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Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 + Percy (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 + Percy (Deluxe Edition) by The Kinks. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop genres. It contains 43 tracks with total duration of 02:07:02 minutes.

Artist: The Kinks
Release date: 1970
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop
Tracks: 43
Duration: 02:07:02
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No. Title Length
1. The Contenders 2:43
2. Strangers 3:18
3. Denmark Street 2:01
4. Get Back In Line 3:03
5. Lola 4:02
6. Top of the Pops 3:40
7. The Moneygoround 1:44
8. The Time Tomorrow 3:24
9. A Long Way from Home 2:26
10. Rats 2:40
11. Apeman 3:53
12. Powerman 4:16
13. Got to Be Free 3:01
14. Anytime 3:32
15. The Contenders (Instrumental Demo) 3:00
16. The Good Life 3:16
17. Lola (Alternate Version) 5:26
18. The Time Tomorrow (Instrumental) 3:17
19. Apeman (Alternate Stereo Version) 3:40
20. Got to Be Free (Alternative Version) 2:02
21. God's Children 3:18
22. Lola (Instrumental) 4:46
23. The Way Love Used to Be 2:12
24. Completely 3:40
25. Running Round Town 1:03
26. Moments 2:58
27. Animals In the Zoo 2:20
28. Just Friends 2:35
29. Whip Lady 1:21
30. Dreams 3:43
31. Helga 1:54
32. Wllesden Green 2:26
33. God's Children (End) 0:29
34. Dreams (Remix) 3:21
35. Lola (Mono Single) 4:05
36. Apeman (Mono Single) 3:52
37. Rats (Mono Single) 2:40
38. Powerman (Mono) 4:25
39. The Moneygoround (Mono Alternate Version) 1:39
40. Apeman (Alternate Mono Version) 3:40
41. God's Children (Mono Film Mix) 3:15
42. The Way Love Used to Be (Mono Film Mix) 2:07
43. God's Children (End) [Mono Film Mix] 0:49



"Lola" gave the Kinks an unexpected hit and its crisp, muscular sound, pitched halfway between acoustic folk and hard rock, provided a new style for the band. However, the song only hinted at what its accompanying album Lola Versus the Powerman and the Moneygoround, Pt. One was all about. It didn't matter that Ray Davies just had his first hit in years — he had suffered greatly at the hands of the music industry and he wanted to tell the story in song. Hence, Lola — a loose concept album about Ray Davies' own psychosis and bitter feelings toward the music industry. Davies never really delivers a cohesive story, but the record holds together because it's one of his strongest set of songs. Dave Davies contributes the lovely "Strangers" and the appropriately paranoid "Rats," but this is truly Ray' show, as he lashes out at ex-managers (the boisterous vaudevillian "The Moneygoround"), publishers ("Denmark Street"), TV and music journalists (the hard-hitting "Top of the Pops"), label executives ("Powerman"), and, hell, just society in general ("Apeman," "Got to Be Free"). If his wit wasn't sharp, the entire project would be insufferable, but the album is as funny as it is angry. Furthermore, he balances his bile with three of his best melancholy ballads: "This Time Tomorrow," "A Long Way From Home," and the anti-welfare and union "Get Back in Line," which captures working-class angst better than any other rock song. These songs provide the spine for a wildly unfocused but nonetheless dazzling tour de force that reveals Ray's artistic strengths and endearing character flaws in equal measure. [An Expanded Edition added a second of remixes and alternate versions.]