Sometime around 1967, Dave Davies began to grumble about the dark shadow cast by his brother, Ray. Dave had it in his mind that he would make a solo record to be able to show how bright his light was. And he would use The Kinks to make that record. Ray and the rest of the lads played along and Dave managed to record and release some really fine, quirky singles. The first was this double sided gem from July 1967. Today, we focus (of course), on the flip-side of his debut single. The song os Love Me Till The Sun Shines, and damn, it really is great.
Ultimately, Dave's solo project was shelved and his wonderful compositions were added to the next Kinks Album, Something Else. I would argue that it is the addition of Dave's stellar tunes to that album, combined with Ray's usual perfect array of songs, that makes Something Else the Kinks' best offering.
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!