David Bowie Writes of His Love For the Kinks in New Retrospective Liner Notes

David Bowie loves the Kinks, saying "I've never heard a Kinks song I didn't like."

Those words are part of the liner notes that Bowie has penned for the new retrospective, The Essential Kinks, out October 14 on Legacy Recordings.

Bowie has recorded two Kinks during his long career, Where Have All the Good Times Gone, from the album Pin Ups (1973) and Waterloo Sunset from Reality (2003). In a further excerpt from the new liner notes, he states:
Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time. They are in the gut of every British song-writer who followed them and are indisputably a cornerstone of everything pop and rock. I love ’em. The world loves 'em.
The track list for The Essential Kinks:

Disk 1
  • You Really Got Me (from You Really Got Me, 1964)
  • Stop Your Sobbing (from You Really Got Me, 1964)
  • All Day And All Of The Night (from Kinks-Size, 1965)
  • Tired Of Waiting For You (from Kinks-Size, 1965)
  • Nothin’ In This World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ’Bout That Girl (from Kinda Kinks, 1965)
  • Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy (from Kinda Kinks, 1965)
  • A Well Respected Man (from Kinkdom, 1965)
  • Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (single, 1966)
  • Who’ll Be The Next In Line (from Kinkdom, 1965)
  • Set Me Free (single, 1965)
  • See My Friends (from Kinkdom, 1965)
  • Sunny Afternoon (from Face to Face, 1966)
  • Dead End Street (single, 1966)
  • Death Of A Clown (from Something Else, 1967)
  • Autumn Almanac (single, 1967)
  • David Watts (from Something Else, 1967)
  • Waterloo Sunset (from Something Else, 1967)
  • Days (from the Europe and New Zealand editions of The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, 1968)
  • The Village Green Preservation Society (from The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, 1968)
  • Do You Remember Walter? (from The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, 1968)
  • Picture Book (from The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, 1968)
  • Victoria (from Victoria (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1969)
  • Apeman (from Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, 1970)
  • Strangers (from Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, 1970)
  • 20th Century Man (from Muswell Hillbillies, 1971)
  • Supersonic Rocket Ship (from Everybody's in Show-Biz, 1972)
  • Celluloid Heroes (U.S. single version) (from Everybody's in Show-Biz, 1972)
Disc 2
  • Here Comes Yet Another Day (from Everybody's in Show-Biz, 1972)
  • You Don’t Know My Name (from Everybody's in Show-Biz, 1972)
  • Till The End Of The Day (live 1972)
  • One Of The Survivors (from Preservation: Act 1, 1973)
  • Sweet Lady Genevieve (from Preservation: Act 1, 1973)
  • Everybody’s A Star (Starmaker) (from Soap Opera, 1975)
  • Life On The Road (from Sleepwalker, 1977)
  • Sleepwalker (from Sleepwalker, 1977)
  • Life Goes On (from Sleepwalker, 1977)
  • A Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy (single version) (from Misfits, 1978)
  • Father Christmas (single, 1977)
  • (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (from Low Budget, 1979)
  • Lola (live 1979) (from One For the Road, 1980)
  • Where Have All The Good Times Gone (live 1979) (from One For the Road, 1980)
  • Better Things (single version) (from Give the People What They Want, 1981)
  • Destroyer (from Give the People What They Want, 1981)
  • Come Dancing (from State of Confusion, 1983)
  • Don’t Forget To Dance (from State of Confusion, 1983)
  • Do It Again (from Word of Mouth, 1984)
  • Living On A Thin Line (from Word of Mouth, 1984)
  • Scattered (from Phobia, 1993)


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