Fell in love with this The Kinks' "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" when I first heard it.
This is a shortened live 1973 version of the 1966 song.
"Let's really have a laugh. No one's here for art.' Hehe. Ray Davies is a cheeky monkey. I love that guy.
The lyrics paint such a vivid picture of a flamboyant slave to clothing trends...fitting that it's song by a bunch of lads wearing things like purple velvet coats or a blue shirt with red pants. Ah, the 70's...
Fun Fact: Singer Ray Davies was shot in the leg in New Orleans in 2004 whilst chasing down a dude that had snatched his companion's purse. Just found that out, and I thought I'd share.
Oh, and he has a daughter with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. Another fun fact.
I've played guitar mediocrely since I was 14, and this is one of my favourite songs to butcher.
It's impossible to be frowning whilst singing out loud to this song. Had a bad day? I did.
Belt it out!
'Oh yes he is!...Oh yes HE IS!'
I feel better already :)