Tag Archive: The Kinks

SONG NOIR – Twenty Tracks For Black Friday

This list is respectfully dedicated to the great rock n’ roller Malcolm Young – and everyone who saw a thunderous set by AC/DC at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in November 1979, from which my eardrums have only just recovered. SKY BLUE AND BLACK – Jackson Browne;…
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MAKE AND MODEL – Twenty Songs About Cars

GOT OUT OF MY CAR – AND INTO THE RECORDING STUDIO………………………   DRIVIN’ – The Kinks; IN MY CAR – Joe Walsh; STUDEBAKER – Warren Zevon; CARS ARE CARS – Paul Simon; TRAFFIC JAM – James Taylor; CAR PHONE –…
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SHOW TIME !! Twenty Great Songs About Touring

  BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD IN SUNSHINE AND IN SNOW…………………….. THE LOAD-OUT – Jackson Browne; HOLIDAY INN – Elton John; TRAVELLIN’ BAND – Creedence Clearwater Revival; TIME OUT – Joe Walsh; IF MY FRIENDS COULD SEE ME KNOW – The…
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PRECIOUS MOMENTS – Twenty Songs That Watch The Clock

I LOOKED AT MY WATCH AND IT SAID – ROCK N’ ROLL TIME (Roger McGuinn). MINUTE BY MINUTE – The Doobie Brothers; SIX O’CLOCK – Ringo Starr; FIVE MINUTES – Gretchen Peters/FIVE MINUTES – The Stranglers (Different Songs); NINE TO…
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THE WAY BY NUMBERS – 0-20 In Twenty Songs

FROM NOTHING TO TWENTY – HERE’S PLENTY……………………   0. LOVE MINUS ZERO/NO LIMIT – Bob Dylan ONE OF THESE NIGHTS – Eagles; TWO OF ME, TWO OF YOU – Jackson Browne; THREE TIME LOSER – Rod Stewart; 4+20 – Crosby,…
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ANYONE THIRSTY? – Twenty Songs About Drinking

PUT AWAY YOUR MONEY – THESE CHAPS ARE BUYING A ROUND…………………… HOWEVER MUCH I BOOZE – The Who; ALCOHOL – The Kinks; TEQUILLA SUNRISE – Eagles; ONE MORE BOTTLE OF WINE – Alan Hull; WHISKEY IN THE JAR – Thin Lizzy;…
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AMERICAN BEAUTY: Ten Great Songs About America – Not Written By Americans

None of these artists were born between the coast of California and the shores of the Delaware Bay – but at some point all were glad to be Living in the USA.  NEIL YOUNG: Out On The Weekend (From the 1972 album…
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HEY HO! LET’S KNOW! – WHY IS EVERY OTHER TEENAGER I SEE WEARING A RAMONES TEE-SHIRT?

My Mum often uses the phrase ‘there’s nothing new under the sun.’ Living as I do on the Costa Blanca it is an expression that regularly enters my head these days – particularly when I see teenagers of all nationalities wearing Ramones tee-shirts….
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THE TRAIN NOW DEPARTING – Twenty Songs About Trains.

Welcome aboard the rock n’ roll express – we shall be calling in Georgia, Kansas, Clarksville, Marrakesh and will be the last train to London. TRAIN IN VAIN – The Clash; TWO TRAINS – Little Feat; AT THE STATION –…
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YOU NAME BOPPER – 20 Songs In Which The Artist Name Checks Another

Note: With mention of Solomon Burke, James Brown, Gene Chandler, Doctor John, Vince Taylor, Chet Baker, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters and all his literacy references SAMTIMONIOUS.com acknowledges Van Morrison may have already cornered this market. ‘Maybe The Beach Boys…
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