Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You Really Got Me, Bobby Graham: In Memory

"Forty-five years ago in September 1964, the Kinks 'You Really Got Me' stormed to the top of British charts and would soon accomplish the same on Billboard's American rankings. The raucous guitar and explosive drums declared a new era of pop and an aggressive voice for rock. Indeed, in that juxtaposition of angry instruments and whining voice can be heard the beginnings of punk. With this recording and many others, Bobby Graham offers the example of a musician many have heard, but too few have heard of"
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