What's a hardcore Kinks fan to do with all this talk of a Kinks reunion. With the Davies Brothers making demands of each other before they will agree to a reunion, it's time that this Kinks fan lays down his own set of demands before he will get on board with the reunion. Here they are:
1- There must be an album of quality new material to prove The Kinks are a living, breathing, working band.
2- Mick Avory should participate in all recording sessions and follow up touring. He was a great drummer and a great Kink.
3-All disagreements, arguments and fights should take place in public (preferably) on stage for all the fans and press to see just like in the old days.
4-With Pete Quaffe gone Ray and Dave should try to secure John Dalton and John Gosling if possible.
5- Ray and Dave should be in the studio at the same time helping each other so there is a true Kinks album not two parallel solo albums hiding as a band album.
6- The album should be recorded as live as possible to avoid the sound of the lifeless over rendered later day albums.
7- Finally the band should play in theaters of varying sizes to avoid the their lifeless arena rock performances of the 1980's and 90's.
I hope these suggestions will serve as guidelines to a viable Kinks' reunion compared to the nothingless void or travesty we will most likely get.