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The song was recorded by the Kinks at least twice in the summer of The band's demo was in a "bluesy" style, while a full studio version recorded in June was slower and less emphatic than the final single. But Ray Davies in particular was stubbornly persistent in forcing the Kinks' management and record company to take the time and money needed Sirih Gambir - Search - Rock Mania develop the record's landmark sound and style, threatening that he would refuse to perform or promote the single unless it was re-recorded.
The then-unfamiliar song had been getting good audience reaction during the Kinks' live shows, and Davies wanted to capture that feel. When Pye stood its ground, the band's own management broke the stalemate by funding the session themselves.
Ray Davies' adamance on behalf of the career-making song effectively established him as the leader and chief songwriter of the Kinks. Davies later said, "I was floundering around trying to find an identity. It was in that I managed to do that, to be able to justofy myself and say, 'I exist, I'm here. Recent Kinks' releases have given full official credits for the musicians La Fauna - Rosendo - Salud Y Buenos Alimentos the track.
In fact, Jimmy was playing rhythm guitar. That's all I'm going to say about it. According to Davies, not only did his brother Dave play the solo, but he also yells Sirih Gambir - Search - Rock Mania off" to Ray Davies right before the solo starts. Per Ray Davies' recounting of the story:. The Kinks would go on to perform successfully together as a band for over 30 years, through many musical styles, and they would always play "You Really Got Me" in concert.
Both Ray and Dave Davies still perform the song in solo shows, generally as a closing number. On the radio, it has been frequently played together with "Eruption", the instrumental that precedes it on the album. He also told of how Kinks fans have approached him and congratulated him on performing a "great cover of the Van Halen song", and how Van Halen fans have approached him to accuse him of "ripping off Van Halen". The Live recording appears in Electronic Arts Battlefield Vietnam as a radio choice for vehicles and the loading music for Operation Bićeš Drugom Žena - Knez* - Daleko Visoko Dart.
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