- Audio CD (Sept. 20 1989)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Mca
- ASIN: B000008HCS
- Other Editions: Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
AGGRAVATION - Ray Davies vents his anger against modern society on this great rocker. This song would have been right at home on the "Low Budget" album.
HOW DO I GET CLOSE? - In this power ballad, Ray laments the loss of deep feelings in a world filled with superficialities.
UK JIVE - The Kinks threw everything into this song, from doo-wop to a passage from the Who's song "My Generation." It's one of the best songs Ray Davies ever wrote and, had it been released years earlier, could easily have been a top ten hit.
NOW AND THEN - Ray's sentimental side was in evidence all the way back to "The Village Green Preservation Society." In this ballad, Ray's longing for Utopia goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden!
WHAT ARE WE DOING? - Ray Davies continues to inquire about the meaning of life, but can't come up with any answers as to why we're here. The song fades out with the melody of the Kinks' song "Destroyer."
ENTERTAINMENT - In this rocker, Ray snarls about modern forms of entertainment, such as sex, violence, murder and rape. It's a theme more fully expressed in Don Henley's song "Dirty Laundry."
WAR IS OVER - This ballad is a tip of the hat to old soldiers who fought for freedom, rather than being the typical rock star's anti-war song.
DOWN ALL THE DAYS (TO 1992) - This rocker has a catchy melody, and it's theme of looking forward to the future doesn't sound dated at all, other than the reference to the year 1992.
LOONY BALLOON - "The air is running out, the computer's gone down.Read more ›