Daylight Video

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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.