Waterloo Sunset performances, chapter 1: The Kinks.

February 5th, 2009

Although the inspiration for this site was mainly to collect covers, I couldn’t see how it made any sense to start with anything other than the lovely original. This is the Kinks performing Waterloo Sunset live in, um, I’m gonna say the late ’60s or so. If you’d like to read more about the song, here’s what Wikipedia has to say.

How this site happened.

February 5th, 2009

Waterloo Sunset single - the KinksOne day I was looking up Terry Reid videos on YouTube, as one does, and the results caused me to stop and think about how many musicians I’ve seen cover “Waterloo Sunset.” The number was impressive.

This song deserves a tribute album, I thought to myself. I don’t have the powers to make such a thing happen – but I did have the resources of the internet, some web skills, and a few hours to kill. And here we are!

If you have anything relevant you’d like me to include – audio, video, writing, you name it – please email sunset@fringehead.com. My intention is to have this thing fleshed out in the next week or two and let it exist as a shrine, but I’ll continue to add any materials that come along.