Review - Ray Davies, Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

From: Kelley
Date: July 3, 2006

Saw Raymond Douglas Davies perform at Summerfest in Milwaukee yesterday night (I chose to see him at this venue as opposed to the free concert in Chicago's Grant Park on July 4th). It was an exceptional concert that lasted about one hour and forty-five minutes.

He played five songs from his newest recording Other People's Lives and many songs recorded by the Kinks. He spoke about his own life, including the shooting in New Orleans (when a crew member set off a firecracker, Ray quipped, "Thanks, I needed that.") and talked about his brother Dave quite a bit. One senses that a reunion tour is possible provided Dave makes a full recovery from his stroke.

His banter was quite good. He said that "Twentieth Century Man" was the song that best described his personal predicament.

Playlist included:

Low Budget, I'm Not Like Everybody Else, Where Have All the Good Times Gone, All Day and All of the Night, Tired of Waiting, You Really Got Me, Lola, Twentieth Century Man, Next Door Neighbors, A Long Way from Home, Dead End Street, Over my Head, The Tourist, Harry Rag, and more.