Monday, June 15, 2009

ROCK Sex: The Kinks > Sex Pistols > The Kinks

ROCK Sex is about the surprising trysts of culture and what comes from them. Today is an example of how a band inspires another band who re-inspires the first band.

THE KINKS are one of those British Invasion bands -like The Who, The Yardbirds, and The Animals- whose more aggressive riffs predicted the coming shift from pop rock to hard rock. They did it with tough hits like "You Really Got Me", "I Need You", and this one...

THE KINKS -"All Day and All of the Night" (1965)

THE SEX PISTOLS mutated the attitude of '60s Garage Rock into a whole other level with Punk music. You can still spot their influences, such as the reused Kinks riff in this grinder...

SEX PISTOLS -"Submission" (1977)

Inspired by the exhilarating/threatening energy of Punk and New Wave, The Kinks responded with this wry rewrite of their own song...

THE KINKS -"Destroyer" (1981)

Inspiration is cyclical and inclusive. Do as thou wilt, everything is permitted...

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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