In a video interview with Channel 4 at the time Ray said: “The trouble is, the two remaining members, my brother Dave and Mick never really got along very well. But I made that work in the studio – it fired me up to make them play harder and with fire.
“So if I can recapture those moments… I’ve got some great Kinks tunes in my head.”
And in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Dave has given further insight into what the pair have been up to recently.
He says: “The songs are really just in demo form now – but good demos. Ray is still dissecting various other material we might use. The intention is to get the work out, but it’s not a done deal.”
They’ve also been working on the 50th anniversary edition of their Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) album which is pencilled in for an October release.
Dave says: “That’s virtually done. It’s a really interesting package that’s going to have other songs from that time period like my solo track Hold My Hand.”
In bringing the package together, Dave reports they’ve stumbled across many other songs in their archive which have never been released but admits that some of it “needs a bit of work.”
Rolling Stone say that Ray has been adding touches to some of those older tracks while also working on new material, while Avory drums on a selection of songs, with the trio joined in the studio by bassist Bob Henrit.
As for a possible tour, Dave says: “It’s not out of the question. But at this stage, it’s far too early to say. It would be fun though, wouldn’t it?”
Speculation about a possible Kinks reunion was thought more likely in recent years after Ray made a guest appearance at Dave’s solo show in December 2015, performing the classic track You Really Got Me.
The pair had previously ended their two-decade feud by meeting and playing music together in 2014, which came after the death of original bassist Pete Quaife in 2010.
Jim Rodford who played bass with the band until 1996 died at the age of 76 last year.
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- The Kinks - You Really Got Me - UK - CD single - £6.99, $9.65, €8.25 (New Item) (arrived 19-Oct-2021 16:58)on October 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm
THE KINKS You Really Got Me (2004 UK 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 3-track CD single issued to celebrate the original release of one of the most crucial recordings in the history of pop, also includes Misty Water and It's Alright. The disc remains in 'as new' condition within the custom-stickered slimline jewel case with picture sleeve inlay SANXD317)
- The Kinks - Kinda Kinks - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $172.50, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-Aug-2021 13:01)on October 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm
THE KINKS Kinda Kinks (1965 UK 12-track mono vinyl LP on the pink & black Pye label, front laminated flipback picture sleeve with Pye company inner. The sleeve has light discolouration to the reverse and a little laminate creasing to the front with a small split at the bottom open coner. The labels has some spindle marks and the vinyl has some light noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch, leaving it Very Good. Although not mint this is still a very good copy of thisrare first pressing NPL18112)
- The Kinks - Shape Of Things To Come - UK - 10" vinyl - £15.00, $20.70, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 02-Aug-2021 13:46)on October 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm
THE KINKS Shape Of Things To Come (1983 UK limited edition 8-track 10" LP, including the classics You Really Got Me, Lola & Waterloo Sunset, housed in a 10" sized picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light wear whilst the vinyl is in Excellent condition, revealing only minor signs of play DOW4)
- The Kinks - You Really Got Me - UK - 7" picture disc - £20.00, $27.60, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2021 11:07)on October 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm
THE KINKS You Really Got Me (1983 UK limited edition 3-track 7" picture disc single featuring a colour photo of the band on one side with a Kinks mod target logo on the reverse, also including Misty Water and You ReallyGot Me / All Day And All Of The Night medley, clear PVC sleeve KPD1)
- The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - Sealed - UK - vinyl box set - £150.00, $207.00, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Aug-2021 15:35)on October 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm
THE KINKS The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2018 UK 172-track Expanded Box Set for their 1968 album masterpiece spread across THREE Heavyweight Vinyl LPs in deluxe picture sleeves, Three Vinyl 7"s in nice re-production sleeves & Five CDs, including stereo & mono versions (both 2018 remasters) & a 12-track ‘Continental’ (Swedish) version on vinyl as well as singles, b-sides, previously unreleased demos, live tracks, alternate versions & special mixes. Comes complete with a cloth bound 52-page hardback book containing extensive sleeve notes, new band interviews, unseen photos & essays which break down the album's history in great detail. A wealth of extras include bonus posters, 10" x 8" glossy pictures, press photos, promo cards & sheet music… all housed in a textured & gold embossed 12" picture box which remains sealed from new in its original, hype-stickered shrink. A truly deluxe experience which befits the iconic status of The Kinks’ greatest musical achievement)