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The song, originally performed in a more blues-oriented style, was inspired by artists such as Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy. Two versions of the song were recorded, with Demolition - The Kinks - You Really Got Me second performance being used for the final single.
Although it was rumoured that future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page had performed the song's guitar solo, the myth has since been proven false. Built around a guitar riff played by Dave Daviesthe song's lyrics were described by Dave as "a love song for street kids. The song became the group's breakthrough hit; it established them as one of the top British Invasion acts in the United States, reaching number seven there later in the year.
American rock band Van Halen adapted the song for their self-titled debut album ; it was released as their first single and peaked at 36 on the Billboard Hot It was one of the first five I ever came up with. Ballard later remembered, "It was quite a small, pokey, Victorian Terrace, a bit scruffy, and in the hallway they had an upright piano.
Ray sat down and plonked out, 'Der-der, der, Der-der! Ray, initially planning for the song to be a "more laid-back number", later played the chords of the song to brother Dave Davies, the Kinks' lead guitarist. However, upon hearing the track, Dave decided that the riff would be much more powerful on a guitar. It's written originally around a sax line Dave Ammaranth (Of The Feeding And Consumation Of Blood) - Akhkharu - Nos Noctium Dominarium up playing the sax line in fuzz guitar and it took the song a step further.
The song was recorded by the Kinks at least twice in the summer of The band's demo was in a "bluesy" style, while a full studio version recorded in June was slower and less emphatic than the final single. The band wanted to rerecord the song, but their record company Pye refused to fund another session on the grounds that the band's first two singles had failed to chart. Davies later said, "I was floundering around trying to find an identity. It was in that I managed to do that, to be able to justify myself and say, 'I exist, I'm here.
The influential distortion sound of the guitar track was created after guitarist Dave Davies sliced the speaker cone of his guitar amplifier with a razor blade and poked it with a pin.
Dave wrote on his Facebook page, "My brother is lying. I don't know why he does this but it was my Elpico amp that I bought and out of frustration I cut the speaker cone up with a razor blade and I was so shocked and surprised and excited that it worked that I demonstrated the sound to Ray and [Kinks bassist] Pete [Quaife] … Ray liked Eleven - Two Nice Girls - Chloe Liked Olivia sound and he had written a riff on the piano which formed the basis of the song 'You Really Got Me' and I played the riff on my guitar with my new sound.
I alone created this sound. According to AK4711 - Macht Nix Kinks' releases Demolition - The Kinks - You Really Got Me give full official performance credits of the track, group members Ray Davies vocals and rhythm guitarDave Davies lead guitarPete Quaife bass are joined by session men Bobby Graham drumsand Arthur Greenslade piano.
The guitar solo on the recording has been the subject of the persistent myth that it was not played by the Kinks' lead guitarist Dave Davies, but by then-session player Jimmy Pagewho later joined the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
Among those claiming Page played lead guitar was Jon Lord of Deep Purplewho also claimed to play piano on the track. Shel Talmythe producer on the track, has gone on record and put the controversy to rest in an interview with Ennio Morricone - Il Diavolo Nel Cervello Guardiansaying "contrary to myth, Jimmy didn't play on 'You Really Got Me'.
That's all I'm going to say about it. In his autobiographical release The Storyteller Ray Davies discusses the guitar solo. He confirms that his brother Dave played the solo and it was preceded by some bantering between the two:. Halfway through the song it was time for Dave's guitar solo. This Demolition - The Kinks - You Really Got Me had to be right.
So I shouted across the studio to Dave, give him encouragement. But I seemed to spoil his concentration. He looked at me with a dazed expression. Halfway through the song, after the second chorus, before the guitar solo, there's a drum break.
Boo ka, boo boo ka, boo ka, boo boo. And in the background you can hear 'fuck off'. You can, you can. When I did the vocal I tried to cover it up by going 'Oh no', but in the background you still hear it 'fuck off'. And it's even clearer on CD, it's really embarrassing.
I think, in all humility, it was the first heavy guitar riff rock record. Just because of the sound—if you played it on a ukulele, Mi Mayor Atraccion - Tony Dize - La Melodia De La Calle (Updated) might Demolition - The Kinks - You Really Got Me have been so powerful.
The lyrics of the song are about lust and sex. It's a love song for street kids. They're not going to wine and dine you, even if they knew how to chat you up. Eventually, the song climbed to the top of the British charts, the band's first single to do so. Plans for Ray to sing Demolition - The Kinks - You Really Got Me of the song in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese for their respective markets were proposed by Shel Talmy, but they never materialized.
Upon release, the single received a positive review from Record Mirrorwhich said, "Highly promising group with strong guitar sound and a compact sort of vocal performance. Mid-tempo but bustling song should sell well. I like these records that sound as if they've gone into a recording studio and done what they wanted to on the spot.
It's a good chance of being a big hit. Pete Townshend of the Whoa band also produced by Talmy at that time, has stated that their first single, " I Can't Explain ", was influenced by the Kinks' work at the time. When we played 'You Really Got Me' people actually took notice. They realised we had something original. The Kinks continued to perform successfully for over 30 years through many musical styles, but "You Really Got Me" remained a mainstay in concert.
This version, following the minor success of the same album's live version of " Lola Demolition - The Kinks - You Really Got Me , was released as a single in America, backed with the live take of Low Budget's " Attitude ". Other live renditions of "You Really Got Me" have also been released. As the band's first single, it was a popular radio hit which helped jump-start the band's career,  as it had done for the Kinks 14 years earlier.
This version, which was cited by Eddie Van Halen as an "updated" version of the original, featured "histrionic" guitar playing by Eddie Van Halen and "vocal shenanigans" by David Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz Roth. On the radio, it is often featured with " Eruption ", the instrumental that precedes it on the album, as an intro.
The song was released as a single as a result of an encounter between Eddie Van Halen and members of the band Angel. As a result, the song was rush-released as a single before Angel could do so.
He said, "It kind of bummed me out that Ted [Templeman] wanted our first single to be someone else's tune. I would have maybe picked "Jamie's Cryin ' ", just because it was our own. The Kinks' Dave Davies has claimed to dislike Van Halen's rendition of the song, saying Demolition - The Kinks - You Really Got Me the thing: good art isn't always about having the comfiest technique.
I shouldn't encourage him, but I'm sure Eddie Van Halen played better when he was drunk. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Song first Czekam Na Okres - Various - Szkoła Życia by the Kinks in We did it differently on the record because [this original version] was really rather uncommercial.
It could have been done in waltz time and it would have been a hit. We were really surprised when 'You Really Got Me' was a hit. Why wasn't our last disc, ' Lepoglava - Magazin - Paaa.? Still Want Me '?
Because it wasn't any good. We didn't like it much We write for ourselves now. Archived from the original on 21 April Retrieved 7 February The Storyteller Sound recording. The Guardian. Retrieved 24 June Sound on Sound. ABC News Radio. Retrieved 5 August Sanctuary Records.
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