Archive | Apr 07, 2017

Certain Songs #842: The Kinks – “Tired of Waiting For You”

Album: Kinda Kinks (U.K.) / Kinks-Size (U.S.)
Year: 1965

Like The Beatles, Rolling Stones and (to a lesser extent) The Who, the early albums of The Kinks were different in their U.S. and U.K. versions. For example, the U.S. debut was called You Really Got Me (for obvious reasons) and in 1965 Reprise made two full compilation albums — Kinks-Size and Kinks Kingdom — from U.K. EPs, b-sides and non-album singles.

I had no idea about any of this in 1981 when I borrowed the two aforementioned albums plus the U.S. version of Kinda Kinks (which differed from the U.K. version because of course it did) which at the time were just considered the second, third and fourth Kinks albums here in the U.S.