75 episodes

Kinks and Beats is a daily look at two of the greatest musical acts of all time. Every day, host Tony Frye will tackle one song from The Beatles or The Kinks and discuss aspects related to music theory, cultural impact, or just his own thoughts about the song.

Listeners are encouraged to call in to the show and leave a voicemail about their favorite/least favorite tracks for inclusion in future episodes.

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Kinks and Beats is a daily look at two of the greatest musical acts of all time. Every day, host Tony Frye will tackle one song from The Beatles or The Kinks and discuss aspects related to music theory, cultural impact, or just his own thoughts about the song.

Listeners are encouraged to call in to the show and leave a voicemail about their favorite/least favorite tracks for inclusion in future episodes.

    Destroyer

    Destroyer

    If you're into cool riffs, clever lyrics, crunchy guitars, and general rock and roll goodness, this is a good song for you.

    • 14 min
    I Do

    I Do

    A standout track on a mostly forgettable Paul McCartney album.

    • 15 min
    Little Miss Queen of Darkness

    Little Miss Queen of Darkness

    It's a fun little track from Face to Face that hints at many songs to come in the Kinks' catalog.

    • 16 min
    Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox

    Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox

    This John Lennon album track is a rocker with one of the best bands of session players one could assemble at the time.

    • 17 min
    Over My Head

    Over My Head

    Ray Davies released some of his finest material on his solo albums, including this song which is funky and poppy, and beautiful all at once.

    • 11 min
    Got To Get You Into My Life

    Got To Get You Into My Life

    The evolution of this song from early takes to final release proves that The Beatles were never opposed to new ideas or scrapping work for a better product.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

ElRolu ,

deep content

When I saw Tony was covering Sweet Lady Genaveve on only the 2nd episode, I knew this was going to be a good podcast. This goes deeper than the typical Kinks abd Beatles podcasts that only cover the well trodden tunes. Well worth a listen! Tony, do more album-length reviews please!

le Goon ,

I Need This Podcast More Than I Needed Any Other Podcast Before

If I rubbed a genie lamp and was granted a wish to have a podcast created just for me, it would be this one. I’ve always claimed I was more Kinks and Beatles than Who and Stones. More Kinks than anything really. The host ,Tony, will always surprise you with the songs he admires most, and the ones that leave him unmoved, as he deconstructs them. Sitting In My Hotel gets his highest praise. Do You Remember Walter? not so much. His point that if Maxwell’s Silver Hammer was a Nilsson song it would be revered is quite astute.

As a musician, I love that he breaks down the music theory behind the tunes.

I think it’s better that we don’t hear the songs he’s discussing. It makes you want to listen as soon as you can to prove him right or wrong in your mind. I can’t wait until he starts doing more full album episodes. The Abbey Road one was splendid.

My favorite podcast out there by far.

Be All Saint ,

Favorite podkast

A Kinks podcast has been long overdue. Thanks to Tony Frye for filling the void with this fun and educational 15 minutes a day. As a Kinks fan for 40+ years, spending time focused on one song every day has helped me re-appreciate each one anew. More than just a Kinks fan, Tony is a musician and a music teacher, so I am grateful for his perspective. He does a great job on the podcast — it’s one of the Better Things out there. (It would be 10 stars if it were all Kinks but I guess some people like the other band he covers for whatever reason.)

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