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Working Mans Café
Ray Davies – Working Mans Café
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 14:29
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Ray Davies was something of a wild cat back when he was with The Kinks but the Ray Davies that you get to hear on “Working Man’s Café” 44 years after “You Really Got Me” is a bit of a whiner. Like Walther Matthau and Jack Lemmon in Grumpy Old Men but without the oneliners. Like when he’s singing about the working man’s bars that have to make way for internet cafés… you already know this sorta behaviour from your grandparents. Everything was better in the old days. Even Ray Davies’ music.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.