By Ray Davies

As a boy in post-War England, mythical Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its videos and song, its tradition of freedom, fed his mind's eye. Then, as a part of the British Invasion, he toured the U.S. with the Kinks in the course of probably the most tumultuous eras in contemporary history—until the Kinks staff was once banned from appearing there from 1965-69. Many excursions and journeys later, whereas residing in New Orleans, he skilled a transformative occasion: the taking pictures (a results of a botched theft) that just about took his lifestyles. In Americana, Davies attempts to make feel of his lengthy love-hate courting with the rustic that either encouraged and pissed off him. From his quintessentially English point of view as a Kink, Davies—with candor, humor, and wit—takes us on a truly own street journey via his lifestyles and storied occupation as a rock superstar, and divulges what song, popularity, and the USA rather suggest to him. the most attention-grabbing characters in contemporary popular culture make appearances, from the well-known to the might be even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes avid gamers. The e-book additionally features a photographic insert with photographs from Davies's personal assortment from the band's archive.

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