The Kinks: Ray & Dave Davies Talk New Album 2018-2019



According to Dave Davies, he and his brother, Ray Davies, both founding members of The Kinks, have spoken about the possibility of working on a new album.  Dave says the two have been talking about it for some time now.

Dave Davies: “Me and Ray (Davies) have spoken about the possibility of us working on a new album. Ray has a few songs he wants to finish. I have 3 or 4 songs I’ve written with Ray. We’ve been talking about it for some time now. We haven’t discussed shows or anything else at the moment.”

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DID YOU KNOW?
Dave Davies was solely responsible for the signature distorted power chord sound on the Kinks’ first hit, “You Really Got Me.” He achieved the sound by using a razor blade to slit the speaker cone on his Elpico amplifier, which he then ran through a larger Vox as a pre-amp. This sound was one of the first mainstream appearances of guitar distortion, which was to have a major influence on entire music genres.

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