Although the rumor mills seem to spin every few years about a reunion of The Kinks, this year it seems like its actually happening. In a recent Rolling Stone piece Dave Davies reveals he's been working with his brother Ray for a couple of years. Combing through personal archives to fill out special releases like the forthcoming 50th anniversary edition of Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) in the interview he says:
“We keep going backwards and listening to a lot of old stuff. Some of that is very good, and some of it needs a bit of work,” Dave said. He added, “Some we recorded but never used. Others don’t have finished vocals or they need other embellishments.”
The band has also been working on new compositions from Ray. Joining them in the studio have been original Kinks drummer Mick Avory, as well as his replacement Bob Henrit, who was with the group from 1984 until they broke up in 1996. Apparently they just need to secure a Bass player. The Kinks (who officially disbanded in 1996, haven't released a studio album together since 1993's Phobia. Chances for a new, full length studio record are looking better than ever. Is it possible they could even, dare I say, Tour again?
Read more from the interview HERE
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(photo by Steve Hockstein: from Consequence Of Sound