Talk:The Kinks discography

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Kinks Kinkdom[edit]

Can I suggest that Kinks Kinkdom could probably be taken off the studio albums list, as it was an American reissue of Kinda Kinks with an altered track list and few extra singles. We could maybe add it to the page for Kinda Kinks as an American release, as is the case with the first album being released as You Really Got Me in the states. Any thoughts? Tangerine 03 12:26, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Sounds good. Go ahead. Maybe there's a way ot list the alternate title in the discography here, though. -Freekee 01:26, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
I'll give it one week, if noones objected by then i'll do it. Tangerine 03 02:48, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
No, if Kinks Kinkdom is a US release of Kinda Kinks, then it *definitely* needs to be removed from the main discography and added to the article on that album. The US title can be added to the original release, as a note underneath, just like is shown in box #1. The article for Kinda Kinks is lacking. It needs the the info regarding the US release, at the very least. Then, it might be nice to have a redirect page set up for Kinks Kinkdom. I'd make the changes, but I really don't know this info myself, and it was your idea anyway. Let me know if you need any help. :-) -Freekee 03:50, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Done! (yay) Tangerine 03 05:21, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Um... I checked your changes to the Kinda Kinks article, and I notice that not a single track matches up with the Kinks Kinkdom release. Could you please explain why you think this is the US version of the same album? -Freekee 16:20, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Okay, I've reverted Tangerine 03's changes. I can find no evidence that Kinks Kinkdom is a US version of Kinda Kinks. If anyone has evidence to the contrary, please present it. -Freekee 03:25, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Removed redlinks[edit]

User changed all 79 records on the "Compilation albums" list to links. I like the previous six changes he made to the page, but this one seems excessive. There seems to be a small consensus in Wikiland to not create too many dead links in one section. I've seen a recommendation of no more than 10% red. The Compilations list has the added problem that the compilations are not very significant, in a historical sense. Also, one user put it, if that many links are red, you need to ask if the list is necessary in the first place (though I'm not going to argue for its removal). An additional problem was that of the ten blue links (out of 79) in the list, all ten were linking to the wrong pages. For example, Lola linked to the racing team, and The Ultimate Collection linked to a disambiguation page, where the Kinks record wasn't even listed.

If anyone has any issues with unlinking that list, please bring it up here for discussion. Freekee 05:44, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I totally agree with you. I will note that once all of the albums gets significant info and have a proper cover (I will do it today or these couple of days for a few albums) I will make a gallery for all of the studio albums. Painbearer 10:32, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Chart Positions and Album Sales[edit]

Could someone post the chart positions and album sales? I've been wanting to know that info, thanks.

Removed cleanup tag[edit]

I removed the cleanup tag as the original complaint was that the article was not in keeping with WP:MUSTARD. Since the requestor did not elaborate, I can only assume that the problem is that this discography uses an image gallery and this is not considered by WP:MUSTARD to be fair use. Other than that, the only problems I can see with the article are that album titles need to be italicized every time (not just sometimes) and there is some unnecessary bolding of song titles. Minor stuff. As for the fair use issue, there seems to be some controversy over that. That can certainly be debated on this page or elsewhere, but I don't think that necessitates sticking a cleanup tag on the article. Hence, I have removed it. --GentlemanGhost 08:41, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


I'm confused. Why is Percy not in the discography list on The Kinks page, nor in this discography? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dirtypants (talkcontribs) 11:25, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Reprise compilation not listed in discography???[edit]

This is my first contribution to Wikipedia, so bear with me...

While digitizing my few remaining LPs I have come across a Kinks album that doesn't appear in the discography (as far as I can tell).

It's a Reprise label compilation that basically covers the Pete Quaife years (1964-1969). The title of the compilation is:

"Then Now and Inbetween" (Reprise label# PRO 328)

I haven't listened to it yet, but some of the tracks appear to be edited down (David Watts is listed on the back cover with a run time of 1:52 which is about 30 seconds shorter than the studio version on "Something Else.."). In fact, there are a whopping 10 tracks on the 2nd side alone...

As is the case with most of the old Kinks vinyl from that era, there is no listing whatsoever of a date of production on the label or the LP cover.

If anyone wants to add this to the discography, I'll be glad to provide the track listing and any other info...

JoeKryten 03:39, 20 October 2007 (UTC)