Monday, July 19, 2010

NEWS: Kinks Album Set for Movie Release (from

Ray Davies

The Kinks' 1975 album Schoolboys In Disguise is set to become a movie, written and directed by comic Bobcat Goldthwait.

Frontman Ray Davies will be Executive Producer of the movie, which tells the story of a schoolboy and his gang who are constantly in trouble with teachers at school.

Goldthwait says: "It's a story that any kid who has felt that they are not being treated fairly can relate to, all set to some of the greatest rock songs you'll ever hear. It's the genesis story of a supervillain set to music. It's the story of the world's most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high".

The original songs from the album will be re-recorded by the eventual cast members, with the soundtrack album being issued to coincide with the movie's release.

Davies played a legends set at this year's Glastonbury festival, including a touching version of Thank You For The Days in tribute to original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife, who died just before the festival.

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