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Friday, December 08, 2006 |
( 12/08/2006 01:18:00 PM ) Bill S.
"JUST REMEMBER THE KIDS WHO'VE GOT NOTHING . . ." – Happily caught a BBC Classics broadcast of the Kinks' Old Grey Whistle Test Chistmas Concert last night on Classic VH-1. The concert was from 1977, so three songs from the then-current Sleepwalker were showcased – along with the expected medley of hits and a wonderful version of the band's seventies concert staple, "Skin And Bones." Show was capped by Ray Douglas Davies in a Santa suit doing "Father Christmas," with the song's final line about remembering those less fortunate replaced by the singer in favor of an entreaty to once more give it up for the band! Ah well, even when he messes with it, it's still a great Xmas song . . .