The Kinks – ‘One For The Road’ – The Double Live Album !


In an recent interview with Rolling Stone, Dave Davies said that there was a 50/50 chance that the group would play shows to celebrate their 50th anniversary next year, but he also warned that it would depend on the relationship with his brother Ray. Why should we hold our breath? The Davies brothers are as close to each other as the Gallagher brothers. They had more fights than Muhammed Ali ever had. Why not listen instead to the much acclaimed and hard rocking double live album ‘One for The Road’ from 1980?

But first some press impressions…

“Kinks concerts, once the chanciest of propositions, now have the friskiness and precision of ‘One for the Road’ as a model with which to be compared” (Rolling Stone)
“The band’s most famous live record and arguably the peak of their commercial renaissance. The Kinks had been energized instead of ostracized by the punk movement. So the double album is one big slab of hard rock, with blaring, distorted guitars and stomping rhythms” (Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews)
“One for the Road is a fascinating document of trailblazing elder statesmen who paved the way for heavy metal and punk, but never felt a glorious pop song was out of their grasp” (Allmusic)

Let’s hit the road …

1/ Opening (instrumental ‘You Really Got Me’) – 00.00
2/ The Hard Way – 01.43
3/ Catch Me Now I’m Falling – 4.15
4/ Where Have All The Good Times Gone – 8.58
5/ Intro Lola – 11.25
6/ Lola – 12:17
7/ Pressure – 17.05
8/ All Day And All Of The Night – 18.42
9/ Misfits – 22.35
10/ Prince Of The Punks – 26.02
11/ Stop Your Sobbing – 30.00
12/ Low Budget – 32.30
13/ Attitude – 38.37
14/ (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – 42.30
15/ National Health – 49:00
16/ ‘Till The End Of The Day – 53:15
17/ Celluloid Heroes – 56.03
18/ You Really Got Me – 1.03.20
19/ Victoria – 1.07.00
20/ David Watts – 1.09.30

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