Kinks guitarist comes out from the shadows as reunion looms
With a performance of Waterloo Sunset at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony fresh in everyone’s memory, Universal has just released a compilation that offers ‘the best’ of Ray Davies and his band The Kinks. Not only that, but there’s a massive Kinks collectors’ set on release as well
Dave Davies is recognised as one of the pioneers of the guitar sound that’s helped to define rock and metal over the past 45 years and more. As The Kinks continue their reissue programme (their first three albums will be put out in deluxe formats next month), he talks to Classic Rock about these albums and his thoughts on a reunion.