The Kinks celebrate a mixed up, muddled up, gender-free world with new animated video for Lola


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Recorded on May 9, 1970, at Morgan Studio 1 in Willesden, north-west London, Lola remains one of  The Kinks best-loved and most iconic songs.

The Ray Davies-penned track supposedly tells of a romance between a young man and a transgender person whom he meets in a club in Soho. Considered daring and provocative upon its release in June 1970, the song actually began life as a soothing lullaby for Davies’s daughter Victoria, to amuse her while he was away from home, on tour. According to Davies, it was based on real events, specifically a dance he was asked to share with a beautiful “woman” when The Kinks played an all-nighter at Bridlington’s Spa Royal Hall on May 8, 1965.

“I was asked to dance by somebody who was a fabulous looking woman,” he recalled. I said, ‘No thank you.’ And she went in a cab with my manager straight afterwards. It’s based on personal experience. But not every word.”

The single originally peaked at number 2 in the UK, and number 9 in the US.

This new remaster will emerge on the multi-format, 50th anniversary, Lola Versus Powerman album to be released via BMG, on December 11.

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  • The Kinks - The Kinks Greatest Hits! + Obi - Japanese - CD album - £24.99, $30.99, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 11:47)
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:51 am

    THE KINKS The Kinks Greatest Hits! (2021 Japanese limited edition 20-track CD comprising both the MONO & STEREO versions of the US compilation album originally released in 1966. The disc is brand new UNPLAYED housed in the back-pasted mini-LPcard picture sleeve with the obi-strip and resealable outer sleeve ODR7061)

  • The Kinks - The File Series - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $24.80, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 05-Apr-2022 14:46)
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:51 am

    THE KINKS The File Series (1977 UK 31-track double LP released as part of Pye's 'File' series, with both parts housed in their respective inner sleeves with extensive notes inside a top secret-looking die-cut folder! The packaging shows a few cosmetic marks to the paper and light ringwear to the inners & otherwise remains in Excellent condition whilst both vinyl discs are Near Mint. A great play copy offered at an advantageous price FILD001)

  • The Kinks - Face To Face - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $186.00, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2022 12:16)
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:51 am

    THE KINKS Face To Face (1966 UK 14-track mono LP, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve is easily Excellent with no concerns other than the faintest spot of age wear. The vinyl grades VG/VG+ & is a lovely example with some lighthairlines & the odd faint patch of cosmetic wear not interfering with play. Due to the superior quality of the sixties vinyl pressing, there is no major deterioration in sound quality & this one owner copy plays cleanly without any problems. Recommended NPL18149)

  • The Kinks - Kinks - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $117.80, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2022 12:40)
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:51 am

    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. The vinyl is graded VG with the spindle marks around the centre with the previous owner's name carefully written on the labels 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 - The Kink Kontroversy - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $186.00, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2022 12:43)
    on May 20, 2022 at 1:51 am

    THE KINKS The Kink Kontroversy (1965 first UK issue 12-track mono LP on the deep pink & black Pye label, a classic from the Muswell Hill dandys kicking off with Milk Cow Blues, storming through Where Have All The Good Times Gone & including Til The End Of The Day, which showcased Ray's competency as a songwriter & power chord arranger par-excellence; front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some light general wear with just a couple of creases in the laminate and the back remains a nice off-white. The labels have just a few light spindle marke whilst the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with just the odd faint paper scuff to highlight play. A lovely one owner example NPL18131)

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