Ray Davies on Regis and Kelly!

…singing “Lola” in honor of Kelly’s daughter.  (I’m not sure if Kelly is in on the joke.)

Don’t you love how Disney just cuts him right off?  This great performance:  Filler till the credits.

To be fair, he got to perform the title song off his new album Working Man’s Cafe earlier in the program.  This is really wonderful:

Davies was also on David Letterman last month, giving this hard-rocking performance:

Early in my blogging career, I wrote a salute to Ray and the Kinks, who managed to produce the greatest pop music of the 1960s without ever really being part of that transcendental decade.  I was nervous about his solo career.  The last several years of the Kinks produced more embarrassment than glory.  But the album he was coming out with then, Other People’s Lives, had several great songs, and no really bad ones.  The above songs sound, if anything, stronger.   Really glad he’s back, really fun to see him try to make some sense out of Regis and Kelly, who both seem like they’ve taken Tourette’s-inducing pills.


2 thoughts on “Ray Davies on Regis and Kelly!

  1. Don’t know if you are a Wes Anderson fan, but his selection of The Kinks’ “This Time Tomorrow” for a key scene in Darjeeling Limited is brilliant. Rent it if you haven’t seen it yet, even if you are not an Anderson fan.

    (“Powerman” and “Strangers” also show up in the film)

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