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X-Ray[ edit ] The book, subtitled as an "unauthorized autobiography ," employs a nameless year-old first-person narrator hired by 'the Corporation' to seek out and interview a slightly demented geriatric version of Davies himself ten to twenty years after the time of the novel's publication. Basic storyline[ edit ] The young narrator interviews the demented Davies, with the bulk of the story focusing on Davies' early apparent success juxtaposed against his feelings of failure and isolation as he finds himself married worrying about how he's going to make ends meet while the band's management and record company hoarded all of the profits from the Kinks' early successes. He also juxtaposes his life as a young married rock musician against that of his brother Dave Davies who was living the wild life of a hipster during that period. In addition to themes of isolation and spiritual longing, the book gives a great deal of insight into the Kinks' disintegrating relationship with Pye Records which ended around and resulted in the album: Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround which is quite critical of Pye and mirrors many of the themes found in the book. The text also addresses, but ultimately does not really explain, the notorious episode in which the Kinks were banned from performing music in the United States for a period of approximately four years after a tour.
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Unlike Bob Dylan's Chronicles , Ray isn't evasive and he addresses the full timeline from his childhood until the mid '70s, rather than obscure bits and pieces of his life that fans aren't really interested in. I'm looking forward to Ray's continuation of his life story in Americana.
Hopefully he had enough confidence in his writing abilities after X-Ray to dispense with fictional characters and similar pretensions. This was perhaps the most unusual autobiography I have ever read, not that I should have expected anything else from Kinks frontman Ray Davies, who has in the past couple months mesmerized me with his lyrics.
After my yearly trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in June, I became obsessed with the Kinks which may actually be explained by Ray Davies's fashion choices in the early s.
The lyrics captivated me, and I wanted to learn everything I could about this oh-so-British songw This was perhaps the most unusual autobiography I have ever read, not that I should have expected anything else from Kinks frontman Ray Davies, who has in the past couple months mesmerized me with his lyrics.
The lyrics captivated me, and I wanted to learn everything I could about this oh-so-British songwriter. When my mother wanted to order a book online and said she'd get me something just to get free shipping, I knew what I wanted. X-Ray tells the story of a nameless man who is assigned by the Corporation to research the life of Ray Davies, as they are compiling an anthology of sorts on music of the '60s.
Davies is a character in the book, just as Terry and Julie are in "Waterloo Sunset. Even the book's researcher does not know if Davies is telling the truth, but he can't help coming back for more. While the book gets a bit annoying by becoming a sort of frame narrative, I couldn't be too bothered because it was just so entertaining.
I wasn't even annoyed when Davies wrote this piece of genius: Threepenny bits, Bristols, jugs, knockers, mammaries, bosoms. You know - tits. No, but I still found it funny. I cannot wait to read Ray Davies's other book, Americana , and his brother Dave's autobiography. If it's possible, I appreciate Ray Davies, the Kinks, and their music even more than before.
I would have thought that the man who wrote and sang of characters lazing on sunny afternoons, obsessing with lust, class, and fashion, nostalgia, falling unashamedly for transsexuals, and confessing a simian nature would have provided his readers a glimpse of that same wry, quirky, satirist.
It takes 30 pages for the narrative to begin; and then, it speaks through a dark, humorless victim, using a very awkward and self-conscious device.
And the book ultimately made me very sad. RD seems so disil I would have thought that the man who wrote and sang of characters lazing on sunny afternoons, obsessing with lust, class, and fashion, nostalgia, falling unashamedly for transsexuals, and confessing a simian nature would have provided his readers a glimpse of that same wry, quirky, satirist.
RD seems so disillusioned, his dreams shattered.
The autobiography ends with him knocking about in his big manor house with no friends, no family. The book finishes in the 70's so I hope his life has become less sorrowful since then.
I saw him in concert recently and though RD performed with a lot of joy I could sense some of what may be his essential melancholy.
This fictional Orwellian approach frames what is basically his recounting of his life, from childhood up to the early 's. Davies is a remarkably complex fellow, as I assumed from his songwriting. He portrays himself as a dramatic character that happens to be the star of a cynical comedy, and he does not back down from revealing his weaknesses or mistakes. It was a pretty interesting read. Mar 14, Kenneth Uzoma Uche is currently reading it. The X'ed-out X-ray X-Ray: Knock,knock Ray!
How many people have you got in there? Okay, at least two, maybe more. An unauthorized biography gave me a clue right off the bat that this wouldn't be just another rambling memory. Well it did ramble, but in an innovative way. A very complicated and high strung musical wizard.
I always loved the Kinks and now I know why. Genius seems to come at a cost, but his gave us an unique style and sound. I don't discount his brother Dave as a major ingredient to this mix, either. I too wi Knock,knock Ray! I too wish I could fly like a Superman! Jul 01, Nancy rated it it was amazing. Saw a former student recently who said that every time he heard a Kinks song he thought of me, since I was such a fan of Ray Davies.
Kind of surprised he knew and remembered this Anyway, his comment threw me into another Ray phase I guess I'm never really out of that phase , and picked up this book to read -- the second time had read probably 15 years ago. As Pete Townshend has said about Ray Davies, "he's Saw a former student recently who said that every time he heard a Kinks song he thought of me, since I was such a fan of Ray Davies.
Jul 12, China Bialos rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Anyone who hangs onto every word uttered by their favorite musicians.
I got sort of tired going back and forth between the narrator's narrative and R. This book actually made me appreciate the quirkiness of Dave Davies a bit more, as well as Ray Davies' views on England and America. But I was hoping to hear a bit about his life after Muswell Hillbillies, and after finding out that "Two Sisters" was based on he and Dave Davies no longer listen to the song and get the same sad reaction I us I got sort of tired going back and forth between the narrator's narrative and R.
But I was hoping to hear a bit about his life after Muswell Hillbillies, and after finding out that "Two Sisters" was based on he and Dave Davies no longer listen to the song and get the same sad reaction I used to.
Ah well. But it's a good story, as well as a narrative both juicy and smart. May 28, Roger rated it really liked it. When I picked up this book, I expected a fairly typical autobiography of a rock star, but I should've known better.
Ray Davies of the Kinks never did anything like anyone else, and this book is no exception. Instead of telling his story in a straightforward manner, Davies creates a fictional interviewer, with his own backstory, who sets out to interview the aging rock star known as Ray Davies. The book starts off slowly, but once it gets going it's thoroughly engaging and entertaining. It's some When I picked up this book, I expected a fairly typical autobiography of a rock star, but I should've known better.
It's sometimes hard to discern fact from fiction, but who cares? It's a great read. Really enjoyed this excellent alternative autobiography by Kinks frontman Ray Davies. It should be of no surprise to anyone that Davies is an excellent storyteller, and writes with a style that truly expresses his wit, charm, bitterness, cynicism, and sense of humor. His choice of fictional structure only serves to be even more revealing of its author than had Davies choose a more conventional path. I did not want the book to end, and can only hope that Ray Davies will one day write a sequel to Really enjoyed this excellent alternative autobiography by Kinks frontman Ray Davies.
I did not want the book to end, and can only hope that Ray Davies will one day write a sequel to this very engaging, entertaining and compelling book. A young man working for "the Corporation" interviews an old Ray Davies, all the while wondering to what extent Davies is lying to him. Sep 09, Steve rated it really liked it.
RD's "unauthorized" auto-biography has elements of Philip K. Dick-influenced paranoia, Orwell's dystopian society and mid-century film noir. Unusual narrative structure introduces fictional interviewer "assigned" to dig up info on RD. The set-up is great but at times turns into straight ahead rock-n-roll road stories.
Still essential if you like the Kinks even a little bit.
It is told in the form of a novel, and includes the death of the author before the conclusion of the story. The story covers the early years of the Kinks, and of course Ray corrupts the corporate archivist sent to interview him. Very cleverly done. I almost stopped reading this book after the first two chapters, THEN, it grabbed me and I could hardly wait for the next chapter to begin. It definitely is different in that it is told within the genre of science fiction.
Parts kind of reminded me of Philip K. Dick with time travel and reality confusion. As I was reading the chapters, I couldn't get the songs out of my head.
He is a mad genius. My full and detailed review is at my site: A wholly unique and entertaining take on Ray's life story up to , at least. Only Ray could come up with a way of writing a memoir like this, and it's well worth it for any fan to read this.
Dec 26, Jamie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This autobiography is unlike any you will ever read! Has an intersting way of meandering back and forth between fiction and reality, to paint an amazingly awesome portrayl of Ray Davies' experience in the music industry. Mar 13, Carlos Repuestodelatabla rated it really liked it.
Very clever, as is Ray; illustrates very well with Ray's nostalgic vision, the postwar environment that spawned the explosion of British music. In America, not so much — 4 top ten hits, no number ones. I revere the great singles acts and in the 60s The Kinks were the number three group after Beatles and Stones.
Number four was The Who, the competition was fierce in those days. Not only were the hits almost all great, the flipsides often were too. The album did Ray Davies a disservice by exposing him as a writer who could not get out from under his thin and uninteresting obsessions.
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