" You Really Got Me ", a Ray Davies song, influenced by American blues and the Kingsmen 's version of " Louie Louie ",   was recorded on 15 June 1964 at Pye studios with a slower and more produced feel than the final single.    Ray Davies wanted to rerecord the song with a lean, raw sound, but Pye refused to fund another session; Davies took an adamant stand, so the producer, Shel Talmy, broke the stalemate by underwriting the session himself.  The band used an independent studio, IBC , and went in on 15 July, getting it done in two takes.  The single was released on August 1964, and, supported by a performance on the television show Ready Steady Go! and extensive pirate radio coverage, it entered the UK charts on 15 August, reaching number one on 19 September.   Hastily imported by the American label Reprise Records , it also made the Top 10 in the United States.  The loud, distorted guitar riff and solo on "You Really Got Me" was played by Dave Davies and achieved by a slice Dave Davies made in the speaker cone of his Elpico amplifier (referred to by the band as the "little green amp")— helped with the song's signature, gritty guitar sound.  "You Really Got Me" has been described as "a blueprint song in the hard rock and heavy metal arsenal",  and as an influence on the approach of some American garage rock bands.  After its release, the group recorded most of the tracks for their debut LP, simply titled Kinks . Consisting largely of covers and revamped traditional songs, it was released on 2 October 1964, reaching number four on the UK chart.  The group's fourth single, " All Day and All of the Night ", another Ray Davies hard rock tune, was released three weeks later, reaching number two in the United Kingdom, and number seven in the United States.    The next singles, "Set Me Free " and " Tired of Waiting for You ", were also commercially successful, the latter topping the UK singles chart.  
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Kinks is the self-titled debut album by the English rock band The Kinks, released in 1964. It was released with three tracks missing as You Really Got Me in the United States. The album was re-released in 2004 with twelve bonus tracks on the Sanctuary label.
Set foot inside and feel the beautiful vibe of Masusu Kinks, offering the men & women of Hampton Roads a haven of beauty. The shop's exotic name, Masusu (meaning hair), is borrowed from the native language of the Tonga tribe of Southern Zambia and is only the beginning of what separates this shop from others of its kind.
Track listing: 1) Party Line; 2) Rosie Won't You Please Come Home ; 3) Dandy; 4) Too Much On My Mind; 5) Session Man; 6) Rainy Day In June ; 7) A House In The Country; 8) Holiday In Waikiki; 9) Most Exclusive Residence For Sale; 10) Fancy ; 11) Little Miss Queen Of Darkness; 12) You're Lookin' Fine; 13) Sunny Afternoon ; 14) I'll Remember; [BONUS TRACKS:] 15) I'm Not Like Everybody Else ; 16) Dead End Street ; 17) Big Black Smoke; 18) Mr Pleasant ; 19) This Is Where I Belong; 20) Mr Reporter; 21) Little Woman.
An aptly titled collection; out of print for many years, there are even some Kinks cultists who have never been able to hear this ragtag but worthy collection of late-'60s and early-'70s outtakes and rarities. Most of these were recorded around the same time as the 1968 LP Village Green Preservation Society ; these low-key, wry, bouncy tunes would have fit in well with that record. Lyrically, they're on the whole slighter than much of their late-'60s work, perhaps accounting for why the group did not deign to release them at the time. Still, songs like "Rosemary Rose," "Misty Water," and "Mr. Songbird" would have hardly embarrassed the group, and rank as the highlights of this anthology. Besides 1969-era outtakes, it includes the single "Plastic Man," a couple of okay, way-obscure B-sides featuring Dave Davies , and some songs penned for long-forgotten film and television productions. It also has the dynamite 1966 B-side "I'm Not Like Everybody Else," though that's easily available on reissue these days. That's not the case for most of the rest of this album; Kinks fans will find it quite worthwhile, and should be on the lookout for it in the used bins.