The story of the Kinks is one of missed opportunities. They first appeared as specialists in a highly stripped-down, tribal form of rhythm & blues; their early singles are sex itself: no other band at the time demonstrated such single-minded commitment to grit and groove. Royalties and chart-success rightly followed; for a minute it looked as though all of this could end in nothing short of Beatles-like world dominance. And then it fell apart.
Praise for Moop City"You worthless attention whore. You’re no better than the bands you’re talking smack about." - smax
"You are a one dimensional fuck just like the bands you like." - Mr T
"I'd sleep with you in a heartbeat." - x
"No one understood this article." - CommentOne
Things to Moop aboutadam & the fish-eyed poets adil & vasundhara allegro fudge bangalore blitzen trapper bombay cake chennai death match delhi duck dunn festivals frank's got the funk gigs gloria gaynor harsha iyer john lennon koch shankar levon helm lily allen media & the music business music ooty patty & the emblems peggy lee peter cat recording co. records richard manuel schizophonic self-important bollocks ska vengers sky rabbit snake wagon sridhar-thayil sulk station the arse bandits the carpenters the indian popscene the jass b'stards the kinks thermal & a quarter the rolling stones the shakey rays the soft boys the talking heads