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A daily look at two of the greatest musical acts of all time. Every day, host Tony Frye will tackle one song from The Beatles or The Kinks and discuss aspects related to music theory, cultural impact, or just his own love of the song.

A daily look at two of the greatest musical acts of all time. Every day, host Tony Frye will tackle one song from The Beatles or The Kinks and discuss aspects related to music theory, cultural impact, or just his own love of the song.
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United States

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A daily look at two of the greatest musical acts of all time. Every day, host Tony Frye will tackle one song from The Beatles or The Kinks and discuss aspects related to music theory, cultural impact, or just his own love of the song.

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English


Episodes

Over My Head

1/17/2020
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Ray Davies released some of his finest material on his solo albums, including this song which is funky and poppy, and beautiful all at once.

Duration:00:11:37

Got To Get You Into My Life

1/16/2020
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The evolution of this song from early takes to final release proves that The Beatles were never opposed to new ideas or scrapping work for a better product.

Duration:00:14:40

All Day and All of the Night

1/15/2020
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One of the Kinks' biggest hits and a staple of classic rock and roll. Incidentally, also one of the Doors' biggest hits.

Duration:00:14:33

Ob La Di, Ob La Da

1/14/2020
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More time was devoted to recording this one song than was devoted to the entirety of The Beatles' first album.

Duration:00:14:06

Imagination's Real

1/13/2020
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This single off of Dave Davies' first solo album finds him in his best voice and most creative musically.

Duration:00:09:32

I'm a Loser

1/10/2020
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Often cited as John's first introspective song, this country ditty was recorded remarkably fast for the Beatles For Sale album.

Duration:00:13:01

Live Life

1/9/2020
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This Kinks song features two musicians who aren't truly Kinks members, a stale guitar riff, and one of Dave's most shredding solos.

Duration:00:11:35

I Me Mine

1/8/2020
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It's rare for The Beatles to release a heavy bluesy waltz with a bridge in 12/16 time but, the one time they do it, it really works well.

Duration:00:14:42

End of the Season

1/7/2020
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Nobody writes a slow swing song about the depression following the end of a sporting season quite like Ray Davies.

Duration:00:13:40

For No One

1/6/2020
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A Paul McCartney song so beautiful even John Lennon had to admit he liked it. For No One is a baroque pop masterpiece.

Duration:00:18:13

The Contenders

1/3/2020
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The Contenders opens one of The Kinks' finest albums with a bluesy rock that doesn't last nearly long enough.

Duration:00:16:35

Love Me Do

1/2/2020
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It may be a simple song with simple lyrics but it took The Beatles three different sessions with three different drummers to get it right.

Duration:00:14:02

Waterloo Sunset

1/1/2020
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It's regarded by many as the prettiest song Ray Davies ever wrote. Others consider it the prettiest song anyone ever wrote. Regardless, Waterloo Sunset is a perfect song and a Kinks masterpiece.

Duration:00:20:28

Ding Dong, Ding Dong

12/31/2019
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George Harrison scored a minor hit in the mid 1970s with this New Year treat but one must wonder how it could have charted if he didn't wait until the end of December to release it.

Duration:00:15:20

Juke Box Music

12/30/2019
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In Juke Box Music, Ray Davies took three chords and churned out one of the band's best juke box songs of the era.

Duration:00:14:34

We Got Married

12/27/2019
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I'm sorry but when you get David Gilmour to play on your record, you have to give him more than power chords to play. We Got Married should have an epic Gilmour solo but, alas, it does not.

Duration:00:14:34

Mr Churchill Says

12/26/2019
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Ray Davies does not get enough recognition for his ability to fuse two or more seemingly independent songs into one majestic track like Mr Churchill Says.

Duration:00:14:08

I Wanna Be Santa Claus

12/25/2019
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It's a fun little Christmas tune that perfectly suits Ringo's voice and production style.

Duration:00:10:02

Father Christmas

12/24/2019
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Only Ray Davies could write a rocker that was both sweet and cynical, festive and anti-Christmas all rolled up into one.

Duration:00:14:55

All I've Got To Do

12/23/2019
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This obscure early album track by The Beatles is filled with curiosities and spectacular moments but it often forgotten by casual fans of the band.

Duration:00:16:40