Schoolboys In Disgrace

Schoolboys In Disgrace by The Kinks
Released: Nov 1975
Label: VELVEL LITE PRICE
Ray Davies was strangely wedded to the idea of the concept album in the '70s, and while Schoolboys in Disgrace was much more interesting and well executed than its predecessor, Soap Opera, it wasn't a total success with its '50s pastiche and vaudevillian slapstick. Still, many of the songs are strong enough to stand on their own — like the sneering "The Hard Way," which sounds like it slithered off a Velvet Underground album, and "Headmaster," which is as nefarious as it is strange and overblown. But for all its missteps, Schoolboys must have inspired Pink Floyd's The Wall a few years later.
Jaan Uhelszki
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