I know I may be in the minority, but i just never understood how Arthur is often regarded as the best of the Kinks. whenever i hear that said, i go back and listen again. i always think, yeah, better than i remember, but no way the best Kinks album. l listen to everything from Kinda Kinks through Muswell quite often and for me Kinda and Kontroversy handily beat out Face to Face and Arthur. The expanded versions of Kinda and Kontroversy do benefit quite a bit from the added singles/EP tracks tacked on.
it was kind of a strange read. what with all the “it must be crumby to have people always talk about you being a girl, so I’ll just do that for a while.”
on the other hand, I’m not sure it’s wrong to talk about a musician as physically attractive or beautiful. i think david bowie and trent reznor are physically attractive and beautiful, and i feel the same about annie clark. i think attractiveness and sexuality are often part of the allure of an artist.
if annie were a man, i’d say, “wow, this guy makes great music. i’ve never heard anyone do things with a guitar like that.” if she were a really good looking and graceful man i’d say something closer to “he’s not of this world,” like this author (or their friend) did. i think that’s ok.
reminds me a bit of the aphex twin remix of bowie/glass heroes. I’d love to hear more tracks from the era with the vox pulled way out front like this. wonderful.
fan edits of LITS las vegas (fan footage) and “the gift (pro shot footage, soundboard audio). both are really good. this is a great release. free downloads, don’t know if they have physical copies left to purchase (not for profit). the NIN community is so awesome.
not what I was hoping for from these guys. loved their previous album and eps. guess I’ll withhold full judgement until full album is out, but…
nice to see the rehearsal footage with frank singing on key. the grammy performance was tough to listen to.