Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Kinks: Father Christmas

I love the Kinks.

Here they are, lip-syncing on German TV. Heh.

This song is pretty popular on the radio - I'm not highlighting something you don't know. But I always loved it. It's got that Kinks cheery cynicism to it. A touch of harsh, sad reality without losing a bit of optimism in the mix. Like the lonely guy in Waterloo Sunset looking out on the world, you've got this guy who wants to believe in Christmas and all it stands for. And some rough kids who'd like that too, but have more direct needs than cheer and season's greetings. Plus it's catchy. Can't beat catchy.

And like I said in the past few days, it's one of the songs I played a lot for my students in Japan.

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