Pete Townshend said he never understood why the Big 3 bands of British rock were always listed as the Beatles, Stones, and Who. He said he always thought they were the Beatles, Stones, and Kinks. He admitted that the early Who used to blatantly rip off the early Kinks. And it's common knowledge that the opening riff of 1964's "You Really Got Me" created the template for heavy metal, which emerged about 4 - 6 years later with Blue Cheer (1968), Led Zeppelin (1969), and Black Sabbath (1970). Anyway, after ripping themselves off with their next single, 1965's "All Day & All the Night," Ray Davies evolved into a songwriter of greater depth with "A Well Respected Man," "Sunny Afternoon," "Waterloo Sunset," "Days," and "Victoria." They're all here, as well as the "Lola"/"Apeman" period tracks. A good album with most (but not all) of the best tracks from the unappreciated Kinks. Get it.