Dave Davies

Fiat Lux

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2012
Messages
9,175
Reaction score
22,037
I've been going through a phase of listening to all my Kinks albums again lately, and have listened to much of it on headphones.

I've gotta say I'm blown away by Dave's contributions to just about every song.

Dave is an iconic guitar player, but probably not a great guitar player, yet he brings something that is both different yet just about perfect to nearly every Kinks song, both with guitar and backing vocals. He is another one of these guitarists like Keef and Ronnie who never seems to play the same thing, the same way, twice in any song.

In many of the mixes, Dave is mixed far right, almost as if he owns your right ear.

I am feeling much Dave Davies love atm...

DaveDavies1404A.jpg


cheers
 

Fiat Lux

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2012
Messages
9,175
Reaction score
22,037
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK4t4k1ZG2g[/ame]

cheers
 

Pete M

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2007
Messages
6,165
Reaction score
9,393
The guys a legend. I too have recently been listening back to the Kinks. Some really amazing songs. I remember seeing him out and about a few times when I lived around Highgate in London.

I love his guitar work and especially his raucous backing vocals! To me without that Ray's vocals alone are kind of weak. I love the backing and guitar on things like Lola. Also Victoria (assuming Dave played it) I love the flowing guitar lines through the whole song. Gonna learn this one I think.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2GHlcwlT1Y[/ame]
 

DavGrape

If at first you don't succeed; try, try, again.
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2012
Messages
32,318
Reaction score
101,964
Dave's autobiography is one of the best music books I've ever read.
And Dave was well aware of the uniqueness of his guitar flavorings.
And told Ray a lot.
 

lǎo​wài

It's All About the Maos
Joined
May 11, 2012
Messages
6,202
Reaction score
14,190
I had a no pants moment.

I thought this was going to be about the Monkees.
 

Rich

Non sequitur
Joined
Jun 17, 2009
Messages
27,460
Reaction score
74,747
I'm a HUGE fan of Dave Davies. I like The Kinks a lot but I couldn't name all of their songs or anything, however it was their live album "One For the Road" that totally turned me on to Dave's playing and had a BIG influence on me - his playing is sweet, it's rabid, it's beautiful, it's filthy and dirty. Just an awesome from-the-hip player. :)

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2lcsVIYiio[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPESwC-f0-8[/ame]
 

WholeLottaIzzy

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2013
Messages
4,304
Reaction score
8,023
I've been going through a phase of listening to all my Kinks albums again lately, and have listened to much of it on headphones.

I've gotta say I'm blown away by Dave's contributions to just about every song.

Dave is an iconic guitar player, but probably not a great guitar player, yet he brings something that is both different yet just about perfect to nearly every Kinks song, both with guitar and backing vocals. He is another one of these guitarists like Keef and Ronnie who never seems to play the same thing, the same way, twice in any song.

In many of the mixes, Dave is mixed far right, almost as if he owns your right ear.

I am feeling much Dave Davies love atm...

DaveDavies1404A.jpg


cheers
Keef uses the same riff in most Stones songs. His solos are just Chuck Berry solos he recycles. He uses very little for a hell of a lot.
 

markbastable

Strange kind of blues-coloured moon
Joined
Jul 22, 2012
Messages
2,513
Reaction score
4,608
The guys a legend. I too have recently been listening back to the Kinks. Some really amazing songs. I remember seeing him out and about a few times when I lived around Highgate in London.

I love his guitar work and especially his raucous backing vocals! To me without that Ray's vocals alone are kind of weak. I love the backing and guitar on things like Lola. Also Victoria (assuming Dave played it) I love the flowing guitar lines through the whole song. Gonna learn this one I think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2GHlcwlT1Y


So the received wisdom at my school was that the verb in the last line of the last verse is not 'loved', which is what we all assumed it was. And, if you listen to it even at YouTube quality, it's difficult not to line up behind the opinion of the EngLit Class of '75.

How did this get to be on the radio all the time?
 

Nard

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2012
Messages
2,449
Reaction score
3,513
One For The Road is IMO one of the best Live albums I've heard. I got it after watching a live performance of it on TV and being amazed at how much energy the Kinks put into their shows. Dave Davies seems like the forgotten man of rock music. His contribution to both the Kinks and the rock sound itself never seems to get the recognition it deserves.
 

Fiat Lux

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2012
Messages
9,175
Reaction score
22,037
Dave's autobiography is one of the best music books I've ever read.
And Dave was well aware of the uniqueness of his guitar flavorings.
And told Ray a lot.

I didn't know Dave had an autobiog....

Now I gotta get it. Thanks :thumb:

Cheers
 

kevinpaul

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2011
Messages
17,660
Reaction score
27,252
I loved the Kinks for many years, I have a Kinks music fest now and then.
 

MooCheng

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2013
Messages
7,448
Reaction score
12,684
Long time follower Ray
he's a pretty interesting off the wall guy

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQzcmBuvLF0[/ame]
 

Actinic

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
3,379
Reaction score
2,956
Whoops, thought this was a thread about his brother. Both Ray and Dave are great musicians.
 

Pete M

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2007
Messages
6,165
Reaction score
9,393
Pioneer of distorted guitar / fuzz / pedals...

I plugged the Elpico loudspeaker's output leads into the input of the AC 30, in effect using the smaller amp as kind of a pre-amp. It sounded great, but I wasn't satisfied. The crowning glory of my simple yet effective experiment was to slash the speaker cone of the Elpico with a razor blade so that the material, although now shredded, still remained intact with the outer side of
the cone. As it vibrated it produced a distorted and jagged roar. In fact, the original set-up was so crude that the main amp's hum was almost as loud as the sound I had created. A sound was born, but I didn't know it at the time. Immediately I started using my set-up in live shows that I performed with Ray and our band, in the time leading up to the creation of the Kinks. Ironically, it was that sound, which we used on 'You Really Got Me,'

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTTsY-oz6Go[/ame]
 

redcoats1976

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2009
Messages
13,382
Reaction score
13,209
had a kinks fest on my git about an hour ago in the living room.all day/all of the night is a great song to noodle on at home.
 

Frampton129

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2012
Messages
1,472
Reaction score
1,901
A great song and an awesome guitar!

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX0nrTPMckw[/ame]
 

Latest Threads



Top