Ray Davies - See My Friends (2 stars)

Ray Davies - See My Friends


Ray Davies must throw some pretty good parties, judging by the pretty esteemed list of friends he’s recruited to help out here. The latest endeavour from The Kinks mainman goes collaborative, revisiting his back catalogue with friends, including Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Mumford and Sons.

It’s when he joins Metallica for the classic ‘You Really Got Me’, which effervesces some much needed vitality, and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody on ‘Tired of Waiting’, that See My Friends really shines, but this retrospective dip into The Kinks' folklore too often meanders into a karaoke sing-a-long with Ray.

Ray Davies - See My Friends

Ray Davies

The Godfather of Britpop and one of the most influential songwriters ever to have emerged from the British music scene, with more than a few classics in his catalogue.

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