You Really Got Me (single)

by | Aug 9, 2016 |

The Mac Wire

(8/3/16) YOU REALLY GOT ME — Bassist Robert Miller, whose group Project Grand Slam has produced their own re imagined version of the great Ray Davies/Kinks song “You Really Got Me,” has elicited a quote from Ray’s brother (and, co-founder of The Kinks) Dave Davies on the production: “Very unique version and I am liking it!”

Says Miller, “We wanted a terrific, cover for the new album (The Queen’s Carnival out on 8/19) and I knew instantly this was it. It’s a great song, always has been, always will. ”

Consistently a crowd favorite, Miller and PGS are playing a series of East Coast dates for the remainder of the summer and gearing up for a major fall tour.

(8/2/16) Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam has just released an exuberant and audacious reimagined version of The Kink’s “You Really Got Me,” as the next single off their forthcoming album, The Queen’s Carnival. A smart re-working of a rock classic for sure, featuring the terrific Lucy Woodward. Miller’s bass playing is as impressive as ever. They’ll have a proper release party at NYC’s Rockwood (Stage 2) on Tuesday, August 16. Here’s the video link: …

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Project Grand Slam has a new album out titled The Queen’s Carnival. One of the classic cover tracks is The Kinks “You Really Got Me” featuring the expressive sultry vocals of Lucy Woodward.

The track starts off with their jazz influences making it sound like it was their own song and then a razor’s edge guitar enters giving it that definitive rock influence. With that element it still sounds like their own creation giving you no indication of the original with the exception of the lyrics.

For this listener that is what makes a good cover tune great! I appreciate jazz rock fusion as well so that helps if you have an ear bent for that genre. So turn it on and give it a listen!

Keith “MuzicMan” Hannaleck