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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.

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    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

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.

    Getting Closer by Paul McCartney

    Getting Closer by Paul McCartney

    Despite this song being a top 20 hit in the US, you never hear it on classic rock radio and the album it came from is widely regarded as one of Paul's worst...unfairly.

    • 12 min
    The Empty Room by Ray Davies

    The Empty Room by Ray Davies

    One of the most recent examples of Ray's songwriting ability that finally masters the laid back jazzy sound he's been attempting for over 50 years.

    • 9 min
    His Name is Legs by George Harrison

    His Name is Legs by George Harrison

    If you are a fan of this funky little Harrison track, you're probably rank among the biggest of Beatles die hards.

    • 10 min
    A Little Bit of Emotion by The Kinks

    A Little Bit of Emotion by The Kinks

    One of Ray's great lyrics and a beautifully produced song that has only gained in relevance in the 40 years since it was written.

    • 12 min
    Julia by The Beatles

    Julia by The Beatles

    This is the only Beatles song to only feature John Lennon.

    • 11 min
    Reveal Yourself by Dave Davies

    Reveal Yourself by Dave Davies

    Dave pulls influence from all over the radio dial for this rocker off his second solo album.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

northbeachtony ,

Kinks beats show

The best is all I can say.

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.

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