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|EUGENE MARTONE VS. JACK BUTLER|
|DAVE DAVIES: ‘AFL1-3603’|
In 1980, I heard a song on Los Angeles FM radio titled ‘NOTHIN’ MORE TO LOSE’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0X7oQ8plc). It was from the Dave Davies solo album ‘AFL1-3603’. This was a seriously arse-kickin’ song and it (temporarily) replaced Waylon Jennings’ ‘I’VE ALWAYS BEEN CRAZY’ as my personal theme song. I remember being in a record store with my buddy Marty and I wanted that album NOW! But I didn’t have enough money in my wallet, so Marty, my generous friend, purchased the album for me. I went home and cranked that song up to eleven for about the next eleven months! It didn’t kick-start my acting career like I’d hoped, but I can still feel the fire when I hear it cranked up to eleven. Man! All these decades later and that song STILL kicks Royal Ass! It’s like ‘Punk Rock Meets Musicianship!’
To my ears, early Kinks songs have that loose “Garage Punk” sound that often appealed to me. And because their later songs had such a “theatrical” aspect to them, I subconsciously associated The Kinks with The Tubes. Maybe it’s a LOLA-MONDO BONDAGE kind of thing. No, wait! A KINK in my TUBE socks? Then again, it could just be a ‘White Punks On Dope’ connection. I dunno. Mind works in mysterious ways.
|GODZILLA VS. KING KONG|
|RIDDLER VS. BATMAN|