Album Review: Dave Davies – Rippin’ Up Time (Score: 7/10)

Dave Davies Rippin Up Time cover artGod bless Dave Davies! He is touted as the inventor of grungy, feedback-driven rock & roll when all he wanted to do was create good songs. Which he does, and some are here on this collection of tunes. Any Anglophile will appreciate “Front Room,” and “In the Old Days” is a Clash-like angry tune. Overall, the sound is crisp, with great vocals and song styling. While there is some cool noisy guitar on several songs, the final track, “Through My Window,” is a sweet tune that resonates with what the best of the Kinks made us feel. – Brett Bush