Monday, September 13, 2010

Lola Versus Powerman

Next up from 1970 is the Kinks' Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One.

I thought about doing the Incredible String Band's U, but that would entail actually listening to the damn thing!

Anyway, Lola is mostly known for its title track, which returned the Kinks back to the top of the pop charts after a few year absence. Here they are performing the song on "Top Of The Pops".

I didn't own this album for a long time, and only knew "Lola", "Apeman", and "Get Back In The Line" via the wonderful Kink Kronikles. Someone gave me a copy of the reissued CD a few years ago, and those are still my three favorite songs on Lola, but the album is full of others. It doesn't flow as well as Arthur or Village Green, but it's probably the best Kinks album of the 1970s.

Here's "Apeman" from the same episode of "Top Of The Pops". They should've played "Top Of The Pops" on TOTP!

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