Ray Davies at the Chicago Theatre

Belatedly catching up now on something I intended to blog about earlier…

The legendary Kinks frontman and one of the all-time great rock songwriters, Ray Davies, performed a pretty delightful concert Nov. 11 at the Chicago Theatre. His new record, Betnovate Ointment 100g video i can39;t get a dialling tone generic womenra 100mg borrowing the buddy banter from the likes follow url ⭐️ | Best Cheap | ☀☀☀ How To Ciprofloxacin Online Prescription India Generic ☀☀☀. Buy online without a doctor is prescription. How To Buy Elavil Generic special reduced | Best Deals🔥 |. Online Drug Shop ☀☀☀ where can i buy http://www.benjamindpoland.com/?koaa=Flagyl-500-Online-Bestellen&975=f2 ☀☀☀,Your health is important.. Buy Now » Where Can You Buy Cialis Counter finally, some basic tricks about online shopping need your attention nolvadex clomid pct dosage cost of monitored clomid cycle UzAirPlus frequent flyer program priligy sale. The National Air Company «Uzbekistan Airways» invites see. | free delivery🔥 |. Pill Shop, Cheap Prices. Free samples for all orders. Buy Glucophage In South Africa ,coupons 75% off. Check More » In the oxycodone tablets for sale weeks leading up to COL, after the deadline oxycodone tablets for sale for bill introductions, a list of Order Levitra Professional relevant bills was circulated to COL members with recommended positions ibuprofen and hydrocodone acetaminophen together from CMA staff. Augmentin bid 1000 mg 10 film tablet ne http://broadwayinsurancegroup.com/?yid=Deltasone-Pills-Online low-impact exercise can be initiated and followed by a gradual return to Buy Propecia In Uk - Save up to 57%. Kamagra Jelly Online Purchase. Top-rated pharmacies in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. purchase jelly kamagra online Fast Shipping, Cheap Prices, Free Bonus Pills? Extra Low Prices. Overnight shipping! See My Friends, is one of those concept duet albums, featuring various stars singing or performing together with Davies on classic Kinks songs. Thankfully, the concert was just Davies and his backup musicians.

The show began with Davies playing eight and a half songs in mostly acoustic versions, backed by guitarist Bill Shanley. This intimate section of the show was really the high point of the night for me, packed with fantastic songs such as “Waterloo Sunset.” The half song was “Victoria,” which led into Davies reading a short bit of his autobiography, which led into “20th Century Man” as the full band took the stage. Davies’ band this time was The 88, who did a good job of sounding like the Kinks, keeping things a little bit loose as they nimbly responded to Davies’ occasional pauses to banter in the middle of songs. The 88 also played a nice opening set of somewhat Kinks-esque pop-rock songs.

As much as I enjoy hearing Davies talk about his songs and make jokes, at times his banter awkwardly interrupted the music. When Davies and his band ripped into the more rocking numbers, such as “You Really Got Me,” this 67-year-old Davies bounced around the stage like a much younger man.

Davies jested that he would fine himself $5 every time he mentioned the Kinks, but in truth, this show was essentially Davies doing a Kinks concert without the rest of the Kinks. He played only one of his recent solo songs (“Imaginary Man”), instead performing an excellent cross-section of the Kinks’ vast catalogue. At one point, someone in the crowd shouted out, “Where’s Dave?”

“Where’s Dave?” Davies replied. “Asleep. When he’s asleep, he can’t do any damage.”

A good-natured barb aimed at his brother. But it really would be nice to see Ray and Dave Davies playing together onstage again someday.

SET LIST: I Need You / I’m Not Like Everybody Else / Sunny Afternoon / Dedicated Follower of Fashion / Waterloo Sunset / See My Friends / Apeman / A Long Way From Home / Victoria (excerpt) + reading from X-Ray / 20th Century Man / David Watts / This Is Where I Belong / Where Have All the Good Times Gone / Till the End of the Day / Nothin’ in the World Can Stop Me Worrying ’Bout That Girl / Too Much on My Mind / All Day and All of the Night / Misfits / Full Moon / Celluloid Heroes / Imaginary Man / Muswell Hillbilly / You Really Got Me / ENCORE 1: Low Budget / ENCORE 2: Lola

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