By Thomas M. Kitts

Ray Davies: in contrast to every body Else is a serious biography of Ray Davies, with a spotlight on his song and his occasions. The ebook reports Davies’ paintings from the Kinks’ first singles via his 2006 solo album, from his rock musicals within the early Seventies to his one-man degree convey within the Nineteen Nineties, and from his motion pictures to his autobiography. in accordance with interviews together with his closest affiliates, in addition to experiences of the recordings themselves, this ebook creates the main thorough photograph of Davies’ paintings so far. Kitts situates Davies’ paintings within the context of the British Invasion and the expansion of rock within the '60s and '70s, and within the greater context of English cultural background. For fanatics of rock song and the tune of the Kinks, this book is essential. it is going to ultimately position this mythical innovator within the pantheon of the good rock artists of the previous half-century.

Thomas M. Kitts, Professor of English and Chair of the department of English/Speech at St. John’s college, big apple, is the co-editor of Living on a skinny Line: Crossing Aesthetic Borders with The Kinks, the writer of The Theatrical lifetime of George Henry Boker, articles on American literature and pop culture, experiences of books, CDs, and performances, and a play Gypsies. he's the publication evaluate editor of Popular tune and Society and the editor of The Mid-Atlantic Almanack.

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