Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Kinks-Flushing NY,1971

The Kinks
March 27,1971
Colden Center Auditorium, Queens College of City University of New York, Flushing NY

This show is notable because a student, Ben Rosenblatt, who introduced himself to Ray before the show, was invited to accompany the band on piano on two tracks - Mister Pleasant and Autumn Almanac - both rarely performed live.

Track list
1. Introduction (lighting problem)
2. Give My Love to Rose
3. Till the End of the Day
4. Brainwashed
5. Apeman
6. Get Back in Line
7. Mr Pleasant
8. Autumn Almanac
9. Dedicated Follower of Fashion
10. Mr Big Sky
11. Sunny Afternoon
12. Lola
13. Medley: Milk Cow Blues - Powerman - You Are My Sunshine
14. You really Got Me
15. All Day and All of the Night
16. Waterloo Sunset
17. Victoria

This show was the 2nd date of The Kinks 5th US tour in just 18 months. According to Doug Hinman's Kinks Bible ('All Day and All of the Night: Day-by-day concerts, recordings and broadcasts 1961-1996') 'this short string of dates seems to be littered with more tales of outrageous shows and bizarre onstage antics than almost any other tour by The Kinks.' The early shows are more restrained though. according to Hinman, the reviewers of this show liked Ray's showmanship and his ability to get the audience to sing along, though he is almost too spontaneous and the band verges on sloppy in trying to follow him.

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Anonymous said...

This is great. Somehow I never knew this existed before. Thanks for enlightening me!

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I can't imagine the show in that moment, the feeling of be there and hear that music, it must been a excellent experience.

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It was the best show from the kinks, with this material completed my whole collection really

MATT said...

Can you repost this show?

A-Mfan said...

Can you repost this show?