There's been a lot of murmuring lately about a possible Kinks reunion. Much of this murmuring has come directly from the head Kink himself, Ray Davies. There's a very nice article about Ray on CNN's website, here's the link to it:
So, will the reunion actually happen or not? I've been hearing rumors ever since I became a dedicated follower of the Kinks in 2006. And in reading a book about the Kinks, (called "The Kinks") I discovered that Ray has been essentially saying the same thing about a possible reunion since at least 2001-2002. Which begs the question, is this just a ploy of Ray's for more publicity? Since Ray must know in his heart of hearts that he alone will never be able to generate the publicity that "The Kinks" name generates, (he must be the least famous frontman in all of rock and roll) he keeps bringing up the subject, while he knows full well it will never happen. That's the cynical viewpoint, anyway. I'm all for Ray getting all the publicity he can get, since I don't think it's possible for the Kinks to ever become overrated, since they're about the most underrated band in the history of the world. But I do wonder if a Kinks reunion is actually feasible. Dave Davies hasn't performed live since his 2004 stroke, and I've read that original bassist Pete Quaife is on dialysis. That doesn't seem to bode well.
I would love to see the Kinks reunite, because I've never seen them live, (I've only seen Ray solo) and it would sell more of their records, and make them some more money. And in my opinion, if you're Ray and Dave, you deserve all the money you can get. I'm sure they're both doing okay financially, but my point is, the Kinks have been so underrated and undervalued for so long, if they want to take a victory lap, they deserve it. God save the Kinks!