Part 66 of my countdown is the Kinks again, this time with “Sunny Afternoon,” from Face to Face. This is a boozy depressed sunny pop song about the downside of being a rich famous rock star. The tax man took all his money, his girlfriend left and stole his car, and Ray’s got nothing left but a sunny afternoon, writing some of the world’s greatest pop music apparently. The funny thing about this video is the irony of them performing the song on a freezing cold snowy day, adding to the songs dripping sarcasm and irony, which is great. And of course its great, its the KINKS! One of the greatest bands of all time! I’m just happy to give them a home to hang out in on my site for everyone to watch while they straighten out their financial situation.
Tags: 60s pop, 60s rock, British Invasion, British Rock, Dave Davies, England, Face to Face, Mick Avory, Pete Quaife, psychedelic rock, pyschedelic pop, Ray Davies, Rock and Roll, The Kinks, willie simpson