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The Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies 1971 classic album has been remastered in stereo from the original audio source for the albums 50th Anniversary on heavy weight 180 gram vinyl. The album introduces a number of working class figures and the stresses with which they must contend. It did not sell well but received critical acclaim and lasting fan appreciation. Dave Davies commented on the song, "There's that love and fondness for Americana and for country music because I had quite a big family, and all the great films like South Pacific and Oklahoma! – all these influences from the States – were embedded in our culture when growing up. It was kind of like a London version of The Beverly Hillbillies in a humorous way."  Release [ edit ]
Muswell Hillbillies - Rolling Stone
Muswell Hillbillies was the band's first album for RCA Records,  their prior recordings having been released on Pye Records ( Reprise Records in the United States). Their contract with Pye/Reprise expired the same year. The album was recorded between August and October 1971 Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side B runout stamped (last three characters etched)): APRS 5985 - 4E A2GWhat's a Muswell Hillbilly? Well, Muswell Hill was a community in England that the Davies family had to move to after their neighborhood in North London was razed and gentrified. You do the math, kiddo. Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side B runout stamped (last three characters etched)): APRS 5985 - 4 E A1J Slaughter, Matthew (4 October 2013). "Muswell Hillbillies (reissue)". Drowned In Sound. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015 . Retrieved 31 December 2014.
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Have A Cuppa Tea" (LP6: Muswell Hillbillies/Everybody's In Show Biz: Everybody's A Star: Ray Davies remixes) (3:46)Can you tell the Kinks apart in the picture on the cover of their new album? No, of course. Except for Ray, they all look the same these days. Faceless. Their music has also been sounding that way lately. Still, they’re a heap better than most other groups you could ever name.