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Kinks
Studio album by The Kinks
Released Original: 2 October 1964 (UK)
Re-released: 6 July 2004
Recorded Late August 1964, Pye Studios No. 2
"I Took My Baby Home": 24 January, Pye Studios No. 1
"You Really Got Me": July 1964, IBC Studios
Genre Rock and roll,[1] rhythm and blues[2]
Length 32:55 (Original release)
59:13 (2004 reissue)
Label Pye NPL 18096 (UK)
Reprise R-6143 (US)
Producer Shel Talmy
The Kinks studio chronology
Kinks
(1964)
Kinda Kinks
(1964)
The Kinks American studio chronology
You Really Got Me
(1964)
Kinks-Size
(1965)
Singles from Kinks
  1. "You Really Got Me"
    Released: 4 August 4 1964 (UK), 26 August 1964 (US)

Kinks is the self-titled debut album by English rock band The Kinks, released in 1964. It was released with three tracks omitted as You Really Got Me in the US.

The album was re-released in 1998 in the UK on Castle Records with twelve bonus tracks. This reissue was itself reissued in 2004 on the Sanctuary label. A deluxe edition was released on 28 March 2011.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic assessed the album as lacking in consistency, commenting that "As R&B cover artists, the Kinks weren't nearly as adept as the Stones and Yardbirds; Ray Davies' original tunes were, "You Really Got Me" aside, perfunctory Mersey Beat-ish pastiches; and [the] tunes that producer Shel Talmy penned for the group... were simply abominable."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ray Davies, except where noted.

Kinks UK original track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Beautiful Delilah" (Chuck Berry) – 2:07
  2. "So Mystifying" – 2:53
  3. "Just Can't Go to Sleep" – 1:58
  4. "Long Tall Shorty" (Herb Abramson, Don Covay) – 2:50
  5. "I Took My Baby Home" – 1:48
  6. "I'm a Lover Not a Fighter" (J. D. "Jay" Miller) – 2:03
  7. "You Really Got Me" – 2:13

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Cadillac" (Bo Diddley) – 2:44
  2. "Bald Headed Woman" (Shel Talmy) – 2:41
  3. "Revenge" (Ray Davies, Larry Page) – 1:29
  4. "Too Much Monkey Business" (Berry) – 2:16
  5. "I've Been Driving On Bald Mountain" (Talmy) – 2:01
  6. "Stop Your Sobbing" – 2:06
  7. "Got Love If You Want It" (James Moore) – 3:46

UK release: 2 October 1964 (Pye NPL 18096 mono: NSPL 83021 stereo)

2001 CD re-issue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "You Still Want Me" – 1:59
  2. "I Don't Need You Any More" – 2:10

2004 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Long Tall Sally" (Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman) – 2:12
  2. "You Still Want Me" – 1:59
  3. "You Do Something to Me" – 2:24
  4. "It's Alright" – 2:37
  5. "All Day and All of the Night" – 2:23
  6. "I Gotta Move" – 2:22
  7. "Louie, Louie" (Richard Berry) – 2:57
  8. "I Gotta Go Now" – 2:53
  9. "Things Are Getting Better" – 1:52
  10. "I've Got That Feeling" – 2:43
  11. "Too Much Monkey Business" [Alternate take] (Chuck Berry) – 2:10
  12. "I Don't Need You Any More" – 2:10

2011 Sanctuary Records deluxe edition[edit]

Disc one (Stereo album and mono bonus tracks)[edit]

Original stereo album[edit]
  1. "Beautiful Delilah" – 2:06
  2. "So Mystifying" – 2:55
  3. "Just Can't Go to Sleep" – 1:57
  4. "Long Tall Shorty" – 2:51
  5. "I Took My Baby Home" – 1:47
  6. "I'm a Lover Not a Fighter" – 2:05
  7. "You Really Got Me" (Alternate mono mix with added reverb) – 2:14
  8. "Cadillac" – 2:44
  9. "Bald Headed Woman" – 2:42
  10. "Revenge" – 1:30
  11. "Too Much Monkey Business" – 2:15
  12. "I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain" – 2:07
  13. "Stop Your Sobbing" – 2:05
  14. "Got Love If You Want It" – 3:45
Bonus Tracks on "Disc one"[edit]
  1. "I Believed You" – 1:56
  2. "I'm a Hog for You Baby" – 1:38
  3. "I Don't Need You Anymore" – 2:12
  4. "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy" – 2:21
  5. "Long Tall Sally" – 2:11
  6. "You Still Want Me" – 1:58
  7. "You Do Something to Me" – 2:23
  8. "It's Alright" – 2:36
  9. "All Day and All of the Night" – 2:22
  10. "I Gotta Move" – 2:23
  11. "Louie, Louie" – 2:57
  12. "I've Got That Feeling" – 2:42
  13. "I Gotta Go Now" – 2:53
  14. "Things Are Getting Better" – 1:54

Disc two (mono)[edit]

Original mono album[edit]
  1. "Beautiful Delilah" – 2:05
  2. "So Mystifying" – 2:53
  3. "Just Can't Go to Sleep" – 1:58
  4. "Long Tall Shorty" – 2:49
  5. "I Took My Baby Home" – 1:47
  6. "I'm a Lover Not a Fighter" – 2:03
  7. "You Really Got Me" – 2:13
  8. "Cadillac" – 2:44
  9. "Bald Headed Woman" – 2:41
  10. "Revenge" – 1:29
  11. "Too Much Monkey Business" – 2:15
  12. "I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain" – 2:02
  13. "Stop Your Sobbing" – 2:05
  14. "Got Love If You Want It" – 3:46
Bonus Tracks on "disc two"[edit]
  1. "Don't Ever Let Me Go" – 2:17
  2. "I Don't Need You Anymore" – 2:08
  3. "Bald Headed Woman" (US mono mix) – 2:39
  4. "Too Much Monkey Business" (Alternate take) – 2:07
  5. "Got Love If You Want It" (Alternate take) – 3:33
  6. "Meet the Kinks" (BBC introduction) [Spoken word segment] – 0:33
  7. "Cadillac" (BBC performance) – 2:35
  8. "Ray Talks About 'You Really Got Me'" (On the BBC) [Spoken word segment] – 0:13
  9. "You Really Got Me" (BBC performance) – 2:08
  10. "Little Queenie" (BBC performance) – 1:48
  11. "I'm a Lover Not a Fighter" (BBC performance) – 2:11
  12. "All Day and All of the Night" (BBC performance) – 2:18
  13. "Ray Talks About the USA" (BBC Interview) [Spoken word segment] – 0:39
  14. "I've Got That Feeling" (BBC performance) – 2:45

You Really Got Me (US, Reprise R-6143 (mono) RS-6143 (stereo)) track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Beautiful Delilah" (Chuck Berry) - 2:07
  2. "So Mystifying" - 2:53
  3. "Just Can't Go to Sleep" - 1:58
  4. "Long Tall Shorty" (Herb Abramson, Don Covay) - 2:50
  5. "You Really Got Me" - 2:13

Side two[edit]

  1. "Cadillac" (E. McDaniel) - 2:45
  2. "Bald Headed Woman" (Traditional; arranged Shel Talmy) - 2:41
  3. "Too Much Monkey Business" (Berry) - 2:15
  4. "I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain" (Traditional; arranged Shel Talmy) - 2:01
  5. "Stop Your Sobbing" - 2:10
  6. "Got Love If You Want It" (Slim Harpo) - 3:45

The US version is missing three tracks. "I Took My Baby Home" had already been licenced to Cameo in the US as the B-side to "Long Tall Sally", so could not be included. "I'm a Lover Not a Fighter" and the instrumental, "Revenge", were held over for the US-only Kinks-Size album.

Personnel[edit]

The Kinks

Additional musicians

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Saunders (1972-05-25). "The Kink Kronikles | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  2. ^ Richie Unterberger. "Kinks - The Kinks | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  3. ^ a b c Unterberger, Richie. "The Kinks: Kinks" at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 November 2011.