Ray Davies Warfield Theater SF 3-28-08

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pete Jennings (Pete441) on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 02:21 pm: Edit Post

Ray Davies
Warfield Theater, SF
March 28, 2008

1st Set:

I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Where Have All The Good Times Gone
Till The End Of The Day
After The Fall
A Well Respected Man
Next Door Neighbour
The Tourist
Working Man's Caf
Apeman
20th Century Man

2nd Set:

This Is Where I Belong
In A Moment
One More Time
Vietnam Cowboys
The Real World
No One Listen
Sunny Afternoon
Come Dancing
Tired Of Waiting For You
Set Me Free
All Day And All Of The Night

Encore:

Days
Lola
You Really Got Me

Ray Davies and his band played an incredible high energy show this past Friday evening at the Warfield. This show sold better than I expected as the lower level and balcony was nicely full of a nice bunch of 40 and 50ish aged folks - old rockers and their ladies in their vintage black t shirts, leather pants, and long styled hair. They had tables in the sections that were up off the pit. Davies was touring in support of his new CD Working Man's Cafe, which unfortunatley was not available for purchase at the gig. In fact, for a guy who was touring for the CD it was interesting that he wasn't selling any merch. Despite that, many folks sang along with the new songs which demonstrated just how devoted his legion of fans are. Opening the show with I'm Not Like Anybody Else, Davies started the tune solo playing an electric guitar. By the second verse his band joined him giving him an explosive backing on this tune as well as the others that made up a solid two set show. Each Kinks song played was met with the sounds of most everyone in the house singing along. Not that Ray doesn't encourage it either as this is a ritual going back to the lofty days of one of Britain's beloved Kinks. Always a student of both vaudville and pop music schick, Davies brought the crowd in from the first note. Featuring the band that was the same as his last swing through San Francisco last year and was definatley road tuned, Davies was masterful all evening and the new tunes sounded well played along side the Kinks classics. I particulary dug the version of 20th Century Man where Ray began the song slowly with the bridge before allowing the band to rock out. Ray also paid tribute to The Warfield mentioning before "Well Respected Man," that this would be the last time that he'd be playing the song here at the Warfield. The thing that I always dug about Davies and The Kinks were the socially oriented lyrics and messages, of with the new material was also cut from the same cloth. If you look at the setlist you know why many came home from this show hoarse from singing loudly for a good hour or so. All and all a very solid show that touched down on just enough classics interspersed with great new tunes that reminded everyone that Ray Davies remains one of the most gifted songwrters and front men of any generation. But if I could offer one suggestion it would be to make the new CD more easily available to the fans, many of whome had to pay import prices for the privalege of enjoying the new stuff. Hey Ray, where's your merch table?

God Save The Kinks!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Fish ‹º))))))›‹ (Garyfish) on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 04:24 pm: Edit Post

great review Pete!

sounds like a real good time!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By hedspace (Spacehed) on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 04:26 pm: Edit Post

Great show by Mr Davies. It wasn't the Kinks but the band was tight and sound really good on the classics as well as the new songs. You beat me to the review so I'll just give you these.

God Save The Kinks!!

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Fish ‹º))))))›‹ (Garyfish) on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 04:29 pm: Edit Post

Awesome pics, Chris!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By hedspace (Spacehed) on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 04:30 pm: Edit Post

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By hedspace (Spacehed) on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 04:36 pm: Edit Post

Here's the bit torrent up on dime. Read the taper notes, it's a bit muffled but still listenable :-)


http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id= 190407

Ray Davies
March 28, 2008
The Warfield
San Francisco, California, USA

Recorded by Mike_Markov@Yahoo.com

Core Directionals>Sony MZR900>Cool Edit>WAV>Flac

Ray has still got it. That's all I need to say about his performance.

I had fat women dancing on my feet. There was one guy with his 2 kids that was encouraging the boy to push his way up.
Normally I wouldn't have minded but this kid had the biggest head. A surprisingly obnoxious crowd up front.

I was standing on the floor and had my mics clipped at waist level. It sounds muffled
and I tried to clean it up. You may want to EQ it to your own personal taste.

101. Im Not Like Everybody Else
102. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
103. Till The End Of The Day
104. After The Fall
105. Well Respected Man
106. Next Door Neighbor
107. The Tourist
108. Working Mans Cafe
109. Apeman
110. 20th Century Man
201. This Is Where I Belong
202. In A Moment
203. One More Time
204. Vietnam Cowboys
205. The Real World
206. No One Listen
207. Sunny Afternoon
208. Come Dancing
209. Tired Of Waiting
210. Set Me Free
211. All Day And All Of The Night
212. Days
213. Lola
214. You Really Got Me


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By 1st One's Named Sweeeeet Emily (Odessablue) on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 04:48 pm: Edit Post

Great Pics Chris!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wino _________ does __________ (Spatlese) on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 08:48 pm: Edit Post

Bravo !!!! I love the Kinks !!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By zensea (Zensea) on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 11:43 am: Edit Post

This review and the others I've read make it sound like Mr. Davies is kicking some major ass.
Excellent.
I'm getting really psyched to see him in New York next week.
One of the all time greats for sure.
Good to hear he is bringing it still.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pimptown Moses (Rasta_cyborg) on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 01:05 pm: Edit Post

One of, if not the best front men ever!!

Looks nice, thanks for sharing the review and pics guys!