Coverafbeelding The Kinks - Apeman
  • Statistieken
  •   8 weken
  •   14 piekpositie
  •   144 punten
  •   1970

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

I think I'm sophisticated 'cause I'm livin' my life
like a good homo sapien
But all around me everybody's multiplyin'
and they're walkin' 'round like flies, man
So I'm no better than the animals sitting in the cages in the zoo, man
'Cause compared to the flowers and the birds in the trees
I am an apeman

I think I'm so educated and I
'm so civilized 'cause I'm a strict vegetarian
With the overpopulation and inflation
and starvation and the crazy politicians
I don't feel safe in this world no more,
I don't wanna die in a nuclear war
I wanna sail away to a distant shore
And make like an apeman

I'm an apeman, I'm an ape-apeman, oh I'm an apeman
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voodoo man, oh I'm an apeman

'Cause compared to the sun that sits in the sky,
Compared to the clouds as they roll by
Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies
I am an apeman

La la la la la la la

In man's evolution he's created the city and the motor traffic rumble
But give me half a chance,
and I'll be takin' off my clothes and living in the jungle

'Cause the only time that I feel at ease
Is swinging up and down in the coconut trees
Oh, what a life of luxury
To be like an apeman

I'm an apeman, I'm an ape-ape man, oh I'm an apeman
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voodoo man, oh I'm an apeman

I look out the window, but I can't see the sky
The evolution is a-fuckin' up my eyes
I wanna get out of this city alive
And make like an apeman

La la la la la la la

Oh come on and love me,
Be my apeman girl
And we be so happy
In my apeman world

I'm an apeman, I'm an ape-apeman, oh I'm an apeman
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voodoo man, oh I'm an apeman

I'll be your Tarzan, you'll be my Jane
I'll keep you warm and you'll keep me sane
We'll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day
Just like an apeman

I'm an apeman, I'm an ape-ape man, oh I'm an apeman
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voodoo man, oh I'm an apeman

I don't feel safe in this world no more,
I don't wanna die in a nuclear war
I wanna sail away to a distant shore
And make like an apeman

La la la la la la la

Songinformatie

ArtiestThe Kinks
 A-kant
Titel Apeman
Lengte 3:49
Componist(en) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Ray Davies
 B-kant
Titel Rats
Lengte 2:37
Componist(en) Ray Davies
Producer(s) Ray Davies
 
Platenlabel Pye
Catalogusnr 14 790 AT
Hoogste positie UK 5
Hoogste positie US 45
Album Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One


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