Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Dave Davies sez, "No Kinks reunion ever! My brother eats babies!"
OK, he didn't exactly say that, but the baby of the Davies clan did tell the Daily Mirror that the oft-rumored Kinks reunion won't be happening because brother Ray is an "asshole" and a "vampire" who once stomped on his birthday cake. Clearly, those sort of wounds run deep. I suppose a genuine Kinks reunion is a closed matter now, anyway, considering the passing of original bassist Pete Quaife last June. But, as a Kinks fan, it is kind of depressing that we're still reading this sort of stuff. Sure the longstanding rivalry between the Brothers D is as mythic as the rifts between Mick and Keith, John and Paul, and Pete and Rog. Yet all those guys eventually buried the hatchet in one way or another (although, according to reviews of Keith Richards's new biography Life, the guitarist may have decided to re-bury his hatchet in Jagger's lap. Which, apparently, contains an exceptionally small penis). But the Davieses are brothers. Doesn't that count for something? Dave does conclude the interview by saying, "I could never not love Ray. He’s my brother," but I guess when that love has to go toe-to-toe with squashed cake, the cake wins.