Corgan remakes Kinks’ “Destroyer” with Ray Davies 3:57 pm // Wednesday, August 25, 2010Posted by jjb in billy corgan, news, ray davies.
For a forthcoming album on which he re-records many of his great Kinks hits, Ray Davies has worked with Bruce Springsteen, Black Francis, Bon Jovi, Spoon, Alex Chilton, and others. A blog post written by Kerry Brown last night suggests that Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan is also taking part:
Billy was in this week to record a track for Ray Davies the two of them are collaborating on a remake of Destroyer: Mr. Mark Tulin from The Electric Prunes played bass and Kevin Dippold engineered the track.
“Destroyer” — itself a bit of a remake, as it incorporates the riff from the Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night,” which Zwan covered several times on its April 2002 tour of the Midwest — was a U.S. hit for the Kinks in 1981.