As a fanatic of the music of the '60's and a also big fan of collecting beautiful, exotic European picture sleeves (which I hold as pure works of art), I especially enjoy these two Kinks videos that show how the day in the life of a '60's pop group tied in to several aspects of vintage media.
While a Klip of The Kinks lip syncing may not be as exciting as the ones from the era when the group is playing live, it's kool nonetheless to see the group at work in a French TV studio mugging for the camera in all their matching outfit finery.
As I watching these (recently unearthed) clips, it struck me that SOMETHING looked familiar, which drove me over to my boxes of picture sleeves and there it was, lo and behold- a French EP from '66 with lovely color photos of the group from the same TV session. The red hunting jackets of '64 had by now been replaced with similarly Edwardian black jackets, and the image of Dave Davies with red socks, loafers and Guild guitar just makes me smile. Ray Davies looks weary and tired (but still regal), Pete Qualife anxious, and Mick Avory downright majestic behind the kit.