Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks partners with The Jayhawks on American retrospective “Poetry”

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Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks partners with The Jayhawks on American retrospective “Poetry”

Ray Davies | photo by Steve Gullick | courtesy of the artist

British mastermind Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, better known for his jaunt with rock staple The Kinks, announced his new record Americana and released his first single “Poetry”. The single marks something special for Davies, as he enlisted alt-country kids The Jayhawks as recording partners.

A gloomy look at the materialism in America, Davies uses Dylan-esque vocals to soulfully inquire where art has gone in our country (“And every shop window goods are designed to please / Oh but I ask / Where is the poetry?”). Although ...

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