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Americana review ↠ 103 ¶ ✮ [PDF] ✩ Americana By Ray Davies ✻ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk As a boy in post War England legendary Kinks' singersongwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its movies and music its culture of freedom fed his imagination Then as part of the British Invasi As a boy in post War England legendary KAs a boy in post War England legendary Kinks' singersongwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America its movies and music its culture of freedom fed his imagination Then as part of the British Invasion he toured the US with the Kinks during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent history until the Kinks group was banned from performing there fromMany tours and trips later whi. I love Ray than Elvis Costello the Stones or anyone else Still I can't say this is a great book on par with X Ray He really seemed to be holding back still unwilling to share himself That's ok I guess He's given enough over the years through his songs

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Le living in New Orleans he experienced a transformative event the shooting a result of a botched robbery that nearly took his life In Americana Davies tries to make sense of his long love hate relationship with the country that both inspired and frustrated him From his uintessentially English perspective as a Kink Davies with candor humor and wit takes us on a very personal r. As a lifelong Kinks fan but one who likes real bios and not dramatic fictional bios like X Ray I was looking forward to this but it's really not all that Ray Davies may be a genius but he's a very guarded non intimate one and that comes through in his writing You get the feeling that his work ethic is unrivaled he lives to write songs but at the cost of ever having a truly meaningful relationship with anyone be it family brother Dave or the various women muses over the course of his life I would however recommend reading this book in conjunction with listening to Ray's most recent solo effort WORKING MAN'S CAFE because a lot of the songs treference very people places and events Ray describes during his New Orleans soujourn in AMERICANA

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AmericanaOad trip through his life and storied career as a rock star and reveals what music fame and America really mean to him Some of the most fascinating characters in recent pop culture make appearances from the famous to the perhaps even interesting behind the scenes players The book also includes a photographic insert with images from Davies's own collection from the band's archi. A nice biographical journey through America over three decades Davies comes across as a very normal person who has discovered himself living a rock star's life His sensibilities and observations tend to lean conservative whether or not he is overtly aware of this and as such provide a uniue lens through hitch to view the decades of the 60s 70s and beyond It's hardly great literature but it is good stuff Highly recommended