Davies, Ray / Americana
Album: Americana   Collection:General
Artist:Davies, Ray   Added:Jul 2017
Label:Legacy  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-08-17 Pull Date: 2017-10-19
Week Ending: Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3
Airplays: 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 31, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
Poetry
4. May 15, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
Rock N Roll Cowboys
2. Jul 29, 2022: KZSU Time Traveler
Americana
5. May 13, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
Rock N Roll Cowboys
3. Sep 24, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler
Poetry
6. Jan 29, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler
Poetry

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2017-08-09
Ray Davies, “Americana”
Label: Legacy Records
Reviewed by: Kim Walter

Sixth solo album from the former superstar front man of the English band the KINKS. This album is quirky and fun, but also a bit stilted and conflicting as times. Take #4 for example. I like the early Bowie sound, but find the lyrics a tad over the top. Ray Davies is a legend, but I don’t think that this album represents his best work. It seems to me that he may just be trying too hard to truly be part of the Americana scene. Best: 2, 4, 9, 11, 13.

1. med – gentle rock & roll, not bad, not exceptional
2. slow – old David Bowie vibe, talk at both ends of song
3. med – awesome lyrics, mediocre song
4. slow – dreamy acoustic song with female singer as well
5.
6. med – live blues vibe
7. slow – spoken word, reminds me of Donovan
8. med – sounds like a comfortable musical style for Ray (ie routine, easy, boring…)
9. med – unique sound on album, sounds almost like protest music
10. slow – mostly spoken word
11. slow – bluesy Americana sound, **best song on album
12. slow/med – dreamy sounding song

Track Listing
1. Americana   8. Rock N Roll Cowboys
2. The Deal   9. Change For Change
3. Poetry   10. The Man Upstairs
4. Message From The Road   11. I've Heard That Beat Before
5. A Place In Your Heart   12. A Long Drive To Tarzana
6. The Mystery Room   13. The Great Highway
7. Silent Movie   14. The Invaders
  15. Wings Of Fantasy