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The Kinks — You Really Got Me (live)
Album: To the Bone
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Released: 1994
Length: 3:23
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Girl, you really got me goin'
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin'
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin', now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me

See, don't ever set me free
I always wanna be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin', now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me
Oh, no

See, don't ever set me free
I always wanna be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin', now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me
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Game changer.
 Misterfixit wrote:
insouciant mammary glands
 
That would be a great band name, wouldn't it?
 marcoshs wrote:
I think it would be said: Foo Fighters sounds like these guys ;)
 

idiot_wind wrote:

Boy oh boy...these guys sound like the Foo Fighters.  



 

 
I promise you the KINKS sound 5 times better than the totally overrated Foo Fighters!
WONDERFUL!
 Misterfixit wrote:
I was there. It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back. The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the anonymous spittle dripping from the ends. And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back. If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ... Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...
 
In my experience...whenever I have had enormous tits slapping my back at a Kinks concert, the chicks have usually been really fat and ugly, hence distracting from one of the greatest bands in history and totally blowing the ambience of the entire evening :^ /
Imma go ahead and say this and then you can get back to your song. Van Halen did this song better.
 Misterfixit wrote:
I was there. It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back. The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the anonymous spittle dripping from the ends. And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back. If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ... Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...
 
I would have turned around.
 Misterfixit wrote:
I was there. It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back. The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the anonymous spittle dripping from the ends. And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back. If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ... Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...
 
Sadly, there is no emoticon for hysterical laughter heavily tinged with envy. So un-PC, MisterF. (you jammy bas... {#Roflol} )
I think it would be said: Foo Fighters sounds like these guys ;)
 

idiot_wind wrote:

Boy oh boy...these guys sound like the Foo Fighters.  



 


Boy oh boy...these guys sound like the Foo Fighters.  


An ode to naughtiness while alone?

 
Lazarus wrote:

The Burden

I carry this weight
like two trollops dangling from a cord
wrapped around my waist,
two sloe-eyed gamblers
pulling me to the races,
reckless, breathless, demanding
release from their cloth cage.

We three are ultimately alone
with our arguments, this tag-team of hoodlums
versus my concentration.
The distractions are clockwork—
the second hand sweeps the soft terrain
while only five fingers remain free to type,
each hand separate yet in constant exploration,
one by touch
the other by temperament.
(My sangfroid here is feigned.
Touch me now I tremble.)

Might my tumescence ever become an ethereal expansion,
elevate to a plane beyond mere biological mechanisms,
mere animal husbandry?
Not in the presence of this effervescent duo,
I doubt.
They always drag me back.
I am 2/3 horse, one part man.
Two against one.
My essence distilled fills my hands.



 


 Lazarus wrote:

The Burden

I carry this weight
like two trollops dangling from a cord
wrapped around my waist,
two sloe-eyed gamblers
pulling me to the races,
reckless, breathless, demanding
release from their cloth cage.

We three are ultimately alone
with our arguments, this tag-team of hoodlums
versus my concentration.
The distractions are clockwork—
the second hand sweeps the soft terrain
while only five fingers remain free to type,
each hand separate yet in constant exploration,
one by touch
the other by temperament.
(My sangfroid here is feigned.
Touch me now I tremble.)

Might my tumescence ever become an ethereal expansion,
elevate to a plane beyond mere biological mechanisms,
mere animal husbandry?
Not in the presence of this effervescent duo,
I doubt.
They always drag me back.
I am 2/3 horse, one part man.
Two against one.
My essence distilled fills my hands.



 
Try googling "like two trollops dangling from a cord "


This new fangled googlie thang is amazing. 
Posted: Feb 03, 2012 - 13:00
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 Misterfixit wrote:
I was there.  It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back.  The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the anonymous spittle dripping from the ends.  And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back. If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ... Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...
  Heaven...


Nope, that lies a little further south. 
This live version of The Kinks almost sounds like an answer to Van Halen's version. I like the garage sound of the original best. The Kinks / Ray Davies were always masters of (typically English?) understatement and irony and not so much this overblown arena rock, IMO. 
Saw Kinks in early 80 at LA Amphitheatre. They kept teasing the crowd with the opening rifts of this all night and then knocked it out of the park. I was sitting in last room for warm up band ToTo. A couple came up the ailse after the warm up and asked if I wanted thier tickets. They sais if was closer than mine. They were right 10th row dead centre.
 offroadbiker wrote:
When this song started playing I thought, "Wait a second?  Is this WIND-FM or Radio Paradise?"  And then, thank the lord, the vocals kicked in and I realized it wasn't Van Halen.  Whew!  I'm feeling much better now.
 

Yea except I would prefer some classic David Lee Roth lead Van Halen over the Kinks anyday!
When this song started playing I thought, "Wait a second?  Is this WIND-FM or Radio Paradise?"  And then, thank the lord, the vocals kicked in and I realized it wasn't Van Halen.  Whew!  I'm feeling much better now.


 Misterfixit wrote:
I was there. It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back. The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the anonymous spittle dripping from the ends. And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back. If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ... Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...
 
Heaven...

 eastcoast wrote:
Didn't Sanjaiya do this song?
 
He tried. {#No}


 eastcoast wrote:
Didn't Sanjaiya do this song?
 
Van Halen!

Misterfixit wrote:
With Enormous Titties Slapping Your Back all the way to Holland
:bounce: But why Holland? :eek:
HazzeSwede wrote:
Classic.Live,Loud,must be #9.
With Enormous Titties Slapping Your Back all the way to Holland
Classic.Live,Loud,must be #9.
eskles wrote:
Hmmm. I wonder when that was. I saw the Kinks at the Whiskey in L.A. many, many years ago and didn't notice them being that loud. Of course, the caveat is that previously, I had seen Black Sabbath in the same club using their arena amps - could it be my hearing was never the same?
I saw the Kinks in an outdoor amphiteatre in the 80s and I remember it being incredibly loud. We took a bio break then didn't go back to our seats and sat on the lawn and enjoyed it more. Yeah, I know, wimpy. Fortunately the mounted police had earmuffs on the horses. :music:
Misterfixit wrote:
I was there. It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back. The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the autonomous spittle dripping from the ends. And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back. If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ... Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...
:roflol:
Misterfixit wrote:
I was there. It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back. The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the autonomous spittle dripping from the ends. And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back. If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ... Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...
I am jealous brother.
madaxeman wrote:
I like that,I wish I'd been there.
I was there. It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back. The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the anonymous spittle dripping from the ends. And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back. If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ... Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...
daveesh wrote:
i could have sworn this was on "one for the road."
You can tell this is from the 90's because it is a bit slower than the late 70's early 80's Kinks. More true to the original!!!. God Save The Kinks!!!!!!
This definitely kicks ass! :bananajam: :drummer: :guitarist: :dancingbanana_2:
Didn't Sanjaiya do this song? :mrgreen:
i could have sworn this was on "one for the road."
Kinks version-THE BEST-live-even better
How do you rate a song that you love when the call and response makes you want to drive a steel bolt through your head. That is a real poser.
Brilliant match up to John Hiatt! It felt like another band jumped on stage and uped the intensity!
oppositelock wrote:
Yep, I think the Kinks were one of the loudest bands I have ever heard. Surprised and impressed. :cool:
Hmmm. I wonder when that was. I saw the Kinks at the Whiskey in L.A. many, many years ago and didn't notice them being that loud. Of course, the caveat is that previously, I had seen Black Sabbath in the same club using their arena amps - could it be my hearing was never the same?
Agent510 wrote:
Sanjaya was better. :cheesygrin:
:cheers: :cheers: cheers
THE BEST - van halen were wannabes
Sanjaya was better.
kazuma wrote:
AARGH NOOOOOOOOOOO, not the dreaded audience singalong ...
I'm with you on that one. Number one reason I prefer album versions to live versions - the audience. If I wasn't in the audience, I don't want to hear them, neh?
I like that,I wish I'd been there.
very nice.
ROCK ON CHEESE DOODLE!!!! :dancingbanana_2: :cheers: :sunny:
AARGH NOOOOOOOOOOO, not the dreaded audience singalong ... :stop:
I had to come and check it out because I thought it was Adam Sandler singing. Phew, it was just the live version, but Adam Sandler sounds amazingly like this when singing.
volvo245 wrote:
This version gets a "5". Only Van Halen's version rates a "10" :nyah: There used to be this great band called Van Halen, now there's a really crappy band using the same name, what gives?
LMAO and stop your sobbing! True genius considering tune was written in 1964. I believe story goes that record execs didnt like the tune originally as guitars sounded like a "barking dog." The Davies bros explained that's exactly the sound they wanted! Yeah, I'm really looking fwd to that VH reunion tour :beat:
Meh, this cut is so tired . . . used to love this but now its just boring.
topcat wrote:
The Kinks hold the all time record for the loudest concert ever - something like 140 dB.... :yell:
Yep, I think the Kinks were one of the loudest bands I have ever heard. Surprised and impressed. :cool:
Woah... Transition from John Hiatt to this ...and it works. Kudos Bill!
This version gets a "5". Only Van Halen's version rates a "10" :nyah: There used to be this great band called Van Halen, now there's a really crappy band using the same name, what gives?
peterata wrote:
I hate to rate it 'acceptable' but this version... well, they've just ruined a classic.
Could be worse. That obnoxious car commercial with the dolls and Van Halen's version could be back on the air again. :eek:
I hate to rate it 'acceptable' but this version... well, they've just ruined a classic.
dogdokken wrote:
That'd be cool! Or, like, New Kids on the Block, Michael Bolton, AFI, and like Good Charlotte would be totally awesome!
hey, at least it's not van halen.
Oh, yes, I remember! :dance:
tony620d wrote:
whats next, enya?
That'd be cool! Or, like, New Kids on the Block, Michael Bolton, AFI, and like Good Charlotte would be totally awesome!
Exactly "her" intention. :mrgreen:
highwindows wrote:
Have just logged on to late to have heard this live version live (!!) - however whilst clearly betraying my advancing years, who can forget how truly SENSATIONAL this sounded when first released. IMHO in the same league, for causing your jaw to drop on first hearing as say; Purple Haze, Can't Explain, Wuthering heights, Strawberry fields.
I'd add The Clash's London Calling to that eclectic list of jaw droppers.
tony620d wrote:
whats next, enya?
what's the story, morning glory?
Kinks have always been overlooked. The really kick a**.
highwindows wrote:
Have just logged on to late to have heard this live version live (!!) - however whilst clearly betraying my advancing years, who can forget how truly SENSATIONAL this sounded when first released. IMHO in the same league, for causing your jaw to drop on first hearing as say; Purple Haze, Can't Explain, Wuthering heights, Strawberry fields.
I'm with you 100%. (Finally someone older than me on RP!)
Have just logged on to late to have heard this live version live (!!) - however whilst clearly betraying my advancing years, who can forget how truly SENSATIONAL this sounded when first released. IMHO in the same league, for causing your jaw to drop on first hearing as say; Purple Haze, Can't Explain, Wuthering heights, Strawberry fields.
drife wrote:
A performance I would expect to see at any state fair. Utterly forgettable.
Nice reference. Definitely a battle of the bands ending there...
A performance I would expect to see at any state fair. Utterly forgettable.
One of the best rock n' roll songs of all time.
whats next, enya?
Sobient wrote:
A jetplane taking off is like 120-140dB. The human pain threshold is 110dB. So...i guess the Kinks had to pay a nice hospital bill for all their fans, cause nobody has ears that can withstand such noise, unless you wear some protection.
The Who made the Guinness Book of World Records for loudest concert for a show in London on May 31, 1976. The record was beaten several times before Guinness stopped listing it because too many people were losing their hearing.
topcat wrote:
The Kinks hold the all time record for the loudest concert ever - something like 140 dB.... :yell:
A jetplane taking off is like 120-140dB. The human pain threshold is 110dB. So...i guess the Kinks had to pay a nice hospital bill for all their fans, cause nobody has ears that can withstand such noise, unless you wear some protection.
jerseygirl wrote:
soooooooooooooo tired of this song - live or served up on a gold platter. OVERPLAYED any way you slice it.
I am, too! Good once, but now, everyone seems to play it. And play it. And play it. Oy!
soooooooooooooo tired of this song - live or served up on a gold platter. OVERPLAYED any way you slice it.
hot classic.
:guitarist: :guitarist: :drummer: :music: got to see the Kinks in LA in late 70's actually opened up for Tom Petty -- fond memory!!
Thanks Bill--I just youthened 35 years!
topcat wrote:
The Kinks hold the all time record for the loudest concert ever - something like 140 dB....
THAT explains the ringing in my ears all these years later. Huh? I last saw them on their Road tour ('88ish?), and they still had it. Anyone seen them (or some part) more recently? Excellent tune, though not the deepest cut I could imagine.
The Kinks hold the all time record for the loudest concert ever - something like 140 dB.... :yell:
THis song rocks my socks. I'd agree that it's at least as good if not better than the studio version.
You know, I almost always come out in favor of studio recordings as opposed to live recordings, but this really kicks a*. Makes you wish you'd a been there.
Johray63 wrote:
Coming from Ray Davis that must have been irony! The Kinks had their break-through with the song when the Van Halen lads were still wearing nappies. You can say they were responsible for the song's "come-back" though.
But can he jump and look as good in handkerchiefs as DLR? :-)
:guitarist: :yell: :drummer: :bounce: :music:
klassisk
I like the studio version a LOT better--it's a 10.
Mack wrote:
Oh Yeah!
Yello does that song
I've always been a big fan of the Kinks and Ray Davies, but this song does nothing to showcase Ray's often brilliant songwriting. Maybe a decent cut to finish up a live show with a bang, but it's just a so-so song, and has run its course on FM over the years. Don't draw any conclusions about these guys from this song if you're not familiar with much of their other material... it's certainly not their best work, and with such a deep catalog to draw from, it's a shame a lot of their other, better stuff never got much airplay.
TopJimmy wrote:
Even Ray Davies used to introduce this song in concert as " the song that Van Halen made famous."
Coming from Ray Davis that must have been irony! The Kinks had their break-through with the song when the Van Halen lads were still wearing nappies. You can say they were responsible for the song's "come-back" though.
Oh Yeah!
rulebritannia wrote:
It's just possible JP is right. He broke more ground than anyone other than Hendrix and did the best guitar works on tracks from Beck to Donavan. He was the top session guitarist in the UK before Led Zep and the first major rock star to produce his own albums. Well, maybe I'm biased. Jimmy is a neighbor and a hell of a nice guy. Hard to imagine. Anyway, I like this "rock" version of the Kinks.
not to bad having jimmy page as neighbor! Mine is the singer of Soundtrack of our lives! =)
sweet_william wrote:
A few years ago, I heard Jimmy Page take credit for playing the solo guitar licks on the original release, way back when, saying Dave Davies didn't have the chops to make such an elaborate recording. Soon he'll be taking credit for Voodoo Chile. When will the madness stop? :frustrated: :cry:
It's likely JP is right. He broke more ground than anyone other than Hendrix and did the best guitar works on tracks from Beck to Donavan. He was the top session guitarist in the UK by the mid '60s and the first major rock star to produce his own albums. Well, maybe I'm biased. Jimmy is a neighbor and a hell of a nice and, believe it or not, modest guy. Hard to imagine. Anyway, I like this "rock" version of the Kinks.
TopJimmy wrote:
Even Ray Davies used to introduce this song in concert as " the song that Van Halen made famous."
Are you sure he didn't say "the song that made Van Halen famous"?
unfortunatley, i'm afraid that i've already heard this one (live or studio version) far more than enough for one lifetime. great song, but...
MysticMilt wrote:
Holy crap. That was fierce! Makes me sad I never went to a Kinks concert.
Was thinking it must have been crazed on the floor at this show.
Holy crap. That was fierce! Makes me sad I never went to a Kinks concert.
This is like drinking a massive cup of espresso....
Even Ray Davies used to introduce this song in concert as " the song that Van Halen made famous." KevinM wrote:
The Van Halen version is much better.
skindy wrote:
WOO-HOO! This version makes me all randy!!! :guitarist: :jump: :tongue:
:lol:
KevinM wrote:
The Van Halen version is much better.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! And you know, I really think that William Shatner's cover of "Rocket Man" blows away Elton John's version... :drunk:
Wow. The Police's "Roxanne" and The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" within a few songs of each other. Can't wait until "Freebird" comes on!! :sleep:
Yep...definite classic :guitarist: :drummer: :jump: :guitarist:
WOO-HOO! This version makes me all randy!!! :guitarist: :jump: :tongue:
If the rock purists here have to live with the incursions of trance, ambient, techno, new acoustic, jazz fusion, world music,etc. (all of which I tend to favour) I guess I can live with this. :roll: :lol:
dmax was right!!! This song was meant to "understated," as only 801 could do it. Really GOT That?? Always a CLASSIC!!!
Originally Posted by sweet_william: A few years ago, I heard Jimmy Page take credit for playing the solo guitar licks on the original release, way back when, saying Dave Davies didn't have the chops to make such an elaborate recording. Soon he'll be taking credit for Voodoo Chile. When will the madness stop? :frustrated: :cry:
A few years ago, I heard Jimmy Page take credit for playing the solo guitar licks on the original release, way back when, saying Dave Davies didn\'t have the chops to make such an elaborate recording. Soon he\'ll be taking credit for Voodoo Chile. When will the madness stop? :frustrated: :cry:
A great cover of an 801 song! The best version is on 801 Live.
Originally Posted by KevinM: The Van Halen version is much better.
I don't know WHAT you're smoking, but I want some. It's very hallucinogenic. :moon:
Van Halen my foot! This is the way this song was meant to sound.
Originally Posted by RParadise: Van Halen nearly destroyed this song in my opinion. This is a live version I have never heard before, but I think it kicks. They were such a rockin' Rock band.
Heh...The lead-in to this live version is a sad attempt to imitate "Eruption".....I like both versions ( and the original too)
Van Halen nearly destroyed this song in my opinion. This is a live version I have never heard before, but I think it kicks. They were such a rockin\' Rock band.
Originally Posted by KevinM: The Van Halen version is much better.
The Kinks were at their best, when they sounded like a garageband, approaching their music with understatement and irony. The hardrock approach was handled far better by David Lee and Eddie, indeed, than by Ray and Dave.
The Van Halen version is much better.