“So like ‘Little Wing’ is like one of those beautiful girls that come around sometimes. They might be spaced. They might be, you know, kind of strung out on a certain this or that. You know everybody has a right to their own releases or their own beliefs, if they want to believe that a star is purple or whatever.”
“Onstage, we’ll always be a rock and roll band. I never really thought about playing rock. It meant a solution to certain things and a way to express myself.” Ray Davies.
“Tell you what ‘Sunny Afternoon’ sounds like. I could draw it better than tell you what it sounds like. It looks like a leaf, very sharp holly, and in the background is a big round sun and the leaf is cutting through the sun coming through. That’s what it looked like. I said this is the sound of one. I couldn’t explain it to the engineer, so I drew it. I said this is how the bass should be, flat, this sticking up in the middle which is the rhythm guitar. I think it saves a lot of trouble if you can do it.” Ray Davies, 1970.