Album Reviews

Working Mans Café
Ray Davies – Working Mans Café
6.5
 on
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 14:29
submitted by
Thomas

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.