On December 18th the 50th anniversary edition of The Kinks “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One” will be released.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock the collection will include “added b-sides, alternate versions of the songs and outtakes, plus two 7″singles and audio commentary from Ray and Dave Davies. It adds a 60-page hardcover book with photos and and stories about the making of the record, a concept album that satirizes all aspects of the music industry.”
“The album is a celebration of artistic freedom (including my own) and the right for anyone to be gender-free if one wishes,” Ray said in a press release. “The secret is to be a good and trusting person and friend.”
The video is made to look like a graphic novel and it was “drawn by Chris Garratt and Mick Kidd, the creators of the British comic strip Biff. It tells the story literally with occasional asides, such as the protagonist visiting a chiropractor on the line, “When she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine.”
Watch the video below.