Wednesday, June 22

The Kinks - "Dead End Street" / "Big Black Smoke" (1966)


"'Dead End Street' is a song by the British band The Kinks from 1966, written by main songwriter Ray Davies. Like many other songs written by Davies, it is to some degree influenced by British Music Hall. ... The song, like many others by the group, deals with the poverty and misery found in the lower classes of English society. ... A mimed promotional film (precursor to the modern music video) was produced for the song in late 1966. It was filmed on Little Green Street, a diminutive eighteenth century lane in North London, located off Highgate Road in Kentish Town. ..."
Wikipedia
Genius (Video)
YouTube: Dead End Street, Big Black Smoke

2012 February: The Kinks, 2013 July: "Sunny Afternoon", 2015 August: Village Green Preservation Society (1968), 2015 December: "Waterloo Sunset" (1967)

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