Schoolboys in Disgrace or The Kinks Present Schoolboys in Disgrace is a 1975 concept album by the Kinks. It was considered to be the last album by critics in what they dubbed the group's "theatrical" period, and their final release for RCA Records. According to the back cover liner notes, the story which the album presents is as follows: Once upon a time there was a naughty little schoolboy. He and his gang were always playing tricks on the teachers and bullying other children in the school
So, Davies designed their next album as a return to a simpler, band-oriented sound. Of course, he didn't jettison his love for conceptual works, so Schoolboys in Disgrace was born. Working under the presumption that a return to simple rock demanded a simple theme, Davies constructed the album as a nostalgic trip through childhood, reviving '50s rock & roll (including the occasional doo wop harmony) for the album's foundation, then turning the amps up high.
The Kinks Present Schoolboys In Disgrace. The following is printed on the cover backside: Once upon a time there was a naughty little schoolboy. He and his gang were always playing tricks on the teachers and bullying other children in the school. One day he got himself into very serious trouble with a naughty schoolgirl and he was sent to the Headmaster who decided to disgrace the naughty boy and his gang in front of the whole school. After this punishment the boy turned into a hard and bitter character.
Jack the Idiot Dunce. The First Time We Fall in Love. The Hard Way. The Last Assembly. No More Looking Back. MusicBrainz: Schoolboys In Disgrace. this site: Schoolboys In Disgrace.
Album Name Schoolboys in Disgrace. Data wpisu 23 Styczeń 1976. Wydawcy Velvel Records. Styl muzycznyRock'n'Roll. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album3. 2. Jack the Idiot Dunce. 4.
Schoolboys in Disgrace albümüne ait şarkıları görebilir ve dinleyebilirsiniz. En çok dinlenen, en popüler şarkıcılar, albümler ve şarkılar muzikdinle. You captured me in your embrace. There's no use blaming me And saying I was your ruination Because it was you equally That got us into this situation.
About Schoolboys In Disgrace. Schoolboys In Disgrace Q&A. Producers Ray Davies. Keyboards John Gosling.
Since Davies seems curiously committed to the concept album (the disappointing Soap Opera was the last), the least one can ask is that he pull it off without having to shore up his exposition by using aesthetically weak material. Because it does not really try very hard to hit a seriocomic home run, Schoolboys in Disgrace isn’t one of the Kinks’ great albums. But the fact that its limited intentions are often exceeded by the sheer talent of its creators happily proves that this band from Muswell Hill is still a vital force in contemporary rock & roll. In This Article: The Kinks. Schoolboys In Disgrace.
|A2||Jack The Idiot Dunce|
|A4||The First Time We Fall In Love|
|B1||I'm In Disgrace|
|B3||The Hard Way|
|B4||The Last Assembly|
|B5||No More Looking Back|
- Copyright (c) – RCA Records
- Copyright (c) – Davray Music Ltd.
- Manufactured By – RCA S.p.A.
- Printed By – Grafiche Boccadoro
- Recorded At – Konk Studios
- Pressed By – RCA Records Factory, Italy
- Art Direction – Pat Doyle
- Engineer – Roger Wake
- Illustration – Mickey Finn
- Musician – Dave Davies, John Dalton, John Gosling , Mick Avory, Ray Davies
- Photography – Chris Hopper
- Saxophone – A. Holmes*, N. Newell*
- Trombone – J. Beecham*
- Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – Raymond Douglas Davies*
"The Kinks Present Schoolboys In Disgrace".
On back cover:
"Once upon a time there was a naughty little schoolboy. He and his gang were always playing tricks on the teachers and bullying other children in the school. One day he got himself into very serious trouble with a naughty schoolgirl and he was sent to the Headmaster who decided to disgrace the naughty boy and his gang in front of the whole school.
After this punishent the boy turned into a hard and bitter character. Perhaps it was not the punishment that changed him but the fact that he realised people in authority would always be there to kick him down and the Establishment would always put him in his place. He knew that he could not change the past but he vowed that in the future he would always get what he wanted. The naughty little boy grew up... into Mr. Flash.
Amongst those in disgrace are:
Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Mick Avory, John Dalton, John Gosling (The Kinks), and others too naughty to mention including J. Beacham (trombone) and A. Holmes and N. Newell (saxophones)
Recorded at Konk Studios, London, during school holidays".
Copyright Davray Music Ltd. 1975
1975 RCA Records
Made in Italy by RCA Italiana.
Inner sleeve with lyrics
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped / etched): FKAY 30940 1 S 1 A 2 △ P 1 L
- Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped / etched): FKAY 30941 1 S 1 A 2 △ P 6 L
- Matrix / Runout (On label A): FKAY 30940
- Matrix / Runout (On label B): FKAY 30941
- Rights Society: SIAE
|LPL1-5102||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (LP, Album)||RCA Victor||LPL1-5102||US||1975|
|VICP-70009||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (CD, Album, RE, SHM)||Victor||VICP-70009||Japan||2008|
|VR2 79724||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (HDCD, Album, Club, RE, RM)||Velvel||VR2 79724||US||1998|
|VEL 79724-2||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Velvel||VEL 79724-2||Australia||2004|
|LPL1-5102, 26.21607 AO||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||RCA Victor, RCA Victor||LPL1-5102, 26.21607 AO||Germany||Unknown|