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The Kinks' Resurgence Continues

Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 4 February 1982

NINETY MINUTES after the Kinks' show at the Seattle Center Coliseum, Ray Davies is strolling out of a restaurant called Bob Murray's Dog House, a vanilla milkshake sitting comfortably in his gut. A handful of fans are lounging in the booths he passes, and they greet him quietly, saying, "Thanks" and "Great show" or in one case just signaling with a slow-motion salute. It's not the star treatment — more like the curious respect accorded some famous Bible thumper or Houdini. The feel is give him room. Ray nods and smiles. "Cheers," he says several times in a surprisingly thin voice.

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