would reunite for a
tour and album in 2008. The original line-up of the Kinks included the
Davies brothers, Mick Avory on drums and Pete Quaife on bass. Avory
appeared on stage with Davies in May at the Royal Albert Hall. That
original Kinks finished with the hits 'Lola' and 'Apeman' in 1970.
Quaife, however, has been seriously ill for most of 2007 and unlikely
to be well enough to perform.

Dave Davies likewise is slowly recovering from the stroke he had in
2004. He has not totally regained his speech.

Ray has been busy recording in recent years. Of his four solo albums
since 1985, two were released in the last 2 years. Last year, Ray
released 'Other People's Lives'. This year, he put out 'Working Man's

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2008 5:11 PM

a founding member of the band having a stroke may be a sign that they are too old to tour.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2008 5:35 PM

Dave had a stroke. Pete has serious kidney problems, and is on dialysis. Ray, he's out of his little mind.
There isn't going to be an "original lineup" Kinks tour, unfortunately.

Posted by nyctaper | January 2, 2008 5:40 PM

KINKS...what a fantastic band....question is though-- how is it that these guys...even being brothers...can hate each other so much? Or it is just a promotional / rock and roll'istic routine to make them seem 'hard'.....poor lads. Life's too damn short for that shite.

Posted by Portmanteau | January 2, 2008 5:58 PM

40 years since their last concert, 2008-40=1984? Hmm, i guess thats when I saw them last. Put the hookah pipe down, son.

Posted by superman | January 2, 2008 7:50 PM

40 years since the original lineup performed together--actually 39. Pete left the band in 1969.

Posted by nyctaper | January 2, 2008 8:26 PM

pete quaife actually played as a guest at a few of their shows in the 80's

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2008 9:21 PM

Van Halen is already opening THEIR reunion tour with 'You Really Got Me'. I hope the Kinks do 'Jump!'

Posted by greg | January 4, 2008 12:43 AM

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