Give the People What They Want is the eighteenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks. It was released in August 1981 in the US but not until January 1982 in Europe. It was delayed because Ray Davies wanted to produce a full length video for the album but financing fell through. Also scrapped were plans to remix the album for the European market. It was initially aimed to be a statement on the media.
Throughout the record, the band kicks up a storm, rocking out with a surprising amount of precision, and although Ray Davies' writing isn't as strong as it was on the group's two previous albums, he has contributed a set of professional hard rock that is distinguished by solid hooks and a clever sense of humor.
The Kinks 1981 Give The People What They Want – . rt Lover. The Kinks 1981 Give The People What They Want – . iller s Eyes. The KINKS - Give The People What They Want (1981) – 10. A Little Bit Of Abuse. The Kinks (1981 - Give The People What They Want) – Destroyer. The Kinks (1981 - Give The People What They Want) – Killer s Eyes. The KINKS - Give The People What They Want (1981) – 08. Back To Front. The KINKS - Give The People What They Want (1981) – 03. Killer s Eyes.
When the Kinks' six Arista studio albums, initially released between 1977 and 1984, were reissued in 1999, Give the People What They Want was the only one that did not contain bonus tracks, despite the fact that the single release of "Better Things" was slightly different from the album version. The British single of "Better Things" also included a non-album B-side, "Massive Reductions", which was different from the version of the song from the band's 1984 album Word of Mouth. All tracks written by Ray Davies.
A song from the Kinks’ 1981 album, Give The People What They Want. It is nostalgic in that it is based off of previous hits for the hand like All Day And All Of The Night and Lola. The song is even based around the former song’s riff. It focuses on Ray Davie’s paranoia and difficulty to cope with it. "Destroyer" Track Info. Written By Ray Davies. Lead Vocals, Guitar Ray Davies.
Around the Dial" may be the most overlooked song in the entire Ray Davies canon. What a fantastic and clearly under-appreciated album.
Give the People What They Want. US only Reprise compilation that combined the UK EP "Kwyet Kinks" plus other tracks.