WPKN Archives: Connections: The Kinks Village Green Revisited plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, October 26th, 2018
4:00PM to 6:54PM

2 hours, 54 minutes

Friday, October 26th, 2018 4:01PM

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Episode: Connections: The Kinks Village Green Revisited plus new and vintage music

Oct 26, 2018 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks filling in for my good friend Chris Frantz the Talking Head. New and vintage music, plus a deep exploration of previously unreleased tracks from the new box set of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. 

Includes new releases by Roseanne Cash, Sam Phillips, Elvis Costello, Azure Ray, Emily Duff, Harriet Stubbs & Marianne Faithfull, Peter Holsapple with Alex Chilton, Peter Gregson, Jeff Rona, Kurt Vile, Farao and The Besnard Lakes. 

Also Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Maggie & Suzzy Roche covering Buzzy Linhart, Goldfrapp, Sandy Nelson, Tony Joe White, PJ Harvey, Dick Dale, Paul Simon, The Beach Boys, Eddie Floyd, Soccer Mommy, Subtle References, The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 

The 1968 Village Green album by The Kinks has passed the test of time very well, especially for an album that didn't get as much notice as it should have upon release. The music, the sound, the production, the lyrics and the subject matter of the songs were unique to the writing and observations of the 24 year old Ray Davies. And one of the reasons the album holds up so well may be in the details. The songs are well constructed, with memorable melodies. The lyrics pinpoint people and situations. We've all visited the village green and know those people… whether we were there or not. 

The previously unreleased mixes, outtakes, demos and backing tracks by The Kinks start about 29 minutes into the show, and reappear a second time about an hour and forty minutes in. 

Hats off to Andrew Sandoval for his amazing and loving work on the box set. 

High respect to Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife and Mick Avory of The Kinks for creating such spectacular work and to Kinks fans everywhere. 

Thanks for tuning in! 

The October 19, 2018 episode of Connections, including Beatles, Bowie, Elvis, Esquivel, Fugs, Rascals, Laura, Todd, Wille and much more is also in the archives at: 

Subconscious Connections 

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Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

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