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 - All Day And All Of The Night - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $25.02, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2021 11:44)on June 22, 2021 at 8:13 pm
THE KINKS All Day And All Of The Night (1964 UK 7" single with intact four prong centre, also including I Gotta Move, Pye logo die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl on this copy remains in excellent condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for over fifty five years 7N.15714)
- The Kinks - Kinda Kinks - 1st - US - vinyl LP - £150.00, $208.50, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2021 14:56)on June 22, 2021 at 8:13 pm
THE KINKS Kinda Kinks (Original 1965 US 11-track MONO vinyl LP on the three-colour Reprise 'steamboat' label, housed in a pasted picture sleeve with a record company advertising paper inner. The sleeve has a small deletion hole rivit and a few pin holes next to it, and displays some minor general wear with some scuff marks across the front. The labels are clean with very light signs of spindle marks around the hole either side, whilst the vinyl has just a couple of very light cosmetic marks, an Excellent example of this over fifty five year old pressing R-6173)
- The Kinks - Pye Big Deal EP - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $13.90, €11.70 (Back In Stock) (arrived 05-May-2021 08:11)on June 22, 2021 at 8:13 pm
THE KINKS Pye Big Deal EP (1976 UK 4-track 12" EP, including Lola, Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset & Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, die-cut series company sleeve. The flimsy sleeve shows a little ring wear & the vinyl is Excellent with littlesign of play BD105)
- The Kinks - Kinks - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $132.05, €111.15 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 10:40)on June 22, 2021 at 8:13 pm
THE KINKS Kinks (Rare 1964 UK 14-track MONO LP including You Really Got Me and Stop Your Sobbing, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve is graded as VG with wear to the opening edge, light laminate creasing and a little discolouration to the reverse, but with secure flipbacks. The vinyl is graded VG with the spindle marks around the centre and some light hairlines/scuffs on the playing surface. A nice VG copy of this rare Kinks original at a very advantageous price! NPL18096)
- The Kinks - Tired Of Waiting For You - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.68, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 12:10)on June 22, 2021 at 8:13 pm
THE KINKS Tired Of Waiting For You (1965 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Come On Now, record company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a couple of light surface scuffs to show for over fifty years 7N.15759)