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#252: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks

3.14.2012


The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks (1968)

Favorite Track(s): "The Village Green Preservation Society" and "Do You Remember Walter?" and "Picture Book" and "Johnny Thunder" and "Animal Farm" and "Starstruck" and "Monica" and "People Take Pictures of Each Other"

Thoughts: Clatterford! Or as it's known in England, Jam & Jerusalem! Have you watched it? You should. Kate Rusby sings a cover of "The Village Green Preservation Society" for the theme. It's wonderful. Like this concept album about English country life. "Yes, people often change but memories of people can remain."

"Picture Book" was the first Kinks song I ever owned, and I still love it. The last track is similar to it, and while upbeat and maybe tongue-in-cheek, I was really affected by its lyrics:

People take pictures of each other,
Just to prove that they really existed,
Just to prove that they really existed.
People take pictures of each other,
And a moment could last them forever,
Of the time when they mattered to someone.

Is This Better Than Help!?: Yes.



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