I Will Be Me

I Will Be Me

by Dave Davies
     
 

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His second album since suffering a major stroke in 2004, I Will Be Me finds Dave Davies in a defiant state of mind but that doesn't prevent him from indulging in a little bit of nostalgia. These rose-tinted reflections arrive early on, as the album opens with "Little Green Amp," a gnarly little rocker that twists several

Overview

His second album since suffering a major stroke in 2004, I Will Be Me finds Dave Davies in a defiant state of mind but that doesn't prevent him from indulging in a little bit of nostalgia. These rose-tinted reflections arrive early on, as the album opens with "Little Green Amp," a gnarly little rocker that twists several Kinks songs together -- primarily "All Day and All Of the Night," but it can't help bring to mind "Destroyer" as well -- and the subsequent "Livin' in the Past" mines a similar heavy territory. Things get a little gentler from there, as he turns inward on "The Healing Boy" and gets romantic with "When I First Saw You," which only signals how much ground Davies covers here. Generally, he's unafraid to make some noise, and that cacophony is an odd pairing with his deeply held beliefs in the mystical and UFOs, creating a tension that isn't dissonant as much as it is idiosyncratic. Sometimes, Davies' blend of hard rock and healing doesn't quite jibe -- it can lose form and drift or it can hammer its points home too hard -- but there's a dogged individuality to his mission that's appealing even when the music itself is not. This is who he is at age 66 and he is unafraid, even proud, to be who he is.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2013
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157049626
catalogNumber:
496
Rank:
17634

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Davies   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jayhawks   Guest Appearance
Chris Spedding   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Jürgen Engler   Bass,Guitar
Gary Louris   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Tim O'Reagan   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Mark Olson   Vocals
Marc Perlman   Bass
Karen Grotberg   Piano,Harpsichord,Vocals
John Wesley   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Dennis Davison   Organ,Maracas
Teddy Freese   Drums
Jonathan Lea   Electric Guitar,Electric Sitar
Anti-Flag   Guest Appearance
Sarah McLeod   Guitar
Pat Thetic   Drums
Wayne Proctor   Drums
Justin Sane   Guitar,Vocals
Dead Meadow   Guest Appearance
Steve Kille   Drums
Mark Laughlin   Drums
Chris Head   Guitar
Chris #2   Bass,Vocals
Bloody Hollies   Guest Appearance
Wesley Doyle   Guitar
Joey Horgen   Guitar
Ty Segall   Guitar,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jordan McDonald   Drums
Oli Brown   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Geri   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Simon Jackson   Guitar
Matt Bennett   Drums
Scott Barnes   Bass
Tom Currier   Bass,Piano
Jason Simon   Guitar
Chris Lietz   Drums
Oli Brown Band   Guest Appearance
Art   Guest Appearance
Jak Coleman   Guitar
Azaria Byrne   Vocals
Kara Jayne   Bass
Bruce Tyner   Guest Appearance
Jon Tufnell   Vocals
Jon Lamont   Drums
James Freemantle   Bass
Yura Zeleznik   Violin,Guest Appearance
Lost Souls Club   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Dave Davies   Composer
Ed Ackerson   Engineer
Jürgen Engler   Producer
Mark Wheaton   Engineer
Anti-Flag   Producer,Engineer
John Lappen   Artist Relations
Sarah McLeod   Producer
Wayne Proctor   Producer
Dead Meadow   Rhythm Track Engineer
Nicky Garratt   Engineer
Steve Kille   Rhythm Track Engineer
Mick Skelton   Producer
Rebecca G. Wilson   Liner Notes

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