Your 5 favorite Kinks' songs 1977-1980

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  1. Harmonator

    Harmonator Forum Resident

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    Much like this

     
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  2. gudnoyez

    gudnoyez Forum Resident

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    Sleepwalker
    Misfits
    Low Budget
    Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
    A Gallon Of Gas

    Love two latter songs early 80'sf I could add them I would those being.

    Do It Again
    Deystroyer
     
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  3. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    Nice picks! Quality tracks, all!
     
  4. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Superman
    Rock And Roll Fantasy
    Misfits
    Father Christmas
    National Health
     
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  5. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Better Things is a great song, but that album came out in 1982.
     
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  6. strummer101

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    You're right, it shouldn't be on the list, but "Better Things" is on Give The People What They Want, which actually came out in 1981.
    I also made that mistake since I thought it came out in 1980, so here's a new list:

    Stormy Sky
    Life Goes On
    Misfits
    National Health
    Pressure

    Bonus: (I Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
     
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  7. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    catch me now i'm falling
    rock n roll fantasy
    sleepwalker
    national health (live)
    misfits (live)
     
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  8. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    Terrific picks! Great songs!
     
  9. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    one from the road was my introduction to the kinks, so i have a soft spot for it. the deeper i dug the more i found i knew and liked until i finally got village green and was like "this is the pot of gold at the end of the tunnel" in a way
     
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  10. Had to do 11, random order

    "Artificial Light"
    "Father Christmas"
    "In A Foreign Land"
    "Misfits"
    "Live Life"
    "Pressure"
    "Attitude"
    "National Health"
    "Juke Box Music"
    "A Rock & Roll Fantasy"
    "Prince Of The Punks"
     
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  11. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    1. Get Up
    2. Catch Me Now I'm Falling
    3. Life On The Road
    4. A Rock N Roll Fantasy
    5. Moving Pictures
     
  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Come Dancing ?
     
  13. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Is from 1983! :biglaugh:
     
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  14. skydropco

    skydropco rock 'n roll nurse

    Sleepwalker
    Live Life
    Misfits
    Father Christmas
    Prince Of The Punks
     
  15. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

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    5 more:

    Full Moon
    Live Life
    In a Space
    Yo-Yo
    Long Distance

    Bonus Track:
    Come Dancing
     
  16. antonkk

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    Rock'n'Roll Fantasy is one of THE greatest songs ever written and recorded. Absolute perfection and superb production. By far their best era (blows away the horribly recorded late 60's "classic" era). Give me 70's Kinks over 60's Kinks anytime. As much as I like the 60's songs the sound and the production was atrocious until Lola.
     
  17. Neonbeam

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    Now, here's a fresh perspective! :evil:
     
  18. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

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    A Rock n Roll Fantasy
    Out of the Wardrobe
    Catch Me Now I'm Falling
    Life Goes On
    Juke Box Music
     
  19. Zack

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    1. Better Things is from 1981, and therefore ineligible to be #1 by a country mile.

    2. Sleepwalker
    3. Misfits
    3. Rock and Roll Fantasy
    4. Prince of the Punks
    5. Gallon of Gas

    Couldn't add Catch Me Now I'm Falling. While it might have been a top-shelf number, the naked appropriation of the Jumpin' Jack Flash riff is absolutely unacceptable. There are a million riffs out there.

    Mark Knopfler barely got away with it on Money for Nothing, but sorry to say Ray went over the line on that one, very unfortunately.
     
  20. Upon further reflection- primary list & honorable mentions...

    "Misfits"
    "In A Foreign Land"
    "Father Christmas"
    "Pressure"
    "National Health"
    "Artificial Light"
    "A Rock & Roll Fantasy"

    Honorable mention:
    "Attitude"
    "Live Life"
    "Juke Box Music"
    "Prince Of The Punks"
     
  21. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

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    I don't know why I keep going into 1981. There's plenty of songs to pick from 77-80.
    :oops:
     

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