Lola on the Vinyl Version

Ray Davis wrote this to be a great song that would forever stand the test of time. Something that people could recognize in the first five seconds.  He said while writing this song, his two-year-old daughter would sing the chorus back to him. Ray thought, ‘This must catch on.'”

This song is very simple, it’s about a guy who meets a girl in a club.  The girl takes the guy back to her house and rocks his world. The twist comes at the end comes when we find out the girl is not what she seems to be under the surface.

It’s a love song about a person that falls in love someone after one night together, then finding out that person isn’t exactly what you thought they were at first, then getting over your fears and embracing that love.

The story is based on true events that happened to the band’s manager the band and their manager got drunk at a club and then their manager got up and started dancing with what he thought was a woman. Toward the end of the night, the woman’s facial stubble started showing, but their manager was too tanked to notice. When he woke up and found the band, the manager started bragging about the best night of his life.

back in 1970 The Kinks’ fans were not the type of people who would relate to this sensitive of a subject matter, but they loved this song and it opened the door for artists like Lou Reed and David Bowie to explore homosexuality in song. After we found out that Lola was a man.

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