The Kinks are one of the coolest bands in the history of rock n' roll. I never think of them when discussing great bands but their name should be brought up more often. Their killer riffs were a huge influence on punk and metal. They were absolutely vital to the British Invasion, and rock music in general. Unfortunately differences within the band, specifically the 2 brothers Ray and Dave Davies, have caused the band to break up.
Last year Ray Davies put out a great CD called See My Friends which featured him and some of the biggest names in rock to re-record some classic Kinks songs. The album kicks off with a great version of "Better Things" featuring our boy, Bruce Springsteen. The whole album is great though, with appearances by Bon Jovi, Metallica, Billy Corgan, Jackson Browne, and Alex Chilton just to name a few. I definitely recommend buying it. Don't steal it. We at Legends of Springsteen don't condone such actions. Maybe Rory does, but this is my article. So without further ado...
YouTube stinks! OK, that was an overreaction. 90% of the time it's awesome and among the greatest things man has ever created. But it spoils you, when you're looking for that other 10% and cant find it. I had this great article all planned out but I can't find the song on YouTube! So this is the best I can do for now.
Better Things - Ray Davies feat. Bruce Springsteen
"I hope tomorrow you'll find better things".