Do It Again: Boston Globe's Geoff Edgers' Quest To Reunite The Kinks

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Last May, Boston Globe staff writer Geoff Edgers decided he was going to try and reunite the brilliant but (in his opinion) under-appreciated band, the Kinks. He decided to make a documentary about the quest and along the way scored choice encounters with fellow Kinks fans named Paul McCartney, Sting, Zooey Deschanel, Paul Weller, Brian Wilson, Robyn Hitchcock and Clive Davis.

Of course, he also headed to London to search out the original four:
Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife and Mick Avory. You can watch a trailer of his efforts on Kickstarter, where Edgers is also looking for donations to help finish the project (he claims the project has already run an estimated $65,000 out of his — and other investor’s — pockets). We are highly anticipating this documentary, but it raises one important question: Did he reunite the Kinks? Will they play together? (well, that’s two questions, but you get the point).

POSTED May 18, 2009 3:27PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

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  1. A Reasonable Opinion says:

    I really don’t see Geoff getting the Kinks back together. It would be nice, but he is just one man and I think we would heard some hullabaloo about this by now if it was going to happen. Plus people would have been donating money out the wazoo if it meant the kinks were really getting back together.

  2. JohnBGoode says:

    They’re done filming and the Kinks aren’t touring…so who would want to watch this? Geoff Edgers is not very likeable, and yet he seems to be in every scene. Of course I haven’t watched the completed work, but my guess is that it would be better if he were behind the camera asking the stars questions rather than using his credentials as a Boston Globe writer to make stars feel obligated to sing with him. Folks like Sting undoubtedly only talked with Edgers in hopes of getting some good publicity for their current projects, but instead they were used by Edgers.

  3. TV Yellow says:

    Just came back from a screening, and I unfortunately have to agree with the previous commenter. This one just doesn’t ring true. Seems like a guy who just picked an idea and ran with it, rather than someone with a true passion for the band and their music.

    If Edgers’ intent was to introduce a new generation to the sublime and visceral songs of Ray and Dave Davies, he sure has a funny way of showing it. The Kinks are hardly even in this doc. Any time a Kinks song starts up, within ten seconds the camera is back on Edgers, talking about his family, or the troubles at his job, or how hard it is to make a documentary about the Kinks, etc. Liking the band and actually featuring them in the movie might have helped for starters…