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[PDF] ✐ Americana ⚦ Ray Davies – Loveonline.pro As a boy in post War England legendary Kinks' singersongwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its movies and music its culture of freedom fed his imagination Then as part of the British InvasiAs a boy in post War England legendary Kinks' singersongwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its movies and music its culture of freedom fed his imagination Then as part of the British Invasion he toured the US with the Kinks during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent history—until the Kinks group was banned from performing there from 1965 69 Many tours and trips la.

Ter while living in New Orleans he experienced a transformative event the shooting a result of a botched robbery that nearly took his life In Americana Davies tries to make sense of his long love hate relationship with the country that both inspired and frustrated him From his uintessentially English perspective as a Kink Davies—with candor humor and wit—takes us on a very perso.

americana pdf Americana MOBITer while living in New Orleans he experienced a transformative event the shooting a result of a botched robbery that nearly took his life In Americana Davies tries to make sense of his long love hate relationship with the country that both inspired and frustrated him From his uintessentially English perspective as a Kink Davies—with candor humor and wit—takes us on a very perso.

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  1. Tosh Tosh says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBIRay Davies’ memoir regarding his affair with America and its culture is great on so many levels The book works on different platforms The major theme of this memoir is regarding his life or thoughts on America which makes it sort of a perfect travel journal When I hear the two words together Ray and Davies I think of England and Noel Coward I think Davies overall sees himself as rocker but the fact he's probably one of the great songwriters that came out of the 20th Century So yeah of course he rocks but he is one of the great portrait painters of song His Waterloo Sunset Lola and others are classic samples of setting character with a melody On top of that he is one of the great entertainers in the tradition of British music hall of the 19th and 20th Century The beauty of this book is the character Ray Davies who is not only super British but a very trouble


  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBII'm a big Kinks fan even up through the Arista years the MCA and Sony years are best forgotten Ray Davies has written some of the most empathetic and beautiful songs in the rock canon His first book X Ray detailed the origins of the band through Village Green Preservation Society with a good deal of poignancy Unfortunately this volume which covers 1968 through the present is ill formed and lacking in insight Half of the book is about Ray's time in New Orleans and his recovery from a shooting there but he doesn't have anything particularly interesting to say about the city or his own state of mind confused directionless The other half covers his recording career and touring in America but there's only minimal information on the writing and recording of songs in this 40 year period Ray's bandmates some of whom like Mick Avory he played with for twe


  3. Nancy Nancy says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBII love Ray than Elvis Costello the Stones or anyone else Still I can't say this is a great book on par with X Ray He really seemed to be holding back still unwilling to share himself That's ok I guess He's given enough over the years through his songs


  4. MisterLiberry Head MisterLiberry Head says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBII had a good friend in England sadly deceased now who considered the Kinks one of the most “brilliant” rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time right up there with the Beatles and Pink Floyd I’m a longtime fan of the Kinks too but I also rank them as one of the great “feuding brothers” bands like Creedence Clearwater and the Everly Brothers and Oasis The Davies brothers Ray and Dave who formed the working class band


  5. Tom Warner Tom Warner says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBIAs a lifelong Kinks fan but one who likes real bios and not dramatic fictional bios like X Ray I was looking forward to this but it's really not all that Ray Davies may be a genius but he's a very guarded non intimate one and that comes through in his writing You get the feeling that his work ethic is unrivaled he lives to write songs but at the cost of ever having a truly meaningful relationship with anyone be it family brother Dave or the various women muses over the course of his life I would however recommend reading this book in conjunction with listening to Ray's most recent solo effort WORKING MAN'S CAFE because a lot of the songs trefere


  6. Katie Ward Katie Ward says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBIDuring his book talk at Norwich Playhouse on Saturday 10 May 2014 Ray Davies says ‘I didn’t use a ghostwriter I could have done’ This isn’t news to me because I’ve read it and there’s no doubt in my mind he weighed and wrote every wordThere is nothing inherently wrong with rock stars using ghosts for their memoirs These books composed from hours of recorded interviews are filled with pleasing anecdotes captured in the speaking voice of the ‘author’ and are often eminently readable Keith Richards virtually shared credit with his ghost James Fox The problem with the ghost written conceit is that when an artist comes alo


  7. Daniel Daniel says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBIRay is a musical genius and a pretty good book writer to boot


  8. Tanya Taylor Tanya Taylor says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBIThe highlights for me were Davies' reflection on touring writing recording and navigating the industry in the 1970's His depiction of the medical care he received after being shot in the leg was also engaging The story gets a bit choppy at times He hops from deep reflection about what was happening with the band in the 70's and early 80's ahead to the period around the shooting and it can be jarring when you are highly interested in one or the other of the time periods For those who love the Kinks but don't already know a lot about the band's career after Muswell Hillbillies this is a great read


  9. Bill Bill says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBIA nice biographical journey through America over three decades Davies comes across as a very normal person who has discovered himself living a rock star's life His sensibilities and observations tend to lean conservative whether or not he is overtly aware of this and as such provide a uniue lens through hitch to view the decades of the 60s 70s and beyond It's hardly great literature but it is good stuff Highly recommended


  10. Mike Balsom Mike Balsom says:

    PDF/EPUB Ray Davies Ô Ô Americana Kindle Ë americana pdf, Americana MOBIIt took me a while to truly understand what this book was Ray Davies and the Kinks through their string of albums such as Muswell Hillbillies and the Village Green Preservation Society were always the most British of all the classic rock bands who came to prominence in the 60s and 70s So why was his autobiography called Americana? The answer to that uestion is that this is not his autobiography but instead his love letter to the USA or rather his coming to grips with a tenuous relationship that he has had with the cou


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