Archive | Apr 06, 2017

Certain Songs #841: The Kinks – “All Day and All of The Night”

Album: The Kinks Greatest Hits
Year: 1964

Given the massive success of “You Really Got Me,” it kinda made sense that all of The Kinks’ handlers would basically demand they do it again, do it again.

So it’s not really surprising that the follow-up single was another piledriving crunchmonster.

What is surprising is that they were basically able to take the “You Really Got Me” template — fuzz-dripping power chords, simple drumbeats, “ahhhhhhhhhhhs” building to the chorus and a crazed guitar solo — and improve upon it.