Release Date: Oct 12, 2018
Record label: Red River
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock
The Seventies were a time of turmoil and triumph for Britain's finest rock n' roll band The Kinks - beginning the decade with the eternally anthemic 'Lola', releasing a series of poorly received (but, as revisionism will tell us - secretly brilliant) concept albums, then returning to prominence with beauties like Sleepwalker and Misfits, this period will probably be best remembered as the decade when Ray Davies pushed the band to previously unseen levels of success on the road in the USA. Yet, behind the scenes, while Ray offered up album after album of his material in perhaps his most prolific period, brother Dave Davies was working on material that he never presented to the band - in fact, a collection of songs recorded at the band's studio Konk, that were only very recently unearthed. Partly re-recorded, remastered and produced by Dave's son Simon, Decade is an alternative history that throws up a 'What If' scenario for The Kinks in the Seventies that, had they paid more than lip service to Dave's songwriting talents, may have led them down some quite different paths.