12. The Kinks – The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)

The Kinks continued to lash out against the newfangled excesses of Swinging London, most extensively on The Village Green Preservation Society (1968), an entire album devoted to a nostalgic celebration of traditional Britishness. Just as youth culture in Britain and America was galvanizing into something resembling a full-fledged revolution (more on this later), Ray Davies was inviting everyone to turn the clock backward by a few decades and meet him in a snug at a rural pub.

Here’s a killer live version of the song from 1973.

God Save the Kinks.

The Kinks

The Kinks

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