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Dave Davies

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Ray Davies's American Journey Had Its Share of Kinks

    Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road -- The Story By Ray Davies Sterling Publishing, 320 pp., $24.95 While the sounds coming from the British Invasion bands were mostly distinct -- the Beatles didn't sound like the Yardbirds who didn't sound like Herman's Hermits who didn't sound like the Zombi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Flying High Again: Five-ish Guys That Made the Flying V Famous

    There are few instruments more distinctive than the Flying V. It's odd that a guitar this funky looking has been commonly used by a wide range of guitar players from country and blues to rock, but it has. Over the years, particularly in the '80s when "the weirder the shape the better" and "splotched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Rock & Roll's Top 10 Brawlin' Brothers

    Note: Not real brothers. We just liked the picture.​Brothers share a link that is unique and special. Same DNA, same familial backgrounds, quirks, talents, and sometimes musical taste. They can also argue, get physical, try to overpower one another, and hold grudges over years that are hard to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Rocks Off's 10 Favorite Family Bands

    ​Tonight Kings of Leon plays their fourth Houston date in three years at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The band of three Followill brothers and one cousin can't stay away from us, or touring, or recording. This date precedes the upcoming release of the band's new album, Come Around Sund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Kinks DVD Shorts UK Celluloid Heroes

    ​The story of this most quintessentially English (and sadly underrated) of the British Invasion bands makes for a fascinating tale: The music, the stylistic changes, the concept albums, and the battling Davies brothers. Unfortunately, that DVD tale remains to be told. For while this rock doc techn ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Christmas Musical Wishlists, Part 2 - LPs Nobody Can Buy

    ​When He Said was four years old, all he wanted for Christmas was big brown tape recorder that Play Skool put out so he could record his own imaginary radio shows and crazed ramblings about He-Man. Santa Claus brought it that year, and He Said wore that thing out over the next few months. For Chri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    "MMMBro": Hanson And Other Rock And Roll Bands Of Brothers

    Back in the summer of1997, one couldn't walk out of their house without hearing someone humming, blaring, or damning to Hell that juicy nugget of pop rock that was Hanson's "MMMBop". Depending on your age and gender, you either understood the hooky genius of the song or you were just in love with t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Spunk Rock

    The Muffs' Kim Shattuck can't understand why everyone else doesn't write like her

  • Music

    November 28, 1996

    Messing Up in Public

    Ray Davies gets the kinks (if not the Kinks) out of his career

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