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Number 43

The Kinks - Autumn Almanac (PYE 7N.17405 - 1967)

The Kinks produced many great singles in the mid to late 1960s, any of which could be chosen for this series of Singled Out records. After the early rock singles such as You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night, Ray Davies began writing social commentaries, with a more acoustic feel, which both reflected the times, the places and the mood of the 1960s, but with some degree of kitchen sink reality. Autumn Almanac however, showed a more whimsical side to Ray Davies' writing, which seemed to almost parody the band in a sort of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band fashion, complete with brass band and typically English sing-a-long mid-section with roast beef on Sundays, football and holidays in Blackpool.