There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Could not get it out of my head after hearing it on an episode of True Detective; the roller blade scene As a Kinks fan, I forgot about this classic, and it was not in my existing collection.
One of those songs that I loved growing up, brings back memories. A favorite when I was a kid, and I still like it. This is one of the reasons I bought a computer. Arrange my own favorites. A blast from the past! Customer reviews.
How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Pye Records had the Kinks under kontract for seven years, and in that time and, especially after they'd moved on to RCA Victor, reshuffled and rekompiled the band's music numerous times for different parts of the British marketplace and, in the s, Pye even got its toe into the US marketplace, as well, with some short-lived US issues on the Kinks, the Searchers, Mongo Jerry et al.
Some of those Kinks kompilations were superbly packaged explorations of their katalog, such as the double-LP set simply called "The Kinks" sometimes known to kollectors as "the Black Album" , but most were just inexpensive LPs intended to fill budget album racks.
And you can't fault the makers for any omissions no "Death of a Clown," for instance , as they weren't trying for anything. For CD value none of these records would ever win an award based on running time, each clocking in at less than 30 minutes.
And there are other, more ambitious ways of kompiling the Kinks' music that could win such awards. But that said, we are still dealing with the Kinks' music during their prime years -- or, as Christopher Lloyd's Jim Ignatowski put it so memorably in posing a moral dilemma to a young boy in his care in an episode of TAXI -- "But it's the Kinks!!!?
So it is with this set -- whatever the running time on the CDs, the listening is heap-big-fun -- that's the only way to describe it. In fact, these almost bite-sized kollections are full testament to the power of the work of the brothers Davies, Pete Quaife God bless him , and Mick Avory and Bobby Graham, natch , whether doing Ray's originals or kovers of other people's songs -- they're all kool, all enkompassing irony and joy that overlay each other in melodic sheets of sound, in the best spirit of the band.
Complain about the running times, if you like the sound is killed -- state of the art for -- yes there are better, fuller Kinks kompilations, and logic tells us we shouldn't like this as much as we do.
And that should be enough. Love it -- savor it -- luxuriate in it. We are, having just received our copy and it's like we're suddenly 40 years younger. According to Ray Davies, the music for "Tired of Waiting for You" was written on the train to the recording studio and the words were written at a coffee shop during a break in the session.
During the recording sessions for the song, the band felt that the guitar sound evident on their previous two singles " You Really Got Me " and " All Day and All of the Night " was missing. Although the band was concerned that the guitar would ruin the reflective track, the band felt that the guitar added more to the song.
Dave Davies said:. The recording went well but there was something missing and it was my raunchy guitar sound. Ray and I were worried that putting that heavy-sounding guitar on top of a ponderous song might ruin it. Luckily it enhanced the recording, giving it a more cutting, emotional edge. In my opinion 'Tired Of Waiting' was the perfect Pop record.
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Here are two samples in one file of about half-a-minute of Tired Of Waiting For You from two vinyl sources. I don't know if I'm hallucinating, but on first impression I thought the second sample from the ugly pink sounded slightly better with what I thought was a very slight roll-off of some high end, which I liked, but I'm not positive of what I heard without going back a couple of times Anyway, these two samples were done one after the other, I didn't do anything to adjust between the two, no level adjustments, etc.
I left the preamp and disc burner at the same settings. I did use the mono button on the preamp which affects the output on my model so you're getting the two channels summed. I nearly skipped right past it, assuming the heinous cover connoted a bootleg.
I'm going to give this thing a proper listen tomorrow and will report back with my findings. I like to let records dry for a really long time after I've cleaned them before playing them. I read earlier that there was an early version that the Kinks pulled back because of the 6 unreleased tracks and forced PRT to replace them.Tired of waiting for you: Typhoons: GB: 7" a-side: Embassy WB y: Tired of waiting for you: unknown: EP: Top Pops: Summit: y: Tired of waiting for you: Viceroys: US: 7" b-side of That sound; also VA-2LP-BL KONTROVERSIAL KOVERS: 7" Seafair Bolo Records B; VA-2LP-BL Reprieve KK .