The Kinks

Kinks is the debut album by English rock band The Kinks, released in 1964. This iconic album perfectly mixes blues rock, rockabilly, and the classic Merseybeat of the 1960s that mixes R&B, skiffle, rock, and the like.

If you’re looking for that British Invasion sound, Kinks is a perfect beginning. The album was recorded in October 1964. The bands cover of ‘Long Tall Sally’ soared the charts and has the distinction of being The Kinks’s first ever single.

The band’s second success from the album is the massively popular and best-selling summertime single, ‘You Really Got Me’. It’s crunchy distorted guitar riffs, chimey solo, pounding uptempo beat and soaring harmonies, defined an entire genre.

This album is the first chapter of one of the most iconic bands in the world and a must have for any fans collection.

Original release date

October 1964


Side 1 

  1. Beautiful Delilah
  2. So Mystifying
  3. Just Can’t Go to Sleep
  4. Long Tall Shorty 
  5. I Took My Baby Home 
  6. I’m a Lover Not a Fighter
  7. You Really Got Me

Side 2

  1. Cadillac
  2. Bald Headed Woman
  3. Revenge
  4. Too Much Monkey Business
  5. I’ve Been Driving On Bald Mountai
  6. Stop Your Sobbing
  7. Got Love if You Want It

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