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The Kinks: Schoolboys In Disgrace

Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, December 1975

RAY DAVIES' NEWEST philosophical treatise directs itself to the topic of education and schooldays nostalgia. While a plot of sorts is undraped at the beginning of Side Two (a schoolboy, identified as the embryonic Mr. Flash of Preservation infamy, disgraces himself with a complaisant schoolgirl and is paddled publicly for his pains), most of the LP concerns itself with generalized misty-eyed musings on first love and boarding school camaraderie.

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