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    The Kinks - better than the Rolling Stones

    Without a doubt, though they are less popular.

    Funny old world.

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    You know damn well I will agree with you. I played lead guitar and singer in a band in 5th & 6th grade and we did excellent covers of 3 of the Kinks best songs. I must say, the entire school was shocked at the quality of the jams hammered out by 10 year olds at the school-wide assembly. I even mastered the English accent, but I was so nervous I almost peed my pants.

    1. You really got me.
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    3. Well respected man

    We also did Gloria, Little Black Egg, Wipe Out, and several others by the Ventures, Dave Clarke Five and Beach Boys.

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    I don't know who is better, bit of a silly comparison really, quite sure they were both technically proficient.
    but personally much preferred the kinks when I was younger.
    had all their records on vinyl.

    haven't listened to them for a long while now.

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    The Kinks knocked out some classic tunes, fantastic lyrics, but they did put out a fair few crap songs as well. Not sure I could name a great Kinks album like I could with the Rolling Stones. The Kinks are one of those bands where the compilation albums is all you need.

    If push come to shove I'd say Rolling Stones were better musically in their day, but I have a soft spot for Kinks tunes because I used to listen to them so much when I was young. A hard call.

    The Small Faces were another great band of the time.

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    I'm sure songs like "dedicated follower of fashion" would grate on me now I'm older...super lyrics but way too jingly.

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    Rolling Stones are far superior I'm afraid and are universally known. Same can't be said about the kinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    I don't know who is better, bit of a silly comparison really, quite sure they were both technically proficient.
    I agree! They are both different styles. Its like comparing Vivaldi with Beethoven, or Van de Graf Generator with Soft Machine. The Kinks were bladdy good live though, saw them just once.

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    The taxman's taken all my dough
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    The stones for me some of their late sixtys early seventies stuff was just awesome !! though i was just 3 yr old at the time !!!

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    I've seen both bands live and thoroughly enjoyed both.

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    Both good but Stones better. BTW a few bands/musicians of their generation better than either.

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    How about Hermans hermits

    Good lyriccs and compelling instrumentals

    Yeah i was a fan of anyone except the stones ----hayed rubber lips jagger

    interestinglt the girls used to buy new musical express with many pics of brian jones in them and say ---does he not look like Paul!!!

    those were the days when I had hair and three women a night!( for free)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsmithson
    How about Hermans hermits
    Good Lord, haven't heard that name for ages.
    Peter Noone is still going strong in America.
    Picture from 2003


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    That's a pic for the smile thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness
    The Small Faces were another great band of the time.
    Even better than the Kinks, imho.

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    Seen them both when I was much younger..had a friend who was a dead ringer for the singer what's his name the older brother in the Kinks? anyway they came to Glasgow and we would go up town and walk around the venue and he would get mobbed by the girls, didn't do me any good but. Still I'm a big fan of the Rolling Stones nobody can beat them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnwadrick
    older brother in the Kinks?
    ray Davis?

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    I preferred Steve Marriot's voice, but overall The Kinks really were the band for me. Tunes like Dead End Street, Autumn Almanac, Lola, Waterloo Sunset, the list goes on and on.

    edit: ok quick guide to putting youtube vids on here needed please.

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    Did somebody say "The Clash" if you were talking about rock 'n roll.

    The Kinks and Stones are both great - but the Stones prevail on sheer hits.

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    The kinks are good but the stones are far more prolific. The kinks did perhaps one albums worth of good songs. The Stones did several.
    In fact it is the albums rather than individual singles/songs which makes the stones so great.

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    The kinks are good but the stones are far more prolific.
    I am more prolific than you, does that make be better?

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    Yeah with the Stones you get the albums, with The Kinks a compilation will do. Don't think they ever made a classic album did they?

    Would definitely say they did more than one album worth of good songs though.

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    ^^ probably as a teakdoor member. Congratulations scampy!

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    The Stones are by far the superior band. The way they incorporated Blues and revitalised it...Albums such as Exile on Main Street and Sticky fingers are revolutionary. I do admire the Kinks but to compare the two is totally absurd. As a musician one can admire the penmanship of the Jagger/Richards collaboration. Keith Richards has a unique approach to playing guitar always playing around the beat and using the "G" tuning mainly. They also broke down the walls of lead and rhythm guitar playing by interweaving guitar parts. They must be seen live to be fully appreciated....some may say they are way past their due date and I must agree that their latest offerings over the last 15 yrs has not been up to par but having seen them live they could still blow most bands off stage.....Lets' be honest they really do not need to tour anymore but still do....for the passion...where are the Kinks now....case closed!
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    kinks r good rollig stones r fucking good too

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