RAY DAVIES: Words were my weapons

Ray Davies

Vengeance is not a theme we usually associate with The Kinks songs of Ray Davies. Melancholy, romance and nostalgia flow through the best of his work, like the Thames rolling beneath lovers meeting on the bridge in Waterloo Sunset. And yet, when Ray Davies needed to hit back in anger, songs were wielded as weapons. "It was the only ammunition I had to fight with," Davies says.