The Smithereens are massive Kinks fans (fanatics, even). I remember twice running into them in the Beacon Theatre lobby before Kinks shows. Very nice Jersey guys. In the 70’s, Jim, Dennis, and Mike would hang at hotels where the Kinks were staying in New York to meet them. Dennis, who went on to play drums for Dave, was such a big fan that when I sidled up to him before an early Ray solo show, he was clutching his Kinks scrapbook, which he happily shared with me. That compilation cd is great but I would also recommend Green Thoughts, 11, and Blow Up, great albums all.