By Ray Davies

As a boy in post-War England, mythical Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its videos and song, its tradition of freedom, fed his mind's eye. Then, as a part of the British Invasion, he toured the united states with the Kinks in the course of probably the most tumultuous eras in fresh history—until the Kinks crew used to be banned from acting there from 1965-69. Many excursions and journeys later, whereas residing in New Orleans, he skilled a transformative occasion: the taking pictures (a results of a botched theft) that just about took his lifestyles. In Americana, Davies attempts to make experience of his lengthy love-hate courting with the rustic that either encouraged and pissed off him. From his quintessentially English viewpoint as a Kink, Davies—with candor, humor, and wit—takes us on a really own street journey via his lifestyles and storied profession as a rock celebrity, and divulges what track, status, and the United States fairly suggest to him. the most attention-grabbing characters in fresh popular culture make appearances, from the recognized to the maybe even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes avid gamers. The publication additionally encompasses a photographic insert with photos from Davies's personal assortment from the band's archive.

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