You Really Got Me

"You Really Got Me" is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by "The Kinks".
The song was recorded on September 26, 1964 with Ray Davies on lead vocals, Dave Davies on guitar and Pete Quaife on bass.
The Kinks didn't have a drummer when they first recorded the song, so producer Shel Talmy brought in a session musician named Bobby Graham to play.
When they recorded this the second time, Mick Avory had joined the band as their drummer, but Talmy didn't trust him and made him play tambourine while Graham played drums.
One other session musician was used - Arthur Greenslade played piano.
Their first version was six-minutes long, but the final single release came in at just 2:20.
When "The Kinks" heard the first version they recorded of this song, they hated the results.
It was produced by Shel Talmy, their manager at the time, and Ray Davies thought it came out clean and sterile, when he wanted it to capture the energy of their live shows.
Just before Dave Davies started his guitar solo at the second recording session, his brother yelled to encourage him.
Dave got a little confused, but they had only three hours of studio time so he kept playing. He pulled off the solo despite the distraction.
Dave Davies got the idea for the guitar riff from "Tequila" by The Champs.
It was rumored that Jimmy Page, who was a session musician at the time, played guitar on this track, which the band stridently denied.
According to a 2012 interview on "Finding Zoso" with producer Shel Talmy, Jimmy Page did not play the lead guitar on the song.
However he did play rhythm as Ray Davies didn't want to sing and play guitar at the same time.
In 1999, "You Really Got Me" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
We would like to present to you 5 cover versions of the song.

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Mott The Hoople ‎– Mott The Hoople

Mott The Hoople ‎– Mott The Hoople
Release date:November 1969
Genre: Hard Rock

"Mott The Hoople" is the debut album by the Rock band "Mott The Hoople", that released in 1969.
The album introduces by an instrumental version of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" and followed by two covers, Doug Sahm's "At the Crossroads" and Sonny Bono's "Laugh at Me," that demonstrate their musicality more than their depth, since all three of these songs sound like they derive from the same vantage point.
Then, to cap it off, Ian Hunter turns in "Backsliding Fearlessly" and Mick Ralphs gives Mott their first anthem with the pile-driving "Rock and Roll Queen."
Up to this point, Mott the Hoople is wildly imaginative and invigorating, and that's enough to make this a fine debut, even if it falls off the tracks during the second side.

  1. You Really Got Me
  2. At The Crossroads
  3. Laugh At Me
  4. Backsliding Fearlessly
  5. Rock And Roll Queen
  6. Rabbit Foot And Toby Time
  7. Half Moon Bay
  8. Wrath And Roll

  • Ian Hunter - Lead Vocals, Piano
  • Mick Ralphs - Lead Guitar, Backing vocals
  • Pete "Overend" Watts - Bass
  • Dale "Buffin" Griffin - Drums
  • Verden Allen - Organ


Thundermug ‎– Thundermug Strikes

Thundermug  ‎– Thundermug Strikes
Release date:1972
Genre: Hard Rock

In 1972 Canadian Hard Rock band "Thundermug" released their debut album "Thundermug Strikes".
The first single from the album was the cover version of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" but when radio stations began playing "Africa"  off the lp as well, direction changed.
Soon after management released it as a single, "Africa" cracked the Canadian top 30, with the energized-blues flip side "Jane J James" becoming a programmer's favourite as well.
Their infectious groove had critics hailing them as the next potential supergroup. "Page 125" was issued as the third single in the middle of a North American tour, shortly before the album reached gold.

  1. Africa
  2. Page 125
  3. What Would You Do?
  4. Help Father Sun
  5. And They Danced
  6. You Really Got Me
  7. Fortunes Umbrella
  8. Jane "J" James
  9. Will They Ever
  10. Where Am I

  • Joe de Angelis - Guitar, Vocals
  • Bill Durst - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
  • James Corbett - Bass
  • Ed Pranskus - Drums


Stack Waddy ‎– Bugger Off!

Stack Waddy ‎– Bugger Off!
Release date:1972
Genre: Blues Rock
"Bugger Off!" is the second album by Stack Waddy, released in 1972.
The album covers of Zappa's "Willy the Pimp" and the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" might have seemed a little obvious, but both are battered down with such a glorious lack of finesse that it's impossible to object -- anybody familiar with, respectively, Juicy Lucy and the Hammersmith Gorillas' versions of the same songs will come in with at least a vague idea of what to expect, but that's about it. "Hoochie Coochie Man" is even more disheveled, and when John Peel's liner notes reminisce on the group's insistence on recording live, you can tell he's not necessarily looking back with any fondness.
  1. Rosalyn
  2. Willie The Pimp
  3. Hoochie-Coochie Man
  4. It's All Over Now
  5. Several Yards (Foxtrot)
  6. You Really Got Me
  7. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter
  8. Meat Pies'ave Come But Band's Not 'Ere Yet
  9. It Ain't Easy
  10. Long Tall Shorty (Mainly)
  11. Repossession Boogie
  12. The Girl From Ipanema
  • John Knail - Vocals, Harmonica.
  • Steve Revell - Drums.
  • Mick Stott - Guitar.
  • Stuart Banham - Bass.



801 - 801 Live

801 - 801 Live
Release date:November 1976
Genre: Art Rock

"801 Live" is the debut live album by 801, released in November 1976.
Although the band only played three gigs in August and September 1976,in Norfolk, at the Reading Festival and the final concert on 3 September at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. This last concert was recorded live and released as the album 801 Live.
This album captures a night when everything fell right into place musically. "801 Live" is a cohesive document of an unlikely crew who had fun and took chances.
The music consisted of more or less mutated selections from albums by Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno and Quiet Sun, plus a full-scale rearrangement of Lennon-McCartney's "Tomorrow Never Knows" and an off-the-wall excursion into The Kinks' 1964 hit "You Really Got Me"

  1. Lagrima
  2. TNK (Tomorrow Never Knows)
  3. East Of Asteroid
  4. Rongwrong
  5. Sombre Reptiles
  6. Baby's On Fire
  7. Diamond Head
  8. Miss Shapiro
  9. You Really Got Me
  10. Third Uncle

  • Phil Manzanera - Guitar
  • Brian Eno - Keyboards, Synthesizers, Guitar, Tapes and Vocals
  • Bill MacCormick - Bass, Vocals
  • Simon Phillips - Drums and Rhythm Generator
  • Francis Monkman - Fender Rhodes Piano, Clavinet
  • Lloyd Watson - Slide Guitar, Vocals


Van Halen ‎– Van Halen

Van Halen ‎– Van Halen
Release date:February 10, 1978
Genre: Hard Rock

"Van Halen" is the debut studio album by band Van Halen. Released on February 10, 1978, and spent 169 weeks on the charts, reaching #19 on the U.S. charts (03/11/78) and #34 on the U.K. charts (05/27/78). It was certified gold on 05/24/78, platinum on 10/10/78, platinum five times over on 10/22/84, platinum six times over on 02/01/89, seven times platinum on 09/29/93, platinum eight times over on 07/11/94, and ten times platinum on 08/07/96. It was certified diamond on 03/16/99.
"Van Halen" album contains many of Van Halen's signature songs, including "Runnin' With The Devil", the guitar solo "Eruption", the The Kinks cover "You Really Got Me", "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", "Jamie's Cryin'", and the cover version of John Brim's "Ice Cream Man".
This was the only album for which the band handed complete control over to the producer, Ted Templeman. Templeman installed Van Halen at Sunset Sound Recorders, where he had steered the Doobie Brothers to a slew of gold albums. There the band labored to record a white-hot debut loaded with unabashed charisma and a powerhouse of electricity.

  1. Runnin’ With The Devil
  2. Eruption
  3. You Really Got Me
  4. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
  5. I’m The One
  6. Jamie’s Cryin’
  7. Atomic Punk
  8. Feel Your Love Tonight
  9. Little Dreamer
  10. Ice Cream Man
  11. On Fire

  • Eddie Van Halen – Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar on "Ice Cream Man" (credited as David Roth)
  • Alex Van Halen – Drums
  • Michael Anthony – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

Made In Canada

"Made In Canada" is a tribute to Canadian Rock scene of the 60's and 70's.
Various developments led to "Rock" music by the mid to late 1960s. These included increased complexities of song construction and lyrics, as well as expanded interest in earlier US blues forms and in recording songs and/or albums as cohesive artistic statements.
This also involved exploring more extensive chord structures, modal harmonies, increasingly sophisticated instrumental and vocal palettes, and even the occasional use of early 20th-century pop song styles.
British musicians became so successful in exploring these and other areas that North America experienced a "British Invasion" by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Who, the Yardbirds, the Hollies, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Cream.
Numerous Canadian bands emerged in their wake, such as Little Caesar & the Consuls, Ritchie Knight & the Mid-Knights, and Jon & Lee & the Checkmates.
A number of important rock clubs emerged in Toronto in the 1960s, such as the Le Coq D'or, the Rock Pile, and the Electric Circus.
By 1967, recent US experimental and psychedelic rock (such as the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead) influenced various Canadian bands, including Luke & the Apostles, the Mandala (including guitarist Domenic Troiano), Robbie Lane & the Disciples (who had recorded in 1964 with Ronnie Hawkins), Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers (which included future comedic actor Tommy Chong), Motherlode, the Haunted, the influential but short-lived Kensington Market, and the seminal jazz-rock orchestra, Lighthouse.
In the 1970s, a more substantial Canadian recording industry emerged, as did the influential Canadian content broadcast regulations and the use of multi-purpose halls, sports arenas, and amphitheatres for popular music concerts.
Thus, popular musicians increasingly found it possible to find substantial audiences within Canada and/or internationally without permanently moving to the US.
The most successful Canadian band of 1969-72, and one of the most successful in the world, was the Guess Who, with various major international hits including 1970's "American Woman" (the first US #1 hit by a Canadian rock band). The group's guitarist-songwriter, Randy Bachman, then formed Bachman-Turner Overdrive, which had similar international successes, especially 1973's "Takin' Care of Business."
We know that some artists are out of "Made In Canada" but soon we will be back with them.
I want to thank
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/, http://www.gepr.net, http://www.quebecpop.com http://www.canadianbands.com/, http://www.progarchives.com/
about the information that we collected.

Eden ‎– Eden

Eden ‎– Eden
Release date:1978
Genre: Progressive Rock

"Eden" was a French-Canadian Progressive Rock quartet from Quebec, comprised of Jean-Bernard Borja, Robert Boileau, Gilles Favreau and Jean Rémillard.
Their music was a nice mixture of Quebecois-styled prog/folk a la Harmonium, Cano or Le Temps mixed up with a few classical references.
In 1978 their released the sole album "Eden". There are eight good compositions progressive rock type, with special mentions to "Allias", "Pavane" and "La Ballerine Musclee".
Whatever happened to them after the album was released, remains a mystery.

  1. Allias
  2. Pavane
  3. La Ballerine Musclee
  4. Transe
  5. Arabesque
  6. Louis Le Cancre
  7. Intuition
  8. La Foret

  • Jean-Bernard Borja - Bass, Vocals
  • Robert Boileau - Keyboards
  • Gilles Favreau - Guitar
  • Jean Rémillard - Drums


Pollen ‎– Pollen

Pollen ‎– Pollen
Release date:1976
Genre: Progressive Rock

"Pollen" was a French Progressive Rock band from Quebec, formed in 1972 by Jacques Tom Rivest and Richard Lemoyne. They were joined the following year by Serge Courchesne who suggest that they recruit two keyboardists, Claude "Mego" Lemay and Serge Locat. It was too late for Locat though as he already had committed to join Harmonium. The group thus pursued its destiny with four musicians.
The name of the band came by chance when, in the kitchen of the house where they lived together, spotted a jar of flower
In the spring of 1976, Pollen released their debut and last album "Pollen". The vocals are in French, which is common for the French Canadian groups. The album was launched during the a show at the Grand Théatre de Québec where Pollen shared the headline act with Caravan.

  1. Vieux Corps De Vie D'ange
  2. L'étoile
  3. L'indien
  4. Tout'L Temps
  5. Vivre La Mort
  6. La Femme Ailée

  • Jacques Tom Rivest - Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards 
  • Sylvain Coutu - Drums, Vibraphone, Percussion 
  • Claude Lemay - Keyboards, Flute, Vibraphone, Bass, Vocals 
  • Richard Lemoyne - Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Bass


Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin d'une Cinquieme Saison

Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin d'une Cinquieme Saison
Release date:1975
Genre: Progressive Rock
"Harmonium" was a Quebec-based French-Canadian Progressive Rock band formed in 1972 in Montreal. The core was by singer/songwriter Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau , and bassist Louis Valois.
Their career was short (five years) and they released three studio albums in the mid-Seventies and a posthumous live album.
"Si on avait besoin d'une cinquième saison" is the second album of the band released in 1975.
By their album, they were very much a cross between a symphonic rock band and a folk band an interesting combination which you can hear most clearly on the 20-minute "Histoires Sans Paroles".
This concept album features no drums, but uses Martenot waves as an added bonus.
  1. Vert
  2. Dixie
  3. Depuis L'Automne
  4. En Pleine Face
  5. Histoires Sans Paroles
  • Serge Fiori – Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Michel Normandeau – Guitar, Vocals
  • Louis Valois – Bass, Electric Piano
  • Pierre Daigneault – Flutes, Clarinets
  • Serge Locat – Keyboards



Et Cetera ‎– Et Cetera

Et Cetera  ‎– Et Cetera
Release date:1976
Genre: Progressive Rock

"Et Cetera" formed in Quebec, hence the use of the French language in their music. The band formed around the mid-seventies by Marie Bernard Pagé, Denis Chartrand, Pierre Dragon, Robert Marchand and Alain-Yves Pigeon.
"Et Cetera" is the debut album of the group released in 1976. The album was the answer to the British group Gentle Giant which was very popular in Quebec at that time.
One of the more interesting points on this album is the use of the instrument called Ondes Martenot.
This is a relatively obscure electronic instrument that is very similar to the Theremin.

  1. Et La Musique Tourne
  2. Éclaircie
  3. Entre Chien Et Loup
  4. Apostrophe
  5. Newton Avait Raison
  6. L'Age Dort
  7. Tandem

  • Marie Bernard Pagé - Keyboards, Ondes Martenot, Vocals
  • Denis Chartrand - Keyboards, Flute, Saxophone, Vibraphone, Vocals
  • Pierre Dragon - Drums, Percussion
  • Robert Marchand - Guitars, Vocals
  • Alain Yves Pigeon - Bass, Cello, Vocals


Klaatu ‎– 3:47 E.S.T.

Klaatu ‎– 3:47 E.S.T.
Release date:August 11, 1976
Genre: Progressive Rock

The roots of "Klaatu" began in the late 60's when Terry Draper, Dee Long and John Woloschuk all played in different local Toronto groups, when they met at a high school battle of the bands contest.
Woloschuk got together with Long, with the initial intention of making "Klaatu" a non-touring group. Calling themselves, "Klaatu" — after the peace emissary in the 1951 movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" — they wrote, recorded, and inventively engineered an album that was so creative it was compared to bands such as Pink Floyd, ELO, and The Beatles.
In 1976, Capitol Records in L.A. signed a three records deal and the band demanded not to appear in public, play live or give interviews to support the album. In fact, nobody at Capitol even knew who the band was.
Their first album, "3:47 EST" (in Canada) and "Klaatu" ( in the United States) released in August 1976. The album contained what would turn out to be their signature song, "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft", as well as re-releases of "California Jam", "Dr Marvello", "Sub Rosa Subway" and "Hanus of Uranus", now dubbed "Anus of Uranus". Untypical of what was being heard on the radio at the time, sales were less than phenomenal. Refusing to approach the business of putting out music any other way than their own, the group then headed to England to work on their next album.
A rumor concocted by "Providence Journal" reviewer Steve Smith in February 1977 that the album might be an anonymous project by the Beatles themselves. The rumor turned into a global phenomenon with Beatles fans being fed "clues" by radio stations and print media alike.

  1. Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
  2. California Jam
  3. Anus Of Uranus
  4. Sub-Rosa Subway
  5. True Life Hero
  6. Doctor Marvello
  7. Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
  8. Little Neutrino

  • John Woloschuk - Vocals, Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Synthesizers, Percussion
  • Dee Long - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Electric Sitar, Synthesizers, Ukelele, Telegraphy, Mellotron,
  • Terry Draper - Drums, Percussion, Tympani, Vocals

Saga ‎– Saga

Saga ‎– Saga
Release date:June 1978
Genre: Progresssive Rock

"Saga" are a Progressive Rock quintet formed  in Oakville, Ontario from the core of "Fludd", bassist Jim Chricton, Peter Rachon on keyboards and drummer Steve Negus, they recruited Chricton's younger brother Ian on guitars. Pockets was born.
The group toured the local Toronto area doing bars for a few months until singer Michael Sadler left a local group called "Truck" to become their frontman. His vocal stylings blended with their progressive yet eclectic sound. It wasn't long before the group was noticed by Maze Records and signed to a deal shortly thereafter.
In 1978 released them debut album "Saga" and was instantly met with rave reviews for their tight, sophisticated approach. Though the single, "How Long" failed to make an impression on the charts here, it received constant airplay in Britain and Germany. Also heavy on the charts overseas was "Humble Stance". Two of the songs, "Will It Be You? (Chapter Four)," and "Tired World (Chapter Six)," were part of a series of eight (but later sixteen) songs that Saga included within their first four albums called "The Chapters", which told the story of a young Albert Einstein.

  1. How Long
  2. Humble Stance
  3. Climbing The Ladder
  4. Will It Be You? (Chapter Four)
  5. The Perfectionist
  6. Give 'Em The Money
  7. Ice Nice
  8. Tired World (Chapter Six)

  • Ian Crichton - Guitar
  • Jim Crichton - Synthesizer, Bass, Moog
  • Peter Rochon - Keyboards, Vocals, Moog
  • Steve Negus - Percussion, Drums
  • Michael Sadler - Bass, Keyboards, Vocals


Brave Belt ‎– Brave Belt II

Brave Belt ‎– Brave Belt II
Release date:1972
Genre: Rock

"Brave Belt" was a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba formed in January of 1971 by Randy and Robbie Bachman and Chad Allan.
As a trio, it fell upon Randy to handle the duties of laying down the bass tracks while they searched for someone to take over full-time. They hired CF (Fred) Turner after their first album had all but been completed.
In 1972 they released them second album "Brave Belt II" . With Randy again at the controls, the sessions were taking a heavier turn, with Turner contributing more 4 tracks on his own and co-writing "Put It In A Song" with Randy. At the same time Allen was contributing less - though he did co-write "Dunrobin's Gone", the group's biggest hit along with Bob Ericson, and penned "Waterloo Country" and helped the Bachmans with two other tracks.
The band's only song written solely by an outsider was also present, with "Long Way Round" by Charles Charles. But by the time Brave Belt II was released that summer, Allen's vision of the group, and the conflicts which arose from it, had led to his departure.
He was replaced by a third Bachman, Tim and the group honed their chops touring pretty much non-stop in western Canada.

  1. Too Far Away
  2. Dunrobin's Gone
  3. Can You Feel It
  4. Put It In A Song
  5. Summer Soldier
  6. Goodbye, Soul Shy
  7. Never Comin' Home
  8. Be A Good Man
  9. Long Way 'Round
  10. Another Way Out
  11. Waterloo Country

  • Randy Bachman - Guitar, Vocals
  • Robbie Bachman - Drums, Vocals
  • C.F. Turner - Bass, Vocals
  • Chad Allan - Keyboards


Rush - 2112

Rush - 2112
Release date:April 1, 1976 
Genre: Hard Rock

Rush was formed in August 1968 in the Willowdale neighborhood of Toronto. The original lineup included Alex Lifeson on guitar, Jeff Jones on bass and John Rutsey on drums. Jones was soon replaced by Geddy Lee, and, in 1974, after the release of the group’s debut album, Rutsey left and was replaced by Neil Peart. That lineup — Lee on vocals, bass and keyboards, Lifeson on guitar, and Peart on drums — has remained stable throughout the years.
"2112" is the fourth studio album of the band, released in 1976 influenced by the writings of Ayn Rand, the album features the side-long title suite.
Based in the future, a galaxy-wide war results in the union of all planets under the rule of the Red Star of the Solar Federation. By 2112, the world is controlled by the “Priests of the Temples of Syrinx,” who determine the content of all reading matter, songs, pictures – every facet of life.

    1. 2112  I: Overture /  II: The Temples Of Syrinx  /  III: Discovery /   IV: Presentation /   V: Oracle: The Dream /   VI: Soliloquy /  VII: Grand Final
    2. A Passage To Bangkok
    3. The Twilight Zone
    4. Lessons
    5. Tears
    6. Something For Nothing

    • Geddy Lee – Lead Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
    • Alex Lifeson – Electric and Acoustic Guitar
    • Neil Peart – Drums, Percussion