However, the song only hinted at what its accompanying album Lola Versus the Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One was all about. It didn't matter that Ray Davies just had his first hit in years -- he had suffered greatly at the hands of the music The Moneygoround - Kinks* - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround - Part One and he wanted to tell the story in song.
Hence, Lola -- a loose concept album about Ray Davies ' own psychosis and bitter feelings toward the music industry.
Davies never really delivers a cohesive story, but the record holds together because it's one of his strongest set of songs. Looking For Linda - Hue & Cry - Remote Davies contributes the lovely "Strangers" and the appropriately paranoid "Rats," but this is truly Ray 's show, as he lashes out at ex-managers the boisterous vaudevillian "The Moneygoround"publishers "Denmark Street"TV and music journalists the hard-hitting "Top of the Pops"label executives "Powerman"and, hell, just society in general "Apeman," "Got to Be Free".
If his wit wasn't sharp, the entire project would be insufferable, but the album is as funny as it is angry. Furthermore, he balances his bile with three of his best melancholy ballads: "This Time Tomorrow," "A Long Way from Home," and the anti-welfare and union "Get Back in Line," which captures working-class angst better than any other rock song. These songs provide the spine for a wildly unfocused but nonetheless dazzling tour de force The Moneygoround - Kinks* - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround - Part One reveals Ray 's artistic strengths and endearing character flaws in equal measure.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date November 27, Recording Date April, - May, Track Listing. Ray Davies. The Kinks. The Contenders. Dave Davies. Denmark Street. Get Back in Line. Top of the Pops. The Moneygoround. This Time Tomorrow. A Long Way from Home. Got to Be Free.
Introduction Ray Davies. The Contenders Ray Davies. Strangers Dave Davies. Denmark Street Ray Davies. Get Back in Line Ray Davies. Lola Ray Davies. Top of the Pops Ray Davies. The Moneygoround Ray Davies. This Time Tomorrow Ray Davies. Rats Dave Davies. Apeman Ray Davies. Powerman Ray Davies. Got to Be Free Ray Davies.
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