Kinks is the self-titled debut album by English rock band The Kinks, released in 1964. It was released with three tracks omitted as You Really Got Me in the United States. The album was re-released in 1998 in the UK on Castle Records with twelve bonus tracks. This reissue was itself reissued in 2004 on the Sanctuary label.
The Great Lost Kinks Album. Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of 1977-1986. The Kinks Are Well Respected Men. 1988. BBC Sessions: 1964-1977.
The Kinks are one of the most important bands from the "British Invasion" in the sixties. The band, based in Muswell Hill in London, consisted of the brothers Davies, (Ray and Dave), Mick Avory and Pete Quaife. During their existence they have played different styles of rock ('n' roll) music.
Classics: The Best of The Kinks. Percy, The Album That Never Was. 1997.
It was released with three tracks omitted as You Really Got Me in the US. This reissue was itself reissued in 2004 on the Sanctuary label
Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. An early highlight of the British Invasion that artfully chronicled British life past and present, fueled by the songwriting genius of Ray Davies.
In some ways, the story of the Kinks feels familiar: In 1962, four working-class London teenagers besotted with American R&B and country music unite. Their initial creative exertions hold a thrilling mirror back to their inspirations overseas, supercharging the sounds of Little Richard, Hank Williams, and the Ventures with the riveted anxiety of a post-war youth culture on the brink of full-blown combustion