Joshua Raoul Brody
areÂ The Potrero Hillbillies!
Joshua Raoul Brody writes: Â Everybody loves the Kinks. Not everybody loves their widely overlooked albumÂ Muswell Hillbillies, and that is a shame: itâ€™s one of those albums (like, in this writerâ€™s opinion, Revolver, Loaded (what an interesting juxtaposition!), the Bandâ€™s 2nd album,Smiley Smile, Loudon Wainwrightâ€™s High Wide & Handsome, and Little Village) where every track is exquisite PLUS they all hang together to make a lovely whole PLUS it sounds like everybody had a lot of fun making it (whether or not thatâ€™s actually true) AND itâ€™s a lot of fun to listen to.
Underrated genius Ray Davies joined alternately witty and heartbreaking lyrics to his brotherâ€™s gift for irresistibly catchy guitar hooks and the result should have been even more successful than the previous yearâ€™s â€œLolaâ€, but somehow it didnâ€™t take off â€“ maybe switching record labels had something to do with that â€¦ or maybe you have another theory?
Come share it with us (us being JRB, Joe Cunningham, and Christopher Gray) as we do our best to recreate the magic of that album, plus a handful of other Kinks sides.
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site