Coverafbeelding Kinks - Plastic Man
  • Statistieken
  •   5 weken
  •   17 piekpositie
  •   77 punten
  •   1969

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

The Kinks was een Engelse rockgroep, ontstaan in 1963. De band bestond uit singer-songwriter Ray Davies, zijn broer en tevens leadgitarist Dave Davies en bassist Pete Quaife.

Begin jaren zestig besloten de twee broers een professionele band te beginnen. De broers traden al weleens op als duo. Toen Ray Davies naar de kunstacademie ging, probeerde Dave Davies samen met Quaife een band op te richten. De naam wisselde voortdurend en toen Ray Davies definitief toetrad in 1963, noemde de band zich The Ravens. De band nam Mick Avory aan als drummer. Op advies van hun manager veranderde de naam in The Kinks.



In 1970 hadden The Kinks een grote wereldhit met Lola. De band scoorde nog vier andere nummer 1-hits met de nummers

Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset en Lola [Live].

Songtekst

A man lives at the corner of the street
And his neighbors think he's helpful and he's sweet
'Cause he never swears and he always shakes you by the hand
But no one knows he really is a plastic man

He's got a plastic heart, plastic teeth and toes
(Yeah, he's plastic man)
He's got plastic knees and a perfect plastic nose
(Yeah, he's plastic man)
He's got plastic lips that hide his plastic teeth and gums
And plastic legs that reach up to his plastic bum
(Plastic bum)

Plastic man got no brain
Plastic man don't feel no pain
Plastic people look the same
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Kick his shin or tread on his face
Pull his nose all over the place
He can't disfigure or disgrace
Plastic man (plastic man)

He's got plastic flowers growing up the walls
He eats plastic food with a plastic knife and fork
He likes plastic cups and saucers 'cause they never break
And he likes to lick his gravy off a plastic plate

Plastic man got no brain
Plastic man don't feel no pain
Plastic people look the same
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Kick his shin or tread on his face
Pull his nose all over the place
He can't disfigure or disgrace
Plastic man (plastic man)

He's got a plastic wife who wears a plastic mac
(Yeah, he's plastic man)
And his children wanna be plastic like their dad
(Yeah, he's plastic man)
He's got a phony smile that makes you think he understands
But no one ever gets the truth from plastic man (plastic man)

Plastic man (plastic man)

Songinformatie

ArtiestThe Kinks
 A-kant
Titel Plastic Man
Lengte 3:00
Componist(en) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Ray Davies
 B-kant
Titel King Kong
Lengte 3:21
Componist(en) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Ray Davies
Platenlabel Pye
Catalogusnr 7N 17724
Hoogste positie UK 31
Hoogste positie US -
Album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire


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