I’m in Disgrace: This song gets side two off to a quick rocking start. After an enjoyable brief gentle beginning, Dave steps in with some chunky riffing and we are off. The song itself is catchy and I like Ray’s vocals, but the highlight for me is Dalton’s excellent bass work during the break and once again Dave’s solo, an attack on both ears as he solos back and forth between the left and right channels. If it weren’t for Hard Way, this would be the most solid rocker on the album. This song really jumped out at me as showing the benefits of not being as cluttered with outside players that have largely drowned out the band on the most recent albums. On any of the last five albums, Ray probably would have chosen to add horns to the instrumental break so that we would have not heard as easily the fantastic playing from Dave and the rhythm section. I really enjoyed the recent four or five albums during the theatrical period, much more than I would have anticipated, but right now I’m happy to hear the kinks being the kinks without the additional musicians.