the kinks

Man Overboard Release Lyric Video For “Father Christmas”

New Jersey pop punk group Man Overboard got in the yuletide spirit this year with a cover of The Kinks’ classic, “Father Christmas.” The song chronicles the mugging of a department store Santa Claus by a gang of kids who want only money for Christmas, demanding Santa “give all the toys to the little rich […]

The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Covers The Kinks

For the past few years, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy has released a series of cover EPs; he’s recorded songs by Morrissey, Shirley Collins and Sam Cooke, and his next venture involves English rock band The Kinks. The EP, titled Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks is composed of five Kinks covers, including the well-known 1967 track “Waterloo […]

Dear and the Headlights cover

Dear and the Headlights have posted a cover of “Strangers” by The Kinks on myspace. Link after the jump.

R.I.P. Pete Quaife

The Kinks bassist Pete Quaife passed away at the age of 66 after a long struggle with kidney problems.

Ray Davies Revisits Kinks Classics

From After reinterpreting his past for “The Kinks Choral Collection,” which comes out Nov. 10, Ray Davies says that “my initial instinct is to write some new songs again.” And he may well record them with some familiar colleagues. “I’ve been in the studio with a couple of the Kinks, actually,” Davies tells […]