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The Kinks — Tired Of Waiting For You
Album: Ultimate Collection
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Released: 1966
Length: 2:28
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So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

I was a lonely soul
I had nobody
'Til I met you
But you keep-a me waiting
All of the time
What can I do?

It's your life
And you can do what you want
Do what you like
But please don't keep-a me waiting
Please don't keep-a me waiting

'Cause I'm so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

I was a lonely soul
I had nobody
'Til I met you
But you keep-a me waiting
All of the time
What can I do?

It's your life
And you can do what you want
Do what you like
But please don't keep-a me waiting
Please don't keep-a me waiting

'Cause I'm so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
For you
For you
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Still awesome fifty-five years later! One of my Kink faves.
I was waiting for this one.
 rKokon wrote:
timrd wrote:
would rather here "I am not like everyone else"....which was played at the end of a Soprano episode two years ago.
"I'm Not Like Everybody Else" . . . I have never watched The Sopranos, but I understand it is a TV show about the Mafia. When you are in a mob like that, how can you not be like everybody else, at least everybody else in your subculture? I resent the TV show's misuse of the song. There is something amazingly uniform about criminality, it seems to me.
 

I suggest you watch The Sopranos. I didn't until it was a few years old, as I've never been into the mobster genre and tend to avoid watching violence. But someone told me it was really about family dynamics and that caught my interest. 

Like all people, the Sopranos characters are like everyone in their culture and at the same time, completely unique. It's the richness of character & character development that makes the show brilliant. The way music is used is far better than average. 
{#Devil_pimp}still zesty ! seen em twice both great shows I'm partial to the show in the old seattle center center colesium ray comes out takes a bow and splits his trousers stem to stern
Ray Davies Says the Kinks Are Getting Back Together


https://variety.com/2018/music/news/ray-davies-says-the-kinks-are-getting-back-together-1202858088/
For me  7- Quite Likeable   BUT NOT More  
 thewiseking wrote:
Vocally, big influence on Joey Ramone here

 I was just thinking that exact same thing!
I love this song so much! I listened to it on my first Walkman so often on the trains, at home, or riding my Honda CBX, Shizuoka, '88-90
The Kinks: first Punkrockers on Earth, in a way... :))
Vocally, big influence on Joey Ramone here
 kingart wrote:
Memories of a classic youth and tunes and times. Ancient history that still seems like yesterday. 

 
I'm with you on that. RP helps make it happen.
These great songs from the 60s remind me mostly of the early days of FM radio. Radio Paradise reminds me a lot of those progressive album format free-form programed FM radio stations, all over the country. Now if you travel by car across country, it's mostly a radio wasteland. But not as long as there is 3G/4G available, then you can listen to Radio Paradise.
The Lyres version of this song is pretty epic.

{#Music} 
 expertTexpert wrote:
Singing this quietly to myself many times while the other half gets ready to go out on our date...

  A total classic. Few songs more evoke the era. The drumming is also in a solid groove. The Kinks were a super fine music unit. 

I sing Any Day Now. Or Any Time At All. 


Singing this quietly to myself many times while the other half gets ready to go out on our date...
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

......... most definitely 10
 

Great...one of my favorite earworms...  
 caregiver wrote:
Timeless. 

 
......... most definitely 10
 patrick_larson wrote:
yawn.{#Yawn}

 
sounds like you need a nappie.
 funkyalfonso wrote:
' Waterloo Sunset ' has to be the most beautiful love song ever written. Maybe it's a Londoner's thing.

 
Agreed. I never stop singing it. Morning when I wake, it's there floating and I sing it. All day long...last thing before sleep. I am beginning to think I'm in love with Ray...sighhhh...every little song he does is magic.  (and I live in Los Angeles)
 
Memories of a classic youth and tunes and times. Ancient history that still seems like yesterday. 
One of my all-time faves
' Waterloo Sunset ' has to be the most beautiful love song ever written. Maybe it's a Londoner's thing.
Still groovy, baby.
Timeless. 
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I had heard that the fact that The Kinks were signed to a small label (Pye Records) meant that they weren't given the same exposure, in America, that other British invasion bands (ie The Beatles and The Stones) and this in turn affected their popularity. However I found this is Wikipedia:

The group released three albums and several EPs in the next two years. They also performed and toured relentlessly, headlining package tours with the likes of The Yardbirds and Mickey Finn, which caused tension within the band. Some legendary on-stage fights erupted during this time as well. The most notorious incident was at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales in May 1965, involving drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies. The fight broke out during the second number of the set, "Beautiful Delilah". It culminated with Davies insulting Avory and kicking over his drum set after finishing the first song, "You Really Got Me". Avory responded by knocking down Davies with his Hi-Hat stand, rendering him unconscious. He then fled from the scene, and Davies was taken to Cardiff Royal Infirmary, where he received 16 stitches to the head. Avory later claimed that it was part of a new act in which the band members would hurl their instruments at each other.

Following the summer 1965 American tour, the American Federation of Musicians refused permits for the group to appear in concerts in America for the next four years, cutting the Kinks off from the main market for rock music at the height of the British Invasion. Although neither the Kinks nor the union gave a specific reason for the ban, at the time it was widely attributed to their rowdy on-stage behaviour.

Sounds like they were, at least partially, the author of their own misfortune. Also sounds familiar ....does Oasis ring a bell? I like the group and this song.

 
In the U.S., their records were released by Reprise Records, a label essentially started by Frank Sinatra, after 1964. The other part, with the union issues, is interesting.
yawn.{#Yawn}
Genius!
NICE  {#Sleep}
 h8rhater wrote:

The Kinks attempted to use non-union employees for setup and lighting at a time in the 60's when that was a dangerous practice.  They also got into arguments with promoters over money on a trip to America.  Subsequently, promoters and the union de-listed them which meant no one would work their shows.  Since the shows needed to be worked out in advance of receiving travel visas to perform in the US, this effectively blocked them from performing in the US for 4 years.

 
" 'ello Cleveland!" *lost under the stage*

samshead wrote:
Sounds like they were, at least partially, the author of their own misfortune.

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 huh?  what about demolishing hotel rooms, smashing guitars and blowing up drum kits (the who)?

 cohifi wrote:
I only wish I gave more to Radio Paradise.  {#Whistle}
 

This link can help you and RP
 

https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Support


Haven't heard this in ages, thanks! Love it!

{#Roflol}
I only wish I gave more to Radio Paradise.  {#Whistle}
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I had heard that the fact that The Kinks were signed to a small label (Pye Records) meant that they weren't given the same exposure, in America, that other British invasion bands (ie The Beatles and The Stones) and this in turn affected their popularity. However I found this is Wikipedia:

The group released three albums and several EPs in the next two years. They also performed and toured relentlessly, headlining package tours with the likes of The Yardbirds and Mickey Finn, which caused tension within the band. Some legendary on-stage fights erupted during this time as well. The most notorious incident was at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales in May 1965, involving drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies. The fight broke out during the second number of the set, "Beautiful Delilah". It culminated with Davies insulting Avory and kicking over his drum set after finishing the first song, "You Really Got Me". Avory responded by knocking down Davies with his Hi-Hat stand, rendering him unconscious. He then fled from the scene, and Davies was taken to Cardiff Royal Infirmary, where he received 16 stitches to the head. Avory later claimed that it was part of a new act in which the band members would hurl their instruments at each other.

Following the summer 1965 American tour, the American Federation of Musicians refused permits for the group to appear in concerts in America for the next four years, cutting the Kinks off from the main market for rock music at the height of the British Invasion. Although neither the Kinks nor the union gave a specific reason for the ban, at the time it was widely attributed to their rowdy on-stage behaviour.

Sounds like they were, at least partially, the author of their own misfortune. Also sounds familiar ....does Oasis ring a bell? I like the group and this song.


 
The Kinks were Oasis before Oasis was Oasis.{#Drunk}
 Papernapkin wrote:
So tired of hearing this song.
 
You dont have a mute button? pOOR bOY!!

So tired of hearing this song.
I've never been a big fan of the Kinks but I like this... It atypical of their work.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I had heard that the fact that The Kinks were signed to a small label (Pye Records) meant that they weren't given the same exposure, in America, that other British invasion bands (ie The Beatles and The Stones) and this in turn affected their popularity. However I found this is Wikipedia:

The group released three albums and several EPs in the next two years. They also performed and toured relentlessly, headlining package tours with the likes of The Yardbirds and Mickey Finn, which caused tension within the band. Some legendary on-stage fights erupted during this time as well. The most notorious incident was at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales in May 1965, involving drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies. The fight broke out during the second number of the set, "Beautiful Delilah". It culminated with Davies insulting Avory and kicking over his drum set after finishing the first song, "You Really Got Me". Avory responded by knocking down Davies with his Hi-Hat stand, rendering him unconscious. He then fled from the scene, and Davies was taken to Cardiff Royal Infirmary, where he received 16 stitches to the head. Avory later claimed that it was part of a new act in which the band members would hurl their instruments at each other.

Following the summer 1965 American tour, the American Federation of Musicians refused permits for the group to appear in concerts in America for the next four years, cutting the Kinks off from the main market for rock music at the height of the British Invasion. Although neither the Kinks nor the union gave a specific reason for the ban, at the time it was widely attributed to their rowdy on-stage behaviour.

Sounds like they were, at least partially, the author of their own misfortune. Also sounds familiar ....does Oasis ring a bell? I like the group and this song.


 
The Kinks attempted to use non-union employees for setup and lighting at a time in the 60's when that was a dangerous practice.  They also got into arguments with promoters over money on a trip to America.  Subsequently, promoters and the union de-listed them which meant no one would work their shows.  Since the shows needed to be worked out in advance of receiving travel visas to perform in the US, this effectively blocked them from performing in the US for 4 years.

                                           {#Guitarist}
The Kinks suck!{#Puke}One of my favorite all time songs! 9{#Clap}
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I had heard that the fact that The Kinks were signed to a small label (Pye Records) meant that they weren't given the same exposure, in America, that other British invasion bands (ie The Beatles and The Stones) and this in turn affected their popularity. However I found this is Wikipedia:

The group released three albums and several EPs in the next two years. They also performed and toured relentlessly, headlining package tours with the likes of The Yardbirds and Mickey Finn, which caused tension within the band. Some legendary on-stage fights erupted during this time as well. The most notorious incident was at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales in May 1965, involving drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies. The fight broke out during the second number of the set, "Beautiful Delilah". It culminated with Davies insulting Avory and kicking over his drum set after finishing the first song, "You Really Got Me". Avory responded by knocking down Davies with his Hi-Hat stand, rendering him unconscious. He then fled from the scene, and Davies was taken to Cardiff Royal Infirmary, where he received 16 stitches to the head. Avory later claimed that it was part of a new act in which the band members would hurl their instruments at each other.

Following the summer 1965 American tour, the American Federation of Musicians refused permits for the group to appear in concerts in America for the next four years, cutting the Kinks off from the main market for rock music at the height of the British Invasion. Although neither the Kinks nor the union gave a specific reason for the ban, at the time it was widely attributed to their rowdy on-stage behaviour.

Sounds like they were, at least partially, the author of their own misfortune. Also sounds familiar ....does Oasis ring a bell? I like the group and this song.

 
Interesting. I first saw the Kinks on Ed Sullivan. Shortly thereafter I dashed out and got their greatest hits LP. For this I was not disappointed.

EDIT: One also wonders if Hendrix and the Who read about this in the paper and {#Think} .....


You don't have to be stuck in the 60's to love this song because it's timeless!
JUST....! Just...,...."8+"
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I had heard that the fact that The Kinks were signed to a small label (Pye Records) meant that they weren't given the same exposure, in America, that other British invasion bands (ie The Beatles and The Stones) and this in turn affected their popularity. However I found this is Wikipedia:

The group released three albums and several EPs in the next two years. They also performed and toured relentlessly, headlining package tours with the likes of The Yardbirds and Mickey Finn, which caused tension within the band. Some legendary on-stage fights erupted during this time as well. The most notorious incident was at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales in May 1965, involving drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies. The fight broke out during the second number of the set, "Beautiful Delilah". It culminated with Davies insulting Avory and kicking over his drum set after finishing the first song, "You Really Got Me". Avory responded by knocking down Davies with his Hi-Hat stand, rendering him unconscious. He then fled from the scene, and Davies was taken to Cardiff Royal Infirmary, where he received 16 stitches to the head. Avory later claimed that it was part of a new act in which the band members would hurl their instruments at each other.

Following the summer 1965 American tour, the American Federation of Musicians refused permits for the group to appear in concerts in America for the next four years, cutting the Kinks off from the main market for rock music at the height of the British Invasion. Although neither the Kinks nor the union gave a specific reason for the ban, at the time it was widely attributed to their rowdy on-stage behaviour.

Sounds like they were, at least partially, the author of their own misfortune. Also sounds familiar ....does Oasis ring a bell? I like the group and this song.


 

I'm a huge Kinks fan...andhad never bumped in to this story.  thanks, Mr. Bond.
I had heard that the fact that The Kinks were signed to a small label (Pye Records) meant that they weren't given the same exposure, in America, that other British invasion bands (ie The Beatles and The Stones) and this in turn affected their popularity. However I found this is Wikipedia:

The group released three albums and several EPs in the next two years. They also performed and toured relentlessly, headlining package tours with the likes of The Yardbirds and Mickey Finn, which caused tension within the band. Some legendary on-stage fights erupted during this time as well. The most notorious incident was at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales in May 1965, involving drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies. The fight broke out during the second number of the set, "Beautiful Delilah". It culminated with Davies insulting Avory and kicking over his drum set after finishing the first song, "You Really Got Me". Avory responded by knocking down Davies with his Hi-Hat stand, rendering him unconscious. He then fled from the scene, and Davies was taken to Cardiff Royal Infirmary, where he received 16 stitches to the head. Avory later claimed that it was part of a new act in which the band members would hurl their instruments at each other.

Following the summer 1965 American tour, the American Federation of Musicians refused permits for the group to appear in concerts in America for the next four years, cutting the Kinks off from the main market for rock music at the height of the British Invasion. Although neither the Kinks nor the union gave a specific reason for the ban, at the time it was widely attributed to their rowdy on-stage behaviour.

Sounds like they were, at least partially, the author of their own misfortune. Also sounds familiar ....does Oasis ring a bell? I like the group and this song.




okay. It sucked a hundred years ago.It still sucks.
Just thinking about having seen them on the Ed Sullivan "Shoe" w-a-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-back when. 
I'm not really a big fan of the Kinks but I like this piece very much.
 newwavegurly wrote:
This song has been stuck in my head for about a week now. Glad to hear it come up in the playlist and sing along to it...
 
Hmmm, a couple of months later, and it's still striking a chord.
 kurtster wrote:
Just changed it from a 9 to a 10. 

I, too, was there when it was new.  Love it more now as it takes me back to good places from then.

 
yeah, it really is a 10.  I had it at 8.  {#Stupid}

Wonderful to hear this this morning!{#Good-vibes}
This song has been stuck in my head for about a week now. Glad to hear it come up in the playlist and sing along to it...
Just changed it from a 9 to a 10. 

I, too, was there when it was new.  Love it more now as it takes me back to good places from then.

 steeler wrote:
Timeless message.  Appealed to me as a young lad, and appeals to me now.  I was there then; there now.  

The power of rock 'n' roll as a mindset is embedded here.     
 
Ain't it the truth...
I wish the Ramones had covered this song. I think it fits their sound. Perhaps a Ramones cover band could do it now?
Timeless message.  Appealed to me as a young lad, and appeals to me now.  I was there then; there now.  

The power of rock 'n' roll as a mindset is embedded here.     
no comment   -  8.
kazuma wrote:
Turn off the television. Problem solved.

Yep!

I love this song. Thanks!
andrewimft wrote:
Ray Davies is a master at the bridges in a song, this one is spectacular and makes the whole song. So many lesser songs would be way better if they had good bridges. His lyrics and intelligence and musicality are still on display in the early stuff like this when he was just learning the songwriting craft.
:yes: He's written a few, hasn't he?
as a single father with 2 daughters in high school this song has entered my head so many times this past year... seems to be my theme song ..haha :wink:
Ray Davies is a master at the bridges in a song, this one is spectacular and makes the whole song. So many lesser songs would be way better if they had good bridges. His lyrics and intelligence and musicality are still on display in the early stuff like this when he was just learning the songwriting craft.
Eh...that was a whiny opening. The guitar is grooving, though.
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Actually I love this tune but I am in full agreement that "Muswell Hillbillies is the best Kinks album ever!!! :sunny:
This is the song that every band had to be able to play when I was in Junior High School. But I also must agree that my favorite Kink's album is Muswell Hillbillies.
Tired of this song!
Somehow, this hasn't aged well. No mp3 for me, thanks
will never get tiring! :good-vibes:
pigglywiggly wrote:
I second that. I see RP has a live Lola version in the library that has never been played.......c'mon, let's hear it!
:no:
RedGuitar wrote:
I really like the early Kinks.
Me too! Easy karaoke material, this.
I really like the early Kinks.
the Lyres did a cool version of this song.
brewcity wrote:
Not the eclectic Kinks choice I would make - anything off of Muswell Hillbillies would be a better choice. I can hear this on my local oldies station...... but it's still better than oh let's say.... Simon & Garfunkel?
Actually I love this tune but I am in full agreement that "Muswell Hillbillies is the best Kinks album ever!!! :sunny:
timrd wrote:
would rather here "I am not like everyone else"....which was played at the end of a Soprano episode two years ago.
"I'm Not Like Everybody Else" . . . I have never watched The Sopranos, but I understand it is a TV show about the Mafia. When you are in a mob like that, how can you not be like everybody else, at least everybody else in your subculture? I resent the TV show's misuse of the song. There is something amazingly uniform about criminality, it seems to me.
Antigone wrote:
S-I-G-H ... I'd like to dedicate this to, well you know who you are ...
I hear ya. :yes:
S-I-G-H ... I'd like to dedicate this to, well you know who you are ...
would rather here "I am not like everyone else"....which was played at the end of a Soprano episode two years ago.
I don't give out many 10's..... :daisy: but this is a CLASSIC!
Arggg! How could a classic like this not be on itunes?
I love this song. I'd like to hear Waterloo Sunset, too.
I remember playing this song in a band in high school. Don't think I've even heard it since then !
Are you listening James?
Great Kinks!
Mmmmm YUM! :good-vibes:
Mari wrote:
Wow! Three tens in a row, this is my night!
That might be my day too, if I haven't to work! But work flows better, when listening RP! :angel: (Just for information: In Germany it's 1:07 pm)
Mugro wrote:
Are you kidding? You don't even need Clear Channel to hear this tired song. You can hear it in television commercials even!!! Ketchup commercials or something.
Turn off the television. Problem solved.
:bounce:
dave216j wrote:
Man, I wish I had the classic rock stations you do. On Clear Channel Corporate Amerika, they play the Kinks often - You Really Got Me. This is the second Kinks song I've ever heard, and I've listened to classic rock (until internet radio) most days for most of the last 15 years. I mean, I know that Clear Channel sucks, but I didn't realize that people elsewhere got, you know, music. Anyway, shame you can't still enjoy it.
Are you kidding? You don't even need Clear Channel to hear this tired song. You can hear it in television commercials even!!! Ketchup commercials or something.
dave216j wrote:
Man, I wish I had the classic rock stations you do. On Clear Channel Corporate Amerika, they play the Kinks often - You Really Got Me. This is the second Kinks song I've ever heard, and I've listened to classic rock (until internet radio) most days for most of the last 15 years.
We need to hear "Lola," then!
Not the eclectic Kinks choice I would make - anything off of Muswell Hillbillies would be a better choice. I can hear this on my local oldies station...... but it's still better than oh let's say.... Simon & Garfunkel?
Mugro wrote:
Their influence on classic rock stations for the last thirty years has been a complete saturation. I am tired of the Kinks. Next song, please....
Man, I wish I had the classic rock stations you do. On Clear Channel Corporate Amerika, they play the Kinks often - You Really Got Me. This is the second Kinks song I've ever heard, and I've listened to classic rock (until internet radio) most days for most of the last 15 years. I mean, I know that Clear Channel sucks, but I didn't realize that people elsewhere got, you know, music. Anyway, shame you can't still enjoy it.
That guitar sounded so good coming out a little, tinny 60's era speaker. Still sounds good!
Typesbad wrote:
Probably the most undersold band of the first British invasion but their influence extended way beyond their popularity.
Their influence on classic rock stations for the last thirty years has been a complete saturation. I am tired of the Kinks. Next song, please....
More early Kinks, please!
Great to hear in the middle of a Sunday afternoon set :clap:
One of my FAVORITE Kinks songs of all time! :jump:
For once, I agree with all the comments before me. Timeless, but yes, let us have Victoria , and PLEASE, play Set Me Free if you are looking to play great gems hiddens away on EPs and collection LPs. I'll even take the very different but also great version that is on To the Bone.... :war:
drH wrote:
Right on! The Kinks were the greatest... well almost. Anyway, Ray Davies was a genius. Have to agree about Ray. Wish he'd put out more solo work after the band ran its course.
:clap:
Have to agree with 2 previous posts. This song says "rock 'n' roll" to me (well, You Really Got Me says it even stronger, but you get the idea)
Everytime somebody starts earnestly talking to me about "roots music" I can't help but laugh and think of this out-of-context gem! Depends on where your roots are, I suppose. Thanks, Bill!
Thanks for playing this, Bill! Forty years old and it STILL sounds terriffic! The Kinks always provided hard driving, rythmic rock.
When the Beatles led the British Invasion the Kinks were close behind. This is their greatest song. Britannia Rules!
Right on! The Kinks were the greatest... well almost. Anyway, Ray Davies was a genius. Please play Victoria!
Probably the most undersold band of the first British invasion but their influence extended way beyond their popularity.
A really nice song, but a little toothless for the Kinks...
ahhhhhhhhhh! an oldie i can actually like..... :roflol: :roflol: :roflol:
Great English music......
WOO-HOO!!!! pmb 8^)