Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

They seek him here, they seek him there,
His clothes are loud, but never square.
It will make or break him so he's got to buy the best,
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.

And when he does his little rounds,
'Round the boutiques of London Town,
Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends,
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is).
He thinks he is a flower to be looked at,
And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight,
He feels a dedicated follower of fashion.

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is).
There's one thing that he loves and that is flattery.
One week he's in polka-dots, the next week he is in stripes.
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.

They seek him here, they seek him there,
In Regent Street and Leicester Square.
Everywhere the Carnabetian army marches on,
Each one an dedicated follower of fashion.

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is).
His world is built 'round discoteques and parties.
This pleasure-seeking individual always looks his best
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is).
He flits from shop to shop just like a butterfly.
In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be,
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.
He's a dedicated follower of fashion.
He's a dedicated follower of fashion.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix, alternate recording, recorded 2 Feb, 1966 at IBC Studios, London
Neue Revue - The Great Lost Kinks Album Mar 2000 Germany - HTSLP 340016 P (fake) CD
The Kink Kontroversy (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set

mono mix (2:59), recorded 7 & 10 Feb, 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Sittin' On My Sofa 25 Feb, 1966 UK Pye 7N 17064 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Sittin' On My Sofa Mar 1966 Denmark Pye 7N 17064 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Sittin' On My Sofa Apr 1966 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17064 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Sittin' On My Sofa Apr 1966 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17064 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Sittin' On My Sofa 27 Apr, 1966 USA Reprise 0471 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Sittin' On My Sofa Apr 1966 USA Reprise 0471 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Dedicated Kinks 15 Jul, 1966 UK Pye NEP 24258 7" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise R 6217 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Who'll Be The Next In Line Aug/Sep 1967 USA Reprise 0712 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 17 Nov, 1967 UK Marble Arch MAL 716 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 1969 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2174 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks 27 Feb, 1970 UK Pye NPL 18326 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Big Deal - The Kink 20 May, 1977 UK Pye BD 105 12" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
The File Series - The Kinks 14 Oct, 1977 UK Pye FILD 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
20 Golden Greats 20 Sep, 1978 UK Ronco (Pye) RPL 2031 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Waterloo Sunset Feb 1979 UK Pye 7N 46102 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks Collection Aug 1980 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch (Pickwich) PDA 072 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Spotlight On The Kinks Mar 1981 UK PRT SPOT 1009 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Waterloo Sunset Nov 1981 UK Old Gold OG 9140 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Candy From Mister Dandy 15 Jul, 1983 UK PRT DOW 12 10" vinyl mini-LP, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits - Dead End Street 14 Oct, 1983 UK PRT KINK 1 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 3 Feb, 1984 UK PRT KINK 2 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
A Complete Collection 9 Feb, 1984 USA Complete CPL2-2001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7251 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits May 1985 UK PRT CDKINK 7251 CD
The Kinks Collection 27 Sep, 1985 UK Collector Series/Castle Communications CCSLP 113 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' (The Definitive Double Album Collection) 6 Dec, 1985 UK Starblend TRACK 1 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' - Volume One Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/1 CD
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion 9 Jul, 1986 UK PRT 7P 355 7" vinyl maxi-single, 45 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion 9 Jul, 1986 UK PRT 12P 355 12" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks Collection Jun 1987 UK Castle Communications CCSCD 113 CD
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 7001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Hit Singles 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 4001 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Hit Singles Jan 1988 UK PRT PYC 4001 CD
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Autumn Almanac 18 Jan, 1988 UK PRT PYS 7 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R1 70318 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks-Size Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R2 75769 CD
From 64 At [To] 70 Mar 1989 Brazil Rarity (Brasidisc) LP 5070 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R1 70086 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R2 70086 CD
PRT Collector Series - The Kinks Apr 1989 UK PRT GHCD 1 CD
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men - Greatest Hits Sep 1989 Brazil Young (BMG Ariola Discos Ltd.) 320.7035 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVLP 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVCD 001 CD
The EP Collection Jun 1990 UK See For Miles SEECD 295 CD
The EP Collection 18 Jun, 1990 UK See For Miles SEE 295 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Introspective-The Kinks Mar 1991 UK Baktabak LINT 5005 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Introspective-The Kinks Mar 1991 UK Baktabak CINT 5005 CD
Best Of The Kinks 1966-67 Aug 1991 UK Pickwick PWKS 4075 CD
The Kinks Sep 1991 EEC Music For Pleasure/EMI CD-MFP 5921/CDB 7 97481 2 CD
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 1 1964-1966 Jun 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 101 CD
The Definitive Collection (26 Original Recordings) Sep 1993 UK Polygram TV 516 465-2 CD
The Best And Kollektable Kinks 16 Dec, 1993 Japan Victor Entertainment, Inc. VICP-5332 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Set Me Free Dec? 1994 USA Collectables COL 0367 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks Remastered 28 Mar, 1995 UK Castle Communications ESB CD 268 3 CD set
The Very Best Of Mar 1997 UK Polygram TV 537 554-2 CD
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set
The Kink Kontroversy 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 507 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
The Marble Arch Years 18 Jul, 2001 UK Essential/Castle/Sanctuary CMGBX318 Multi CD box set
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
The Kink Kontroversy 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD027 CD
The Kink Kontroversy (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best Of The Kinks & Ray Davies 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 371 248-9 2 CD set
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set

simulated stereo (2:59), recorded 7 & 10 Feb, 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise RS 6217 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise RST 6217 Reel-to-reel tape, 7 1/2 ips
Sunny Afternoon 17 Nov, 1967 UK Marble Arch MALS 716 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Then, Now And Inbetween Jul 1969 USA Reprise PRO 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola 1 Oct, 1971 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch HMA 201 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks 8 Oct, 1971 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 501 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Pye History Of British Pop Music-The Kinks Nov 1975 USA Pye 505 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, alternate take, recorded 7 & 10 Feb, 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kink Kontroversy 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 507 CD
The Kink Kontroversy 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD027 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix, by David Garrick, recorded 1968
Kinky Kovers 1998 Japan Victor Entertainment VICP-60431 CD

mono mix, BBC recording, part of medley, "off-air bootleg" (2:10), recorded 22 Jul, 1968 at BBC Television Centre, Studio 8, London
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix (4:02), recorded 14 Jul, 1974 at Hippodrome Theatre, Golders Green, London
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix, recorded 25 Mar, 1994 at Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
To The Bone 3 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKLP 1 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
To The Bone 3 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKCD 1 CD
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

stereo mix, Karaoke instrumental by unknown musicians, recorded around 1999
Legends Series Volume 38 - The Kinks about 1999 Taiwan Legends 038 CD

stereo mix, by Monti Beton, recorded 2002
The Kinks Acoustic Songbook - Monti Beton Apr 2002 Austria Beton Music CD-LSP 1884 CD

stereo mix, as "Dreven dyrker av staffasje" by Veldig Respektable Menn, recorded 2004
Sanger av Ray Davies og The Kinks - Veldig Respektable Menn 24 Sep, 2004 Norway Tylden & Co. GTACD 8267 CD

stereo mix, as "Adabei" by G. Steinbäcker, recorded 2004
LOLA! :kinks-klassiker interpretiert von ambros bis wilfried 11 Nov, 2004 Austria Universal Music GmbH 986 687 0 CD


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