Give the People What We Want: Songs of The Kinks

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Give The People What We Want: Songs of The Kinks
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Rock
Label Sub Pop

Give The People What We Want: Songs of The Kinks is a 2001 tribute album to music of The Kinks by various garage, punk and indie artists from the Northwestern United States.

As described by one reviewer, the compilation is a "truly weird amalgamation that eviscerates the competition by providing you with what you never even thought about wanting. For instance: a quiet, heartfelt rendition of 'Waterloo Sunset', as performed by the Fastbacks. It's the most charmlessly charming, utterly superfluous album I've heard in a while; where most tribute albums suffer from a hyper-obsession while remaining true to the original artist, this compilation makes a strong case for the offbeat."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Revenge - C Average 2:55
  2. Gotta Get the First Plane Home - Young Fresh Fellows 2:03
  3. Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me from Worryin' About That Girl - Mark Lanegan 4:12
  4. Who Will Be the Next in Line[2] - Mudhoney 2:10
  5. Ring the Bells - Model Rockets 2:25
  6. This Man He Weeps Tonight - Fall Outs 2:20
  7. The Way Love Used to Be - Heather Duby 2:40
  8. Sunny Afternoon - Baby Gramps 5:00
  9. Alcohol - Murder City Devils 3:25
  10. Session Man - Congratulators 3:06
  11. Tin Soldier Man - Love As Laughter 3:46
  12. Waterloo Sunset - Fastbacks 3:23
  13. Fancy - Jon Auer 3:04
  14. Brainwashed - Pinkos 2:18
  15. Act Nice and Gentle - Larry Barrett 2:55
  16. Wicked Annabella - The Minus 5 2:25
  17. Strangers - Makers 3:49
  18. Come Dancing - Briefs 2:25
  19. I Go to Sleep - Nikol Kollars l3:53


  1. ^ Alison Fields, Review of Give The People What We Want: Songs of The Kinks, January 7, 2002;
  2. ^ More commonly known title is Who'll Be the Next in Line.