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The Kinks, Framed

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Last week, we featured an obscure Finnish band, and this week we welcome one of the greatest bands in history to our blog: the Kinks.

Coming out of England during the British Invasion, the Kinks established themselves as one of the most articulate and humorous bands of the rock era. The roll call of their hits - including "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night," "A Well Respected Man," "Till The End of the Day," "Sunny Afternoon," "Lola," and many, many more - is staggering. Their latter-day work on Reprise, with albums like Face To Face, Something Else, and The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - remains, arguably, the most impressive string of LP releases in history.

Our video is from a mid-'90s song, "Scattered," which is the final track on their Phobia album. Although he was past his prime when this was written, Ray Davies' contemplative song, dedicated to his mother, is quite affecting. We invite you to enjoy it, as well as our captions, and to comment with the impunity we've come to expect.

Important blog note! Next week, there will be no Framed, readers, as we'll be traveling the country to get in touch with the caption needs of everyday Americans. Our transcontinental junket will take us from Miami to Honolulu as we discuss why Framed is so good and important to people just like you! If you can, please stop in and say hello as we traverse this great nation - there will be stops in Albany, Albuquerque, and Sullivan, Missouri, along with many others. We hope to see you on the road, and look forward to returning to Y! Music in two weeks, reinvigorated with the spirit of America.

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1 - "Y'know, the truth is I actually am the world's most physical guy."

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2 - "Oh, Jih-him! Jim The Bih-hird! Where are you?"

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3 - "...but please don't keep-a me waiting/'cause I'm 'sow' tired..."

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4 - "Screw Dylan. I'm lookin' back."

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5 - "Well, in a nutshell, you give me real money and I forgive your imaginary sins."

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6 - "I don't get it. I'm thinking of the Big Sky, yet things still matter to me."

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7 - "He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist! Ha ha ha ha ha!"

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8 - "There, there. Really, after all, he was just a clown."

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9 - "There is no Duckie-O! Deal with it!"

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10 - "I know what! 'Day-O!'"

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11 - "Yes, dear. Both you and Flame-O are very, very real."

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12 - "I am the historical Jimmy Page! Obey me!"

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