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Amazing film of The Kinks - Paris 1965

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Purple Jim, Dec 5, 2015.

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  1. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I couldn't find a thread mentioning this but I just came across it.
    It's one of the best documents of a 60s beat group concert there is. It totally captures the atmosphere of the concert, the times.

  2. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

    Incredible !
    Never saw this one before. Thank you :)
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  3. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

    Gee, who do they remind me of in this video? Hmm....
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  4. Dave Hoos

    Dave Hoos Nothing is revealed

    Awesome! Never seen it before either. Great example of how rough and raw the early Kinks sound was. Thank you very much, Jim, for posting it.

    Anybody else notice Anita Pallenberg in the audience?
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  5. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What an opening: Bye Bye Johnny / Louie Louie / You Really Got Me...
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  6. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident

    Fantastic clip. There are others which show off particularily what a great rhythm section Pete Quaife and Mick Avory were, but this one is a blast.
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  7. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Wow. Just wow.

    Seems this was posted before but in poor quality. This is an upgrade if its the same show.

    You can really see the power of Ray and Dave in this clip. In the early days they must have been a force to be reckoned with in RnR. That venue looks like a hot box. Just a sweaty beautifully raucous mess. Love the audience panning and yet keeping the amazing show from the stage in the shots also. Rock N Roll was still fresh and exciting to the kids in that audience. Inhibitions be damned and never even considered. Completely natural. Just awesome.

    What I like about this and the Beatles Hollywood Bowl "new" footage is how it perfectly captures the excitement of being there. People who werent around in those times (like me) always wonder what it must have felt like. Shows like this and the Hollywood Bowl footage put us as close as we are likely to ever be. A terrific time transport.

    Ill take this rough film footage over promo vids, studio boredom footage or rooftop concerts anyday.

    This is Rock N Roll.
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  8. Dave Hoos

    Dave Hoos Nothing is revealed

    It deserves an official release, as soon as possible. It's full on right from the start...right from the moment Dave practically shoves the emcee out of the way. Just brilliant.
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  9. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Long Island
    excellent- :)-:thumbsup:
  10. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Not the Beatles....there's only one KINKS!
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  11. Reader

    Reader Senior Member

    e.s.t. tenn.
    Wonderful!!! Anything by the Kinks is worth watching or listening to. Thanks for posting this.

    I do wish a Kinks dvd/blu-ray like the ones done about Herman's Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Hollies a couple years ago could be done.
  12. RubenH

    RubenH Forum Resident

    S.E. United States
  13. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    Awesome, music history !!!
  14. godstar

    godstar Well-Known Member

    valencia, spain
    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
  15. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    Fun stuff.
    Footage of rock bands at that time always seem to miss the person playing the solo.
    Either they pan the audience or film the bass player during the guitar solo.
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  16. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    If you take a look at around 1:05, it looks like the Master of Ceremonies doesn't understand that once the band starts playing he needs to get off the stage, so Dave bumps him out of the way. :D
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  17. Lilainjil

    Lilainjil Forum Resident

    Not to mention those solos are way down low in the mix. Not complaining, still a fantastic piece of footage!
  18. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

  19. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Usually it's a good time to get a few cameos of screaming girls.

    Another pet peeve is when they show the musicians only from the shoulders up, so you can't even see them playing their guitar. Rock 'n Roll really caught out the stodgy old filmmakers and TV crews of the time.
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  20. marmil

    marmil It's such a long story...

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  21. npgchris

    npgchris Forum Resident

    I assume this clip is the same as the content on this DVD? :

    Amazon.com: Kinks - Paris 1965: Kinks: Movies & TV »

    I've had this DVD for several months, but haven't cracked it open yet, partly due to the many negative comments it received at Amazon's site. But hearing you folks here rave about it makes me more excited to see it.
  22. Gersh

    Gersh Forum Resident

    This is a great, very raw. Notice how Dave shoulders out the overbearing compere. Crowd a bit staid, but that was the time especially for Europe I think. Some of the audience really got what it was all about though.

    What do they chant at the end, is it mer-ci, mer-ci, mer-ci? How do you ask for an encore in France?
  23. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    I'm Dutch not French but i think : Bis / Encore
  24. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

    Belfast, Ireland

    To ask for an encore in French typically a crowd will roar "une autre" (another (song)) and not "encore" as anglophones imagine.

    In this instance, however, the crowd do appear to be chanting "Merci" which is both unusual and unique.
  25. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Watched it again. Goes down as my all time favorite live performance by a rock n roll band. I admit Im biased. The Kinks are my go to band over any other 60s group. Yes, that includes "them". :D
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