You Really Got Me, An Illustrated World Discography of the Kinks, 1964-1993

Author: Doug Hinman with Jason Brabazon

Publisher: Doug Hinman, Rumford, R.I.

Publishing Dates: Special limited advance edition first published in June 1994

ISBN: ISBN 0-9641005-0-9 (softbound); ISBN 0-9641005-1-7 (hardbound)

Misc. Stats: 8.5" x 11", 559 pages

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About The Author

Doug Hinman spent eleven years as a professional drummer, touring extensively in the US and Europe. Regarded for his versatility and feel for traditional styles of rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, and R&B, his career culminated with a three-year stint with the internationally acclaimed guitarist Duke Robillard. His recording credits with both major and independent labels stretch from the late 1970s to 1992, when he recorded the highly acclaimed CD Tennessee Border with Sun Records artist Sonny Burgess and ex-Blasters member Dave Alvin. He was also featured on Robillard's Turn It Around CD.

Hinman's lifelong avocation as a record collector and amateur popular music historian led to a ten-year journey through Kinkdom in researching and writing this volume. As a discographer, researcher, and writer, he has contributed articles to various music magazines and has consulted on all three published biographies of the Kinks.

In 1993, Hinman earned a Masters of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island and has since established a new career as a catalog librarian at Brown University. He currently lives in Rumford, Rhode Island, with his wife and two children, and he continues to perform in New England and to work on the sequel to this volume.


"There are researchers and researchers, but Doug Hinman is the exception. As a chronicler of popular music, I've met all sorts in this business, but Hinman is in a class of his own. His research on the Kinks takes popular music scholarship to a plateau of virtually unprecedented integrity. His love for his subject has been distilled into a matrix of such complex and detailed information that is is nothing less than astounding. Perhaps the most amazing aspect of this book is that, despite its exhaustive nature, it is actually a first volume. Hinman has also undertaken an analysis of the Kinks' performing career that rivals this work in terms of quality and scarcely-believable detail. Taken as a whole, Hinman's work is unquestionably among the most detailed works ever produced on any recording artists since the emergence of rock 'n' roll. I can think of no higher compliment -- I await further volumes with a genuine sense of awe."

--Johnny Rogan, author of The Kinks: The Sound and the Fury and Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance

Ordering Information

This book and the 1997 supplement are now out of print. Doug may have a new edition printed sometime in the future.



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