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Low Budget [Hybrid SACD]

the Kinks Audio CD
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1. Attitude
2. Catch Me Now I'm Falling
3. Pressure
4. National Health
5. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
6. Low Budget
7. In A Space
8. Little Bit Of Emotion
9. A Gallon Of Gas
10. Misery
11. Moving PicturesBONUS TRACKS
12. A Gallon Of Gas (U.S. Single Extended Edit)
13. Catch Me Now I'm Falling (Original Extended Edit)
14. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (Disco Mix Extended Edit

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kink CD Sept. 12 2013
By JC
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Every song is great on this CD, bought 2 copies, gave one to my musician nephew to give him insight into great bands of the past. Saw Ray Davies solo last year and he played 2 songs from this CD considering his library of material to choose from I was happy. If you are a Kinks fan and have never heard this CD you'll love it, if you don't know much Kinks material this is a great start, buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their Best Work Jan. 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
It's startling that anyone can not find this album to be a Kinks classic. Along with the following album, "Give the People What they Want," this is the Kinks best work. Songls like "Wish I could fly like superman," "Low Budget," and "Catch Me Now I'm Falling," "A Gallon of Gas," and "Attitude" make this an enjoyable listen from start to finish. The late 70s through the mid-80s represent their most productive period. Their work during this time is infinitely better than any albums they put out during the 60s and early 70. Their earkt albums featured the big hits, such as "You Really Got Me" and "Sunny Afternoon," but little else. "Low Budget" represents a period when the albums were strong all around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Klassic Kinks! Jan. 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Kinks were enjoying a second wind once signing with Arista in the mid-1970s after some spotty recordings earlier in the decade. "Sleepwalker" (1977) and "Misfits" (1978) showed the band getting tighter and stronger and the material Ray Davies was writing was approaching some of his best, but nothing could prepare fans for "Low Budget". True to the title the Kinks were at their most stripped down, spontaneous and playful in years. With punk on the ascent Ray Davies figured if you can't join 'em, beat 'em and delivered some of his brashest songs in years. Ostensibly an album about the USA it's Ray at his observational best with songs focusing on relations both personal and global.
The opening blast of "Attitude" really sets the stage as Dave cranks up his guitar and Ray lets rip with a stinging critique on a deserving fool with the wrong mindset. By the end things settle down and Ray is encouraging us all to "take off your headphones, see what's going on." "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" is a poignant plea from Captain America down on his knees that sadly is as poignant today as it was then. "Pressure" and "National Health" turns the perspective inwards towards dealing with pressure and exercise albeit with great chugging guitar and a can't-help-but-sing-along chorus on "Pressure" and an oddly loopy but catchy beat on "National Health". Next up is "Superman" which literally seems to divide Kinks fans into two camps; love it or see it as the Disco Sellout. Personally I love it and it's the song that hooked me into buying the LP back then and I love the hilarious lyric "I'd like to fly but I can't even swim". As far as rock-meets-disco it's certainly not "Miss You" by the Stones but I've certainly heard worse!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Klassic Kinks Jan. 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Kinks were enjoying a second wind once signing with Arista in the mid-1970s after some spotty recordings earlier in the decade. "Sleepwalker" (1977) and "Misfits" (1978) showed the band getting tighter and stronger and the material Ray Davies was writing was approaching some of his best, but nothing could prepare fans for "Low Budget". True to the title the Kinks were at their most stripped down, spontaneous and playful in years. With punk on the ascent Ray Davies figured if you can't join 'em, beat 'em and delivered some of his brashest songs in years. Ostensibly an album about the USA it's Ray at his observational best with songs focusing on relations both personal and global.
The opening blast of "Attitude" really sets the stage as Dave cranks up his guitar and Ray lets rip with a stinging critique on a deserving fool with the wrong mindset. By the end things settle down and Ray is encouraging us all to "take off your headphones, see what's going on." "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" is a poignant plea from Captain America down on his knees that sadly is as poignant today as it was then. "Pressure" and "National Health" turns the perspective inwards towards dealing with pressure and exercise albeit with great chugging guitar and a can't-help-but-sing-along chorus on "Pressure" and an oddly loopy but catchy beat on "National Health". Next up is "Superman" which literally seems to divide Kinks fans into two camps; love it or see it as the Disco Sellout. Personally I love it and it's the song that hooked me into buying the LP back then and I love the hilarious lyric "I'd like to fly but I can't even swim". As far as rock-meets-disco it's certainly not "Miss You" by the Stones but I've certainly heard worse!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Klassic Kinks! Jan. 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Kinks were enjoying a second wind once signing with Arista in the mid-1970s after some spotty recordings earlier in the decade. "Sleepwalker" (1977) and "Misfits" (1978) showed the band getting tighter and stronger and the material Ray Davies was writing was approaching some of his best, but nothing could prepare fans for "Low Budget". True to the title the Kinks were at their most stripped down, spontaneous and playful in years. With punk on the ascent Ray Davies figured if you can't join 'em, beat 'em and delivered some of his brashest songs in years. Ostensibly an album about the USA it's Ray at his observational best with songs focusing on relations both personal and global.
The opening blast of "Attitude" really sets the stage as Dave cranks up his guitar and Ray lets rip with a stinging critique on a deserving fool with the wrong mindset. By the end things settle down and Ray is encouraging us all to "take off your headphones, see what's going on." "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" is a poignant plea from Captain America down on his knees that sadly is as poignant today as it was then. "Pressure" and "National Health" turns the perspective inwards towards dealing with pressure and exercise albeit with great chugging guitar and a can't-help-but-sing-along chorus on "Pressure" and an oddly loopy but catchy beat on "National Health". Next up is "Superman" which literally seems to divide Kinks fans into two camps; love it or see it as the Disco Sellout. Personally I love it and it's the song that hooked me into buying the LP back then and I love the hilarious lyric "I'd like to fly but I can't even swim". As far as rock-meets-disco it's certainly not "Miss You" by the Stones but I've certainly heard worse!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Low Mott
In 1979 The Kinks came back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . again.
After finding success in 1964 with their chart topping Hit Single 'You Really Got Me', which gave them... Read more
Published on Oct. 24 2003 by Kim Fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds High Budget Now!
MoFi is BACK! Hallelujah :) Low Budget is my fave Kinks album & somehow I feel like I've just really heard it for the first time. Read more
Published on July 2 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds way better than the aluminum version!
I compared this to the recently remastered regular CD and the CD layer had so much more detail on it! It was almost like they worked off better tapes or something. Read more
Published on June 21 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars What did you say???
Nobody likes the song "Superman"?? COME ON!! What the F??? Its such a great song! To refer to it as Disco is a bit off the mark, as its more of a sardonic stab at... Read more
Published on June 5 2003 by "dreamtripper"
1.0 out of 5 stars The end of an era
I loved the Kinks throughout the 60s and most of the 70s. Then came this stinker of an album, and the Kinks were over for me. Read more
Published on May 22 2003 by J. Berger
5.0 out of 5 stars Pioneers of heavy metal
The Kinks were one of the first heavy metal groups. Like The Who, The Kinks found themselves to be pushed out of the way in hard rock when the 70's rolled around. Read more
Published on Aug. 18 2002 by Undertaker
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the Kinks (therefore it's good)
Okay, this album may not have the depth of "Arthur" or "Village Green," but Ray's songs are still energetic and catchy... You can't go wrong with the Kinks.
Published on April 23 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars the kink's and punk rock. a marraige made in heaven!
this album was just what the doctor ordered back in 1979. i was REALLY starting to hate all the disco music that was being played at the time. Read more
Published on April 6 2002 by Paul Tringale
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