New PDF release: Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

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By Ray Davies

ISBN-10: 1402778910

ISBN-13: 9781402778919

ISBN-10: 1454915528

ISBN-13: 9781454915522

As a boy in post-War England, mythical Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its videos and song, its tradition of freedom, fed his mind's eye. Then, as a part of the British Invasion, he toured the U.S. with the Kinks in the course of the most tumultuous eras in fresh history—until the Kinks workforce used to be banned from appearing there from 1965-69. Many excursions and journeys later, whereas dwelling in New Orleans, he skilled a transformative occasion: the taking pictures (a results of a botched theft) that almost took his existence. In Americana, Davies attempts to make experience of his lengthy love-hate courting with the rustic that either encouraged and pissed off him. From his quintessentially English point of view as a Kink, Davies—with candor, humor, and wit—takes us on a truly own highway journey via his lifestyles and storied occupation as a rock superstar, and divulges what tune, reputation, and the US particularly suggest to him. essentially the most interesting characters in fresh popular culture make appearances, from the recognized to the probably even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes gamers. The booklet additionally contains a photographic insert with photos from Davies's personal assortment from the band's archive.

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