The Kinks: Soap Opera

The Kinks: Soap Opera

Channel 149-27

Episode date - April 27, 2018

How Music Changed
    0:00
    0:00

    After creating and performing the vanity project opus that was “Preservation” for two years, most people had enough.

    There is little doubt that most Kinks fans were hoping that Ray Davies would return to writing hit songs. Instead, he set off in the exact opposite direction. As if “Preservation” wasn’t pompous enough, Davies set out to create an opera that was entirely about him. “Soap Opera” is the ultimate conceit, where Davies envisions himself changing places with an ‘ordinary’ man.

    The concept was outrageously egotistical, but somehow it worked. At the least, this album told a story with more clarity than the “Preservation” series, and although it yielded no hits, the music was more focused and retained the feel of a Kinks record.

    Featured tracks are;

    Everybody’s a Star

    Ordinary People

    Rush Hour Blues

    Nine to Five

    When Work Is Over

    Have Another Drink

    Underneath the Neon Sign

    Holiday Romance

    You Make It All Worthwhile

    Ducks on the Wall

    A Face in the Crowd

    You Can’t Stop the Music

    Related Shows

    The Who

    The Who: Searching for Style

    Channel 150-2

      0:00
      0:00
      The High Numbers aka The Who in 1964

      The Who: Youth, and a Search for Identity

      Channel 150-1

        0:00
        0:00
        Dinah Shore

        Cole Porter: Some of the Best Songs

        Channel 25-10

          0:00
          0:00
          Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby

          Cole Porter: Interpretations on His Classics

          Channel 25-9

            0:00
            0:00
            Ella Fitzgerald sings Cole Porter

            Cole Porter: Lesser Known Songs

            Channel 25-8

              0:00
              0:00
              Frank Sinatra - Night and Day

              Cole Porter: An Incredible Range of Songs

              Channel 25-7

                0:00
                0:00