Today we have a song actually titled “Daylight,” from the Kinks’ Preservation Act 1, the band’s 1973 rock opera/”concept album” that analyzed the conflict between capitalism and socialism in the UK as basically a new incarnation of the English Civil War. It showed how much distance the Kinks had traveled since the three-chord days of “You Really Got Me” and “All Day and All of the Night,” though the critics hated it.

This is really just audio with some photos, but the song is very nice. Enjoy.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.