The London based quartet, The Kinks , were one of the most influential bands from the British Invasion movement of the early 60's. The band wowed listeners around the world with timeless Brit-rock masterpieces, "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and and All of the Night." However, it wasn't until the autumn of 1968 that the band hit their hippy stride, chronicling the perfect peaceful group gems, The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society. Back in the day, the album's record sales were poor but the critics praised it's pure genius, crafty songwriting and baroque-like countrified rock. Each song tells a story of a precious time gone by that would sit nicely between the Zombies, Odessey & The Oracle and the Beach Boys' Smile or even Donovan's Greatest Hits. The self-titled track is one of the coolest hippy songs of the 60's with its coy philosophy about preserving everything from strawberry jam to Donald Duck. Although there is a song not to be missed on this delightful summer record, "Starstruck" and "Animal Farm" are certainly stand-outs. Enhance your listening pleasure by kicking back in the sun with a tall boy from Half Acre's heavenly hopped Daisy Cutter.