The History of 1965
The Kinks released “The Kink Kontroversy” on November 26th, 1965 in the UK with the US release coming on March 30th, 1966. By now The Kinks were blossoming and coming into their own as musicians and Ray Davies was finding his voice as a song-writer. However it is called “The Kink Kontroversy” for a reason.
By now the Davies brothers were at each others throats with their on-stage fall-outs spilling over into audience riots. On top of this, for reasons that have never been made entirely clear, the American Federation of Musicians banned The Kinks from touring the U.S between 1965 to 1969.
The success of “You Really Got Me” and “Tired of Waiting for You”, saw The Kinks rushed into the studio to record “Kinda Kinks” and cash in on The British Invasion. Kinda Kinks was recorded in a week and squeezed in between their hectic schedule to be released in August 1965 in the USA. While not a classic Kinks album, it is an improvement over “You Really Got Me” and shows some of the promise of things to come from Ray Davies and Kinks