Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

In honor of the first day of Autumn, and well, because I really like it, here's the Kinks' 1967 single Autumn Almanac released on October 13th of that year. I always get a kick out of Dave's foppish Elizabethan threads from this era!


9 comments:

steve simels said...

Ah, I love this.

It's on my short list of not only fave Ray Davies songs but fave songs period.

Simply glorious on every level...

rurritable said...

That song places this one in context.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GU5ub1p3dQ

steve simels said...

Never heard that one before. Sweet...

Kid Charlemagne said...

BTW, what the hell is Pete Quaife playing??

steve simels said...

KC --

I have looked at that three times now, and I can't make it out. It seems to have the neck and headstock of a Fender Bass, but the body? Got me.

First I thought somebody might have sawed the top off a Precision...

But I dunno...it's possibly weird shaped small company instrument -- like a Vox Teardrop or something.

Totally a new one on me, though...

Gummo said...

Love this period of Kinks, which I discovered in 1974 through the Kinks Kronicles double-LP, still a great great collection.

Helped keep my love of the 3 minute pop masterpiece alive in the middle of the declining era of overblown psychedelic mush (Baron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun, anyone?)....

Mister Pleasant said...

Ray was churning out stunningly beautiful singles throughout 67/68. Ah - for those good old days when the 45 rpm still mattered. Love that horn choir and that crazy sax lick.

Peter said...

I love this tune. And "Victoria." And "Apeman." Nothing says a sunny day and walking along the Thames like these guys. Thank you, KC.

When's the next bus to Oswego? said...

one of fall's great joys.

i actually posted this video to facebook, before i saw it here.