One for the Road (The Kinks album)

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One for the Road
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Live album by
Released4 June 1980 (US)
1 August 1980 (UK)
Recorded3 March 1979 – 7 March 1980
GenreRock
Length77:21
LabelArista
ProducerRay Davies
The Kinks chronology
Low Budget
(1979)
One for the Road
(1980)
Give the People What They Want
(1981)
Singles from One for the Road
  1. "Lola"
    Released: July 1980 (US)
  2. "You Really Got Me"
    Released: 29 October 1980 (US)

One for the Road is a 1980 live album and video[1] by The Kinks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stonepositive [3]
Smash Hits4/10 stars [4]

In his 1980 review of the album for Smash Hits, David Hepworth said that the album was "as convincing an argument for banning live albums as you'll find".[4] In their brief review, Allmusic wrote that "One for the Road is a fascinating document of trailblazing elder statesmen who paved the way for heavy metal and punk, but never felt a glorious pop song was out of their grasp."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ray Davies. Tracks not indicated recorded at Syracuse Arena Landmark Theatre Syracuse, Syracuse, New York, 4 March 1980; Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, 6 March 1980 and Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 7 March 1980.

  1. "Opening" – 1:43
  2. "Hard Way" – 2:42 recorded at The Barn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 3 March 1979
  3. "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" – 4:49 recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 23 September 1979
  4. "Where Have All the Good Times Gone" – 2:16 recorded at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, Massachusetts, 6 March 1979
  5. Intro: Lola – 0:54 recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 23 September 1979
  6. "Lola" – 4:47 recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 23 September 1979
  7. "Pressure" – 1:31 recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 23 September 1979
  8. "All Day and All of the Night" – 3:45 recorded at The Barn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 3 March 1979
  9. "20th Century Man" – 6:19 recorded at The Barn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 3 March 1979 (omitted from original CD but reinstated on remastered CD)
  10. "Misfits" – 3:57 recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 23 September 1979
  11. "Prince of the Punks" – 3:52
  12. "Stop Your Sobbing" – 2:38
  13. "Low Budget" – 5:57 recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 23 September 1979
  14. "Attitude" – 3:52 recorded at The Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland, 11 November 1979
  15. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" – 6:29 recorded at The Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland, 11 November 1979
  16. "National Health" – 4:08
  17. "Till the End of the Day" – 2:42
  18. "Celluloid Heroes" – 7:22 recorded at The Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland, 11 November 1979
  19. "You Really Got Me" – 3:35 recorded at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, Massachusetts, 6 March 1979
  20. "Victoria" – 2:34 recorded at The Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland, 11 November 1979
  21. "David Watts" – 2:05

Video[edit]

  1. "Opening"
  2. "All Day and All of the Night"
  3. Intro: Lola
  4. "Lola"
  5. "Low Budget"
  6. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman"
  7. "Attitude"
  8. "Celluloid Heroes"
  9. "Hard Way"
  10. "Where Have All the Good Times Gone?"
  11. "You Really Got Me"
  12. "Pressure"
  13. "Catch Me Now I'm Falling"
  14. "Victoria"
  15. "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" (snippet sung)

Personnel[edit]

The Kinks

with:

  • Nick Newall - additional keyboards
Technical
  • Michael Ewasko - engineer
  • Barry Ainsworth, Mike Moran, Arnie Rosenberg, Brooks Taylor - recording
  • Howard Fritzson - art direction
  • Lauren Recht - photography

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Pop Albums 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Nov. 22, 1980. Billboard Magazine. 1980. p. VM4.
  2. ^ a b One for the Road at AllMusic
  3. ^ Schruers, Fred. Rolling Stone (2 October 1980): 92. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b Hepworth, David. "Albums". Smash Hits (7–20 August 1980): 28.