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State of Confusion Hybrid SACD


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 21 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD
  • Label: KOCH Records
  • ASIN: B0002PUH9W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,569 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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By A Customer on May 8 2003
Format: Audio CD
.....and I still love the band and the album 20 years later. Life is a B Rated Movie is one of the greatest rock songs of all time, and as someone else so astutely stated in their review, worth the price of the album by itself. Ray Davies' dry wit will never get old for me.
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Format: Audio CD
The Kings brand of rock has always been a simple a formula. A few guitar chords and a driving beat behind some of the best working class lyrics in popular music. I remember when this came out and having seen them on the tour. They blew me away and for years were the best live act I'd seen.
The album is worth the price for the song Cliches of the World(B Movie), a dreary tale of the mundane life we sometimes lead.
It does sound a bit dated, but was not like a lot of the music
that came out of the '80s.
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State of Confusion may have been a sorry attempt to generate happiness out of sorrow, but the music and lyric content on this record are quite remarkable givin the conditions under which they were constructed. Being an 80's child I am familiar with "Come Dancing" however I assumed it was a younger and one hit wonder type band. As I got older I was shocked to discover that it was in fact that Kinks. I feel that is what people are missing when they look at this record. It is extremely difficult to write pop music for the masses. S.O.C. held all the freshness of the old Kinks but with a new approach to writing songs. The only song you can really tell that the kinks weren't working together is State of Confusion. Infact I bought this album primaryly for that song. It seems to be a perfect early punk song, yet it represents the status of the group at that point.
It certainly cannot be argued that S.O.C. moves around quite a bit. That being the only drawback to this album, it moves from rockers to crying-in-your-beer songs. I feel the tracks that stand out on here are State of Confusion, Definate Maybe, Come Dancing, Property, Noise, Young Conservatives, Once a Thief, Long Distance, Don't Forget to Dance and Heart of Gold.
To compare this album to past works is really unfair. The Kinks have always been about progression in music, period. I think this album sees them moving. Sadly they really wouldn't progress beyong this, we just have Word of Mouth after this album. State of Confusion is for the hardcore Kinks fan and for the beginner. Buy it this album is gold!
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By A Customer on Sept. 21 2001
Format: Audio CD
Well, I will have to apologize for the low rating of this album, I'll explain why: I was a kid (around 10 years old) when my dad bought the cassette of this when new in '83, and I really didn't like it all that well. Certainly I know very well how important the Kinks were in the 1960s during the British Invasion, but with this 1983 release, all the band was doing was creating music that either pretends to rock ("Young Conservatives", title track, "Definate Maybe"), or sappy ballads (like "Heart of Gold", "Don't Forget to Dance", and the hit "Come Dancing"). It's obvious with those "rockers" they attempted to create something that would fill the arenas, while the ballads often reflected Ray Davies feelings of lost nostalgia or in the case of "Heart of Gold" his failed relationship of Pretender Chrissie Hynde. "Young Conservatives" has lyrics that are as relevant today as back in '83, lambasting the college/university students for wanting to be yuppies (which reflected the Thatcher/Reagan-era of the time), as opposed to the the college/university scene back in the 1960s when students cared about the social ills at the time rather than just getting a job to get rich quick. But my biggest problem with the music is it's not too challenging to listen to. It sounds like any faceless music being played at parties in the 1980s. But the lyrics were the most interesting part of the album, and that's something people in their garage is probably not likely to do. I guess if I wasn't a kid in 1983 having to put up with really bad music, I'd probably give State of Confusion a better rating, but as things go, if you're a Kinks fan, then this album is probably for you.
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By A Customer on April 14 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a great, under-rated album. The last appearance of Mick Avory, it represents the Kinks last great recording, and contains two of its most endearing songs, Come Dancing and Don't Forget to Dance. (Wish someone would show those great videos again.) Heart of Gold is classic, as are Bernadette and Property. And, Ray D. certainly (and sadly) hit the nail on the head with Young Conservatives. The exhaustive liner notes do a wonderful job deconstructing this CD and documenting the turmoil the recording sessions represented. The addition of a lyric sheet -- missing from the original LP issue -- is a welcome addition. Highly recommended.
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'State of Confusion' was the best of the Kink's 80's releases. 'State of Confusion' and the following Kink's album 'Word of Mouth' contained some of the best material the Kinks ever wrote. 'Come Dancing' and 'Don't Forget to Dance' are some of the most uplifting pop songs ever written. Although the Kink's releases of the 80's don't rise to the level of their best work ('Face to Face, 'Muswell Hillbillies' and 'Lola versus Powerman & the Moneygoround'), they do include some of their best songs. 'State of Confusion' is one of the Kinks albums I play frequently and the remastering and bonus track only make this CD a great buy for any Kink's fan.
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