Friday, December 29, 2017

The Kinks - Dec. 31, 1980

Ring in the New Year...

As 1980 turned into 81, the 'Kinks rang in the new year with a broadcasted show from New York's Palladium. Remember when that sort of thing used to happen? I don't, because I'm young, but it's cool it did since there's a bunch of primo bootlegs floating around from this interesting practice.

On this night, the Kinks break out a pretty fun set. There's a fun medley of "Where Have All the Good Times Gone > Tired of Waiting For You," a few newer tunes ("Give the People What They Want," "Superman") a few B-sides ("I'm Not Like Everybody Else") and Dave gets a chance to play some stuff from his underrated self titled LP. You know, the one with a really big bar code on the cover. The DJs even interrupt a song to announce the new year.

As far as shows go, it's pretty fun. Were Davies and company always this much fun? I dunno. I asked an acquaintance who saw them live at Maple Leaf Gardens around this time what they remembered and they told me about how some guy stood up on the seat in front of them for the whole show. Maybe I should send them a copy of this set...

1 comment:

M.D. Milner said...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/6030rgzzo69gk93/K-_NYE80.zip