Kinks Legend Dave Davies To Release New Album 'I Will Be Me'
Kinks Legend Dave Davies To Release New Album 'I Will Be
The man who forever changed the sound of rock 'n' roll when he
invented distortion, Kink's legend Dave Davies,
has recorded a brand new solo album of all original material! To be
released on Cleopatra
Records on June 4th , 'I Will Be Me' features
guest appearances by The Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning UK
blues guitarist Oli Brown, Chris Spedding, US stoner rock band Dead
Meadow, Aussie rockers The Art, Geri X and others! In support of
Dave's new album release, a special engagement of Live performances
in New York and Los Angeles are scheduled for the end of May to
mid-June! (see below for complete list of shows)
Dave Davies founded the Kinks in the early 1960s and forever
changed music after he sliced up the speaker cone of a little green
amp and created a revolutionary, distorted guitar tone and frenetic
solo on the song "You Really Got Me". Musicologist Joe Harrington
described the Kinks influence: " 'You Really Got Me', 'All Day And
All Of The Night' ... were predecessors of the whole three-chord
genre ... The Kinks did a lot to help turn rock n roll into rock."
In 1998, writer Bill Crowley wrote, "As lead guitarist and founder
of The Kinks, Dave Davies is one of the most unpredictable and
original forces in rock, without whom guitar-rock styles including
heavy metal and punk would have been inconceivable. A member of the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dave's massive guitar sounds have
inspired bands from Van Halen to Green Day."
Dave's new album 'I Will Be Me' is a return to his
groundbreaking guitar sound and innovative songwriting. His
classically English voice shows off a new depth but still hits his
famous high notes in this collection. The hard rocking track
"Livin' In The Past", takes a look at obsession with all things
retro but, ever the Mod, Dave surprises with the lyric, "No matter
what they do or say, the future's here to stay!" He takes a look
back with "Little Green Amp", a playful, punk homage to days when
his jagged, blues driven sound wave ripped ahead of the British
Invasion through stereos the world over. "Cote du Rhone (I Will Be
Me)", an uncensored look at ugliness in the world today, is as
angry and biting as any song in Dave's repertoire with an
innovative yet heavy slide guitar tone. Soothing lyrics and sounds
of Jonathan Lea's sitar playing on "Healing Boy" show Dave's
sensitive side. In a recent radio interview he said, "Rock music is
a positive force for good." This hopeful and optimistic vision
manifests and bridges themes personal, social and universal in
'I Will Be Me'.
'I Will Be Me'
1. Little Green Amp
2. Livin' In The Past
3. The Healing Boy
4. Midnight In L.A.
5. In The Mainframe
6. Energy Fields
7. When I First Saw You
8. The Actress
9. Erotic Neurotic
10. You Can Break My Heart
11. Walker Through The Worlds
12. Remember The Future
13. Cote Du Rhone (I Will Be Me)
Dave Davies tour dates:
May 27, 28 & 29 - City Winery -New York,NY
May 30 - TheBull Run- Shirley, MA
May 31 - Infinity Hall -Norfolk, CT
June 1 - Musikfest Cafe -Bethlehem,PA
June 2 - The Arcada Theatre -St. Charles,IL
June 6 - Sainte Rocke -Hermosa Beach,CA
June 7 - Coach House -San Juan Capistrano,CA
June 9 - The Canyon Club -Agoura Hills,CA
June 11-DelMar Fairgrounds -DelMar, CA
Dave Davies -' I Will Be
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