DiscoverA History of Rock Music in 500 SongsEpisode 119: “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks
Episode 119: “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks

Episode 119: “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks

Update: 2021-04-05
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The Kinks, playing around with hunting horns


Episode one hundred and nineteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks, and the song that first took distorted guitar to number one. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.


Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on “G.T.O.” by Ronny and the Daytonas.


Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/


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Episode 119: “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks

Episode 119: “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks

Andrew Hickey