Ray(mond Douglas) Davies Allan Jones - Essay

Allan Jones

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Raymond Douglas Davies is a metaphorical continent, removed from the archetypal macho-monster breathing blood and venom upon his audience as he carves a violent passage through their collective consciousness. Rather, he has the breezy bravado of a comic turn in an end-of-the-pier revue….

Raymond Douglas Davies is unique….

The Kinks' third single … was an event of some significance: the raw power and indefatigable exuberance of "You Really Got Me" … virtually introduced the genre of heavy metal in one devastating three-minute explosion of rabid sexual energy.

Ray Davies followed "You Really Got Me" with a further seven singles cast principally in the same...

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